Election ready: foundation influencing approaches

Ahead of the General Election, foundations may consider a range of approaches to influence future government policy. Join us for an engaging workshop to explore how foundations can undertake influencing activities, from developing a manifesto to hosting election events or hustings.

 This event is open to all ACF members, whether you have already started engaging in influencing, are still contemplating the idea or are just curious about the approaches taken by foundations during an election cycle.

If your foundation has first-hand experience of influencing and you are willing to share your experience with peers, please get in touch with [email protected] We invite you to provide a brief overview of your experience at our workshop.
NCVO will also join us to discuss their joint manifesto with ACEVO, on behalf of the charity sector. 


  • Chris Walker, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, NCVO
  • Samantha Stewart, Interim CEO, Nationwide Foundation
  • Julia Himmrich, Policy Manager, The Legal Education Foundation
  • Shelley Hopkinson, Head of Policy and Influencing, Turn2Us
  • James Westhead, Head of Engagement, Better Society Capital

Date: 16 May 2024

Time: 10am - 11am

This event is free for all ACF members to attend.

This event will be held online. Zoom joining instructions will be sent 48 hours before the event.
 If you would like to discuss access requirements, please contact [email protected]