The Association of Charitable Organisations is the national UK umbrella body for
Trusts and Foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in
Building on the strong tradition between philanthropy and business, corporate
membership provides value for your company and to us. Your support helps us to
underwrite the cost of projects aimed at helping charities to help people.
As a corporate member your organisation will benefit from a relationship with the
Association of Charitable Organisations by making sure our members know about your
As part of your corporate membership we will promote your services in our
newsletters and website. There are also opportunities to advertise in publications
and other communications with the charity membership and to raise issues of interest
in the members forum.
Corporate membership also puts you in a prime position to sponsor meetings and
conferences where you can exhibit your services to ACO members. This is an
opportunity to raise your profile in the benevolence sector.
Reasons to join the ACO
ACO provides support to its members with a wide range of services and
building peer networks providing opportunities for members to share, and get
advice and support;
promoting good practice, tackling problems together and offering solutions;
Training charity professionals on finance, welfare, fund raising, governance,
grant making and benefits.
websites and member forums giving opportunities to seek and share advice and
Lobbying and campaigning...
giving our members a voice by responding to government consultations and raising
awareness about the work of our member organisations;
providing members with up to date information tailored to their specific
interests through a monthly newsletter and policy briefings;
offers from providers of goods and services with competitive pricing and
guaranteed service levels, available only to ACO members.
Benefits of corporate membership
Ten issues per year are sent to all ACO members. Readership is estimated at over
2,000 senior manager, staff, trustees and volunteers.
Editorial content covers issues and areas of interest and concern to ACO members
with a wide range of information on policy issues. Information is regularly provided
on legal issues, financial services and specialist suppliers that support welfare
Corporate members are automatically included in every issue in the corporate
members section providing a logo, brief description of services and contact
Rates for advertising and inserts are available from ACO.
ACO re-launched our website in September 2011 with a new design and member's
forum, and this is the first port of call for anyone with an interest in grant making
and welfare support for individuals in need across the UK.
A corporate member's logo and contact details are featured in the "Corporate
Member" section with links to your own website.
Access to groups and special events
We organise a national conference each year for benevolence funds, bringing
together members with keynote speakers and workshops run by experts. We also
co-ordinate a range of meetings and networks throughout the year.
Opportunities exist to get involved with these groups by exhibiting and guest
speaking in your organisations areas of expertise.