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Last updated May 2020

Events

The ACO organises many networking events throughout the year, featuring fantastic speakers from across the sector. This includes our Annual Conference, Autumn Summit and quarterly grant-making forums

Upcoming Events

CEO Forum - Thursday 3 December 2020

2020 has been an incredibly demanding year for the charity sector as it seeks to support increasing numbers of beneficiaries and service years in the face of severe organisational restraints.

Join our group discussion as senior leaders from grant making and benevolent charities reflect on how they have had to adapt their organisations strategically, financially , operationally and culturally during the course of the year to meet the impact of Covid-19 on the sector.

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ACO Festive Quiz and Social

Join us for our final gathering of the year as we celebrate the festive season with our Christmas Quiz, enjoy conversation with fellow colleagues across the network and wave goodbye (almost) to 2020!  

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Grant Making Forum (GMF)

We run quarterly meetings in London, which are all free to members and feature 2-3 speakers on issues of interest to our sector. Potential members can be invited to attend to get an idea about ACO and its membership.
Meetings are held at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS, from 11am-1pm



Under Fives

The Under Fives meeting follows on from the GMF after a half-hour break for lunch to start at 1:30pm.

The objective of the Under Fives group is to support smaller charities with five staff or less to meet their stategic goals.

The group discusses how themes relevant to the benevolent sector (presented in the Grant Making Forum) translate to charities delivering on a smaller scale. The group also gives the opportunity to discuss hands-on issues outside of the workplace, enabling staff to deal with day-to-day issues.

We are planning to create a virtual network to encourage greater participation from members between meetings.

The ACO is grateful to the British Dental Association Benevolent Fund for supporting these events.



What our members say:

"We have found the ACO conferences an invaluable and cost effective method of inducting new Trustees. The high quality speakers added with the unrivalled opportunity to network with other Trustees, staff and volunteers who work within the benevolent sector really helps to embed the uniqueness of the work which we do and the context in which we operate. We aim to engage every Trustee with ACO events as a part of the Board's development plan".

"We have always found the ACO to be an immensely helpful and important resource in our grant making. Events such as the Annual Conference and Forums are important opportunities for sharing working practices and we have appreciated fellow members' willingness to offer help and advice over similar issues."

Events

CEO Forum - Thursday 3 December

2020 has been an incredibly demanding year for the charity sector as it seeks to support increasing numbers of beneficiaries and service years in the face of severe organisational restraints.

Boardroom - Boardroom

ACO Festive Quiz and Social - Thursday 17 December

Thursday 17 December 2020 5pm - 7pm

Christmas - Christmas

Grant Making Forum - 22 September (Presentations)

Thank you to those that attended our Grant Making Forum on 22 September 2020. Details about the speakers at this event plus copies of the presentations are available to download from the bottom of this page.

Grant Making Forum Sept 2020 - Grant Making Forum Sept 2020

Grant Making Forum

Meetings are held at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS, from 11am-1pm. This is a "Members-only" event, everyone is welcome and attendance is free.

Grant Making Forum & Under Fives Meetings - Graphics

Under Fives Meeting

A group meeting for solo workers and small staff teams ("under 5 employees"). The meeting is Chaired & Minutes taken however there is no agenda and members discuss topics of interest and pose questions. This is a great forum for support/ advice/ Best Practice and general sharing. No booking required. ACO members only.

Grant Making Forum & Under Fives Meetings - Graphics

Previous Webinars

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