ACAT reveals Sponsors for our 2021 Virtual Conference

September 18, 2021
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ACAT reveals Sponsors for our 2021 Virtual Conference

ACAT is delighted to announce the sponsors for our 2021 virtual conference entitled ‘Mission-Driven Finance: The Way Forward Post-Covid’.

CCLA – the UK’s leading fund manager for Christian churches and charities – has returned as the event’s headline sponsor.

CCLA has more than 60 years’ experience providing competitive and attractive investment management services.  To read more about CCLA click HERE.

ACAT’s Executive Officer, Ashley Ellis, said: “ACAT has worked closely with CCLA for many years and I’d like to extend great thanks them for returning as our headline sponsor once again.

“The title of this year’s event is ‘Mission-Driven Finance: The Way Forward Post-Covid’ – and CCLA has also agreed to lend their invaluable expertise.

“CCLA’s Director of Market Development, Andrew Robinson MBE, is presenting a webinar entitled ‘What is good investment?’ – and if you’ve not booked already, please do so as soon as possible.”

CCLA’s webinar entitled ‘What is good investment?’ will take place on Thursday, October 14, at 7pm. Please book your place HERE.

ACAT is also delighted that additional “Partners in Ministry” have also agreed to sponsor our 2021 conference. These include:

ACIE – The Association of Charity Independent Examiners – ACIE is one of ACAT’s longstanding Partners in Ministry. ACIE works on behalf of those who carry out independent examination (IE). Founded in 1999, ACIE  are the only professional body whose sole focus is IE. https://acie.org.uk/

Andrew Silley – Independent utility consultant, Andrew Silley, provides clients with a winning formula for energy procurement, energy management and reducing consumption. www.andrewsilley.com

Data Developments – Data Developments has been specialising in the design of software for churches since 1985. The company’s range of software covers accounting, membership, donations and gift aid – and all are tailored for the requirements of churches. Data Development’s software is available as both desktop & cloud-based applications. More information is available at http://www.datadevelopments.co.uk/

easyfundraising – easyfundraising is a totally free online fundraising option for your church which is perfect for the times we are living in. easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest shopping fundraising site and we partner with leading retailers to help good causes, including churches and faith organisation, raise much needed funds through online shopping. To date, together we’ve raised nearly £33million and counting. For details, visit https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ .

ECCR – The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) works to promote economic justice, human rights and environmental sustainability. Through shareholder activism and advocacy, ECCR encourages companies to meet the highest standards of corporate responsibility and transparency while also working with faith communities to uphold the same high standards through the responsible use and investment of their money. Visit https://www.eccr.org.uk/ for more information.

ExpensePlus – ExpensePlus is a cloud-based, fund accounting package that enables churches and charities to streamline the way they process expenses, create accounts, view reports and claim Gift Aid. ExpensePlus saves time and money by removing duplication and inefficiency. It enables teams to work remotely and provides staff with accurate, up-to-date, drillable financial reports. ExpensePlus is easy to use, fully customisable, and is rated 4.8* on Google. Find out more at https://expenseplus.co.uk/

Keystone Law – The law relating to the charity, not-for-profit enterprises and philanthropy is very specialised. Keystone Law’s dedicated team of charity lawyers have over 30 years of experience in the sector so fully understand the regulation and the challenges faced by charities and social enterprises, to ensure advice is comprehensive, practical and tailored. For more information go to: https://www.keystonelaw.com/sectors/charities

Kingdom Bank – Kingdom Bank is a Christian bank that’s been changing the way Christians and churches use their money for over 65 years. Whether you are considering placing a deposit, looking for a mortgage or in search of insurance for your church or charity, Kingdom Bank would be delighted to partner with you. For more information visit https://www.kingdom.bank/ .

Liberty Accounts – Liberty Accounts produces powerful and versatile cloud accounting and payroll software, designed for UK businesses and charities with specialist support for Anglican churches. For details, log onto www.libertyaccounts.com/not-for-profit

Ashley added: “ACAT has traditionally had quite a few organisations we work closely with who we call our ‘Partners in Ministry’ and all share one common bond.

“Their underlying purpose is to support and serve the administration of the church.

“We’ve been involved with many of these organisations for years and we collaborate with these partners to make treasurers and administrators aware of their services.

“I’d like to thank all these sponsors for their truly invaluable support – we would not be able to host our annual conference without them.”

To book one of the webinars that form part of the ACAT 2021 Virtual Conference click HERE.

The ACAT Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, October 16, at 2pm.

This will immediately be followed by our first ever ‘Meet the Sponsor’ event which will afford opportunity to talk in person to many of the sponsors mentioned above. To reserve your free place at this virtual event click HERE.

ACAT will be revealing more information about our first ever Meet the Sponsor event shortly.