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 ACM Philanthropy Strategy Review and Update

October 2021 – January 2022

Philanthropy Squared was commissioned by the ACM in October 2021 to review the current Philanthropy programme and provide recommendations to inform the development of a future 5 -year Philanthropy strategy.


Undertaken by Frankie Airey & Richard Plumpton of Philanthropy Squared, the work was completed in two distinct phases between October 2021 and January 2022:

1) ACM Philanthropy Performance Analysis 2015–21 (Oct 2021 – Jan 2022)

An analysis of financial performance and donor stewardship at the ACM between the 2015/16 and 2020/21 Financial Years to provide a clear view of underlying financial performance across all the philanthropic and membership revenue streams that currently exist at the ACM.

2) ACM Philanthropy Programme Review (Nov 2021 – Jan 2022)

A detailed assessment of the current programme through interviews with a broad range of individuals involved with the ACM's philanthropic efforts, alongside a review of philanthropic and organisational materials. The review also included an assessment of progress since the 2015/16 Development Review.

Taken together, the two reports resulting from these phases of work provide the basis for the development of a 5-year strategic plan for Philanthropy at the ACM – something the programme review recommends is done in a more considered and comprehensive way than was the case in 2015/16, given the clear opportunities for more transformational growth that are provided by the ACM’s ‘Transformation’ strategy, the ‘Reimagining’ project and the unique circumstances created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the ACM's Philanthropy Programme Review and Performance Analysis summaries can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the images below.

Please contact Philanthropy Squared if you experience any difficulties downloading the files.


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