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Investment seminars for trustees and senior executives
This unique programme empowers participants to realise the full potential for their assets to achieve their charitable and financial objectives.  Suitable for trustees and senior staff at endowed foundations.

When: May 17–18, 2022
Grant-making with DEI lens - Session 4 of Series of 4
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a topic of huge importance for foundations and this session will focus on ensuring grant-making practices, processes and procedures have a DEI lens embedded within them.

When: May 18, 2022
Smaller funders' network meeting
After several meetings looking at best practice in grant-making, this meeting will focus on the operational side of being a Smaller Funder and selecting core suppliers such as insurance, auditors, banks, and investment managers. There will be no external speakers for this meeting so we hope that everyone will bring their top tips and stories to share with others!

When: May 19, 2022
Cyber security for foundations
Cyber security: What are the risks to your foundation and those you fund, and how can you address them now?

When: June 7, 2022
How to assess the outcomes & impact of the projects you fund
This course will support you to assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of your grant-giving.

When: June 14–15, 2022
ACF's Annual General Meeting 2022 - online
This is an option to attend our AGM online.

When: June 15, 2022
Strategy workshop - in person
This is an opportunity to have your say in the next phase of engagement on ACF’s strategy. Places at the workshop will be available on a first come, first served basis. There will be an additional opportunity for others to engage online with the strategy review over the summer.

When: June 15, 2022
ACF's Annual General Meeting 2022 - in person
Our AGM offers an important opportunity to hear directly from our trustees and staff about ACF’s work on behalf of our members over the past 12 months and plans for the future.

When: June 15, 2022
Tackling poverty network meeting
‘How do we build routes to power and influence for people with lived experience of poverty through our grant-making?’

When: June 21, 2022
SIIG: Catalytic Capital
Charities, social enterprises and social purpose organisations need catalytic capital – long-term, affordable and flexible repayable finance. Discuss the findings from a SIIG research project, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and Big Society Capital, looking at the blockers for investors and how more catalytic capital could be made available.

When: June 22, 2022
Children & young people network meeting
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When: June 23, 2022
International funders & Migration network meeting
Further details to follow. Please save the date.

When: June 28, 2022
Selecting a new grant management system
There are many suppliers and software packages available to the charitable sector, designed for managing relationships with supporters, grantees/partners, members and others, but how do you choose the system that best supports the specific needs of your foundation?

When: July 6, 2022
Assessing grant applications
How grant applications are assessed can depend enormously on the size of the foundation, as well as on the mission and operational models adopted. There is no magic formula, but there are some key principles which underpin good practice. This course is for those who assess grant applications and want to explore the underlying principles, the challenges involved and to learn from different approaches.

When: July 19–20, 2022