ACO organises regular events, webinars and training sessions which can be attended by all staff of ACO member charities.

We also hold regular meetings of our special interest groups to bring members together around common interest areas.

Members can log in to view on demand recordings of past events and webinars.

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Past Event

Regional Charities Group: 31st May

Join ACO members for the first special interest group aimed at supporting and networking with other regional benevolent charities.

Past Event

Anti-fraud working group: 6th June

Join other ACO members to share experiences and best practice in protecting benevolent charities against fraudulent activity.

Past Event

Income Generation & Fundraising Group: 9th May

Our regular forum looking at opportunities to share experiences/best practice around diversifying income streams (particularly fundraising) and maximising returns from traditional investment sources. Open to all members.

Past Event

EDI Group: 25th April

Our EDI Group is a regular meeting of ACO charity members looking to explore and improve their EDI practice. This meeting is open to all ACO members.

Past Event

Virtual Caseworker Conference: 28th March

This half day virtual conference will include industry speakers and a panel of caseworkers to discuss helpful resources and perspectives for grant makers working directly with beneficiaries.

Past Event

CEO Forum: 4th April

A meeting for charity leaders to discuss common concerns and queries with like-minded colleagues.

Past Event

Lightning Reach workshop hosted by ACO- How different charities are using the Lightning Reach Portal one year since launch: 21st March

Join Lightning Reach as they share an update on how the portal has grown and developed over the past year to help streamline the process of applying for support for individuals during the cost of living crisis.

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360Giving workshop – Publishing grants to individuals data: 15th March

360 Giving are a charity that helps organisations to publish open, standardised grants data. Find out the benefits of sharing your grants data using the 360Giving Data Standard.

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Evaluation & Impact Network: 19th January

Join colleagues for an informal, bring-your-lunch Zoom and chat about all things evaluation, monitoring and impact.