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Last updated October 2020

Guest Articles

Articles written by our charity and corporate members on important topics of the day.


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    Appliance poverty: Living without during Covid-19 - AO Business

    Piers French from AO Business, who chaired our panel discussion around appliance poverty during Covid-19 at ACO's Annual Conference, discusses some of the key points raised during this discussion. 

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    Member Spotlight: Family Fund

    We spoke to ACO member charity Family Fund about the work they have been doing during lockdown and their recent research looking at how Covid-19 has impacted families with disabled children.

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    Testing times: the 2020 Newton Charity Investment Survey

    The coronavirus pandemic has not only affected charities’ investment returns and expectations for the future, but has also had major implications for charities’ activities and ability to raise funds. Notwithstanding the unprecedented challenges brought by this event, charities continue to attach increasing importance to ethical and socially responsible investing. These are among the conclusions from Newton’s annual survey of leaders and decision-makers in the UK charity sector.

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    Making financial relief programmes more efficient and effective - Pin4

    New ACO corporate member Pin4 discusses the benefits of delivering prompt cash support to beneficiaries.

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    The importance of strategic planning in the midst of a pandemic - Turn2us

    As the UK went into lockdown, national poverty charity Turn2us was just about to go live with its new purpose and strategy. Determined to make sure that their immediate focus was on getting urgent help to as many people as possible, as soon as possible, the charity’s team was prepared to put the new strategy launch on hold. What they found, however, was how its new purpose had actually prepared the charity to deal with such a crisis. Sara Willcocks, Head of External Affairs at Turn2us, explains: