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ACF Northern Ireland Conference

With such a complex array of issues coalescing just now the Northern Ireland conference (1-2 Nov, Belfast) will provide an oasis of calm to help you make sense of it all.

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ACF Annual Conference 2018

Can thinking about foundation practice in relation to borders, barriers and boundaries provide a lens in disorientating times? This is the theme we will be exploring at ACF's Annual Conference 2018 for staff and trustees from organisations which are either endowed foundations or which makes grants for charitable purposes.

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Finance in Grantmaking Special Interest Group

The landscape for foundations and grantmaking organisations is constantly shifting. Changes in the economic environment and advances in technology are leading to new ways of working. This meeting will be looking forward to explore emergent technologies and practices, and how our anticipation of these impacts our financial management within philanthropy.

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Introduction to issues in grant-making

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.

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Foundation Endowments

This new two-day programme (with introductory seminar and dinner the evening before) will empower trustees and senior foundation executives to realise the full potential of their investment assets to achieve their charitable and financial objectives. The curriculum has been developed with extensive feedback from ACF members. The speakers include expert investment professionals from ACF’s Official Partners and leading foundation practitioners. Participants can tailor their learning by booking to attend all or part of the curriculum (please see event page for full details of the options).

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Reading applicants’ accounts

This event is full. 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.

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