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

Available Events:


International funders network

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 11:00 - Wednesday, 18 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 (only 2 ACF member tickets left!)

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

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Corporate foundations network

Friday, 27 April 2018, 12:00 - Friday, 27 April 2018, 14:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00 (only 2 ACF member tickets left!)

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

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Webinar: ACF - your membership organisation

Wednesday, 02 May 2018, 15:00 - Wednesday, 02 May 2018, 16:00

Following the success of Carol’s lunchtime session at the ACF conference in November, this webinar will be an opportunity six months on, to hear about ACF’s about new direction of travel.

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

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Introduction to issues in grant-making

Thursday, 03 May 2018, 11:30 - Thursday, 03 May 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.

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

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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 (only 5 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £62.00 (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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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 (only 3 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £161.00 (only 3 ACF member tickets left!)

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

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Smaller funders network meeting

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 12:00 - Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 14:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

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

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Housing and Homelessness

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 14:30 - Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 17:00

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

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

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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 (only 7 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £62.00 (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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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 (only 1 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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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 (only 2 Non-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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Digital Solutions to Social Challenges

Tuesday, 05 June 2018, 14:00 - Tuesday, 05 June 2018, 17:00

Open for booking - more details to follow.

Prices: Non-member - £88.00 (only 2 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £62.00 (only 2 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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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 (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).

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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).

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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).

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Place-based funding network

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:00 - Thursday, 14 June 2018, 13:30

The Place-based funding network is open to all those who perceive they work in 'place' be it: rural, city-wide, town or ward level. This inaugural meeting aims to:

- connect with other ACF member funders who already work on a place-based programme or who are considering developing one
-to explore the nature (size, scale) of place
-to share experiences of working in place - successes, challenges and lessons learned
-Review survey results and feedback to agree a way forward for network - t

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Lankelly Chase, Greenworks, Dog and Duck Yard, Princeton Street, LONDON, WC1R 4BH

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The role of philanthropy and social movements

Monday, 18 June 2018, 14:00 - Monday, 18 June 2018, 16:00

From Grenfell Tower to the Calais migrant crisis, technology has enabled citizens to organise and advocate in entirely new ways, often at a speed, scale and reach not seen before.
So, what does this mean for philanthropy? How can trusts and foundations

Prices: Non-member - Free

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 meeting

Monday, 25 June 2018, 11:00 - Monday, 25 June 2018, 14:00

Open for booking- more details to come

Prices: ACF member - Free

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 and migration network

Monday, 25 June 2018, 14:00 - Monday, 25 June 2018, 16:00

This meeting will focus on the advice needs of EU nationals once the UK leaves the European Union, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups that are likely to be excluded from the registration process for settled status.

A number of foundations hav

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 Advocacy Debate

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 10:30 - Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12:30

Open for booking- More information to come.
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Location: Charities Aid Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, , 10 St Bride Street , LONDON , EC4A 4AD

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Sorry - This event is fully booked!

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

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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).

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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 4 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £42.00 (only 3 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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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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Child Sexual Exploitation

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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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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