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This page shows the events that Association of Charitable Foundations is currently planning and are available for booking.

Available Events:


How to assess the outcomes and impact of projects you fund

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 10:00 - Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 16:30

This course will support you in the way you assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of your grant-giving.

Prices: Non-member - £223.00; ACF member - £161.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Asylum, refugee & migration network

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:30 - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 16:30

Open for booking; more details to follow.

Prices: Non-member - £40.00

Location: The Federation, The Federation, Federation Street, MANCHESTER, M4 4BF

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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School Funders Network

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 15:00 - Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 17:00

Parental engagement: addressing inequality in children’s early attainment

Prices: ACF member - Free; Non-member - Free

Location: Wellcome Trust, Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, LONDON, NW1 2BE

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Foundation leadership - challenges and opportunities

Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 12:30 - Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 14:30

The role of a foundation director or CEO is unlike any other in the charitable sector. This seminar offers an opportunity to reflect upon it with others facing the same issues.

Prices: Non-member - £62.00; ACF member - £42.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Northern Ireland network

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:00 - Thursday, 15 February 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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The essentials of data protection - DPA to GDPR

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:00 - Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 15:00

Most voluntary organisations have gradually become familiar with their responsibilities under the current Data Protection Act 1998, and many are aware that this will be replaced on 25th May 2018 by the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Prices: Non-member - £213.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Introduction to issues in grant-making

Thursday, 01 March 2018, 11:30 - Thursday, 01 March 2018, 14:30

New to grant-making? This course will give you a fuller understanding of how your role relates to the work of your foundation, and how that compares to others in the grantmaking world.

Prices: Non-member - £62.00 (only 5 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £42.00 (only 5 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Operational support network

Wednesday, 07 March 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 07 March 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Grant-making and the law

Thursday, 08 March 2018, 12:00 - Thursday, 08 March 2018, 15:00

A charity law expert will give a broad overview of the law as it affects grantmaking, covering topics including:
• is a grant a gift, trust or contract? • standards of care in grant-making • standard terms

Prices: Non-member - £62.00 (only 9 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £42.00 (only 9 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Violence against women and girls network

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Assessing grant applications

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 15:30

How grant applications are assessed can depend enormously on the size of the foundation, as well as on the mission and operational models adopted.

Prices: Non-member - £213.00 (only 7 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £140.00 (only 7 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Older people network

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 13:00

Open for booking; more details to follow.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Selecting a new grant management system: options and approach

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 11:00 - Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 15:00

To assess likely success in the long-term, it is vital to look beyond individual funded projects to the organisation as a whole and how it is run.

Prices: Non-member - £62.00; ACF member - £42.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Reading applicants' accounts

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 10:00 - Thursday, 19 April 2018, 16:00

This essential and popular course gives grant-makers an understanding of applicants’ statutory accounts and the legal and accounting framework of which they are a part.

Prices: Non-member - £213.00 (only 9 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £140.00 (only 9 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Northern Ireland network

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:00 - Monday, 23 April 2018, 16:00

This meeting provides a great opportunity to share knowledge and catch up with funders who are operating in, or have an interest in, Northern Ireland.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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International funders network

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:00 - Thursday, 26 April 2018, 13:00

This meeting will hear from three speakers on the theory and practice of funding collaboratively in the international space, followed by an open discussion to share our experiences.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Asylum, refugee & migration network

Tuesday, 08 May 2018, 11:00 - Tuesday, 08 May 2018, 13:00

Open for bookings - more details to follow.

Prices: Non-member - £25.00; ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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An introduction to social investment for foundations

Wednesday, 09 May 2018, 12:30 - Wednesday, 09 May 2018, 17:00

To assess likely success in the long-term, it is vital to look beyond individual funded projects to the organisation as a whole and how it is run.

Prices: Non-member - £88.00; ACF member - £62.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

How to assess the outcomes and impact of projects you fund

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:00 - Thursday, 10 May 2018, 16:30

This course will support you in the way you assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of your grant-giving.

Prices: Non-member - £223.00; ACF member - £161.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

What it means to be a foundation trustee - an exploration of the role

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 13:00 - Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 16:00

This seminar has been designed to provide a tailored overview of trustee roles and responsibilities within the context of trusts and foundations, and it will include a discussion of current compliance and governance issues affecting them.

Prices: Non-member - £88.00; ACF member - £62.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Children and young people network

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 11:00 - Thursday, 17 May 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

What it means to be a corporate foundation trustee

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 14:00 - Thursday, 24 May 2018, 17:00

Being a trustee of a corporate foundation is a unique role. This seminar will be an opportunity to engage with other corporate foundation trustees.

Prices: Non-member - £88.00; ACF member - £62.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Introduction to issues in grant-making

Thursday, 07 June 2018, 11:30 - Thursday, 07 June 2018, 14:30

New to grant-making? This course will give you a fuller understanding of how your role relates to the work of your foundation, and how that compares to others in the grantmaking world.

Prices: Non-member - £62.00; ACF member - £42.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Exploring core funding

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:00 - Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 15:30

There are many suppliers and software packages available to the charitable sector, designed for managing relationships with supporters, grantees/partners, members and others.

Prices: Non-member - £88.00; ACF member - £62.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Funder collaboration – the pot holes, potentials and possibilities

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 16:00

The aim of this seminar is to deepen participants understanding of what collaboration can mean for funders, the different forms it can take and what impact it can have.

Prices: Non-member - £88.00 (only 7 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £62.00 (only 7 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

The how and why of involving grantees in decision-making

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:00 - Thursday, 14 June 2018, 15:30

In this seminar, we will provide an overview of current foundation practice and share the steps that some funders have taken to actively involve grantees.

Prices: Non-member - £161.00; ACF member - £114.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Violence against women and girls network

Wednesday, 04 July 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 04 July 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Beyond the balance sheet: how foundations can identify effective applicants and spot warning signs

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:30 - Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 16:00

To assess likely success in the long-term, it is vital to look beyond individual funded projects to the organisation as a whole and how it is run.

Prices: Non-member - £161.00; ACF member - £114.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

The challenges and opportunities of foundation leadership

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:30 - Thursday, 13 September 2018, 14:30

The role of a foundation director or CEO is unlike any other in the charitable sector. This seminar offers an opportunity to reflect upon it with others facing the same issues.

Prices: Non-member - £62.00 (only 7 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £42.00 (only 7 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Selecting a new grant management system: options and approach

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 15:00

There are many suppliers and software packages available to the charitable sector, designed for managing relationships with supporters, grantees/partners, members and others.

Prices: Non-member - £62.00; ACF member - £42.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Assessing grant applications – exploring key principles which underpin good practice

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:00 - Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 15:30

How grant applications are assessed can depend enormously on the size of the foundation, as well as on the mission and operational models adopted.

Prices: Non-member - £213.00; ACF member - £140.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Reading applicants' accounts

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:00 - Thursday, 27 September 2018, 16:00

This essential and popular course gives grant-makers an understanding of applicants’ statutory accounts and the legal and accounting framework of which they are a part.

Prices: Non-member - £213.00; ACF member - £140.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

How to assess the outcomes and impact of projects you fund

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:00 - Thursday, 11 October 2018, 16:30

This course will support you in how you assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of your grant-giving.

Prices: Non-member - £223.00; ACF member - £161.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Violence against women and girls network

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 11:00 - Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

International funders network

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Welfare reform and the impact upon the individuals you fund

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:30 - Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 15:00

With welfare reform continuing to have an impact upon people’s lives, this half-day seminar provides analysis and an update.

Prices: Non-member - £161.00; ACF member - £114.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Introduction to issues in grant-making

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:30 - Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 14:30

New to grant-making? This course will give you a fuller understanding of how your role relates to the work of your foundation, and how that compares to others in the grantmaking world.

Prices: Non-member - £62.00; ACF member - £42.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Funding plus – an analysis of current practice and learning

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:00 - Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 15:00

This seminar is a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of experienced practitioners about their experience of funding plus – the good, the bad and the ugly – from the perspective of both practitioners and researchers.

Prices: Non-member - £88.00; ACF member - £62.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Asylum, refugee and migration network

Monday, 03 December 2018, 11:00 - Monday, 03 December 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: Non-member - £25.00; ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Reading applicants’ accounts

Wednesday, 05 December 2018, 10:00 - Wednesday, 05 December 2018, 16:00

This essential and popular course gives grant-makers an understanding of applicants’ statutory accounts and the legal and accounting framework of which they are a part.

Prices: Non-member - £213.00; ACF member - £140.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Children and young people network

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 13:00

Open for booking - more details to follow

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

Assessing grant applications – exploring key principles which underpin good practice

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:00 - Thursday, 13 December 2018, 15:30

How grant applications are assessed can depend enormously on the size of the foundation, as well as on the mission and operational models adopted.

Prices: Non-member - £213.00; ACF member - £140.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

Click here to make a booking

 

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