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Places Still Available for "Promoting Philanthropy" Conference on Nov 6th

There are still a handful of places left for the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group's 17th Annual Conference -  "Promoting Philanthropy - Playing Our Part" - which takes place on November 6th in the Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1. The half-day conference focuses on promoting greater levels of philanthropy in Ireland and the role that our sector can/should play.

Focus Ireland Launch their “Sponsor a Star” Christmas Campaign

The homeless charity, Focus Ireland, has come up with a uniquely festive way to fundraise this Christmas with its “Sponsor a Star” Christmas tree campaign. The tree will be located on Dublin cities main shopping thoroughfare, Grafton Street, and will feature a range of different stars that are all available to sponsor. The idea is that, by sponsoring a star, businesses will be able to take care of all their client gifts and cards whilst also supporting the important work of Focus Ireland.

Navigate the Financial Crisis with Expert Guidance on Fundingpoint.ie

As regular visitors to Fundingpoint.ie will be aware, our fundraising guidance knowledgebase contains many different articles covering all aspects of fundraising in Ireland. To build on this reservoir of expert opinion, we have now published several guest articles and reports that should be required reading for anyone seeking to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest thinking from within the Irish fundraising field.

"Spreading the Wealth" Philanthropy Conference on 19 November in Dublin

Philanthropy Ireland, in association with STEP Ireland, announces Spreading the Wealth: The business of philanthropy. On 19th November, this half day conference will explore the role of professional advisors in encouraging planned giving.

Irish Health Charities Express Funding Concerns

The Irish Medical News (IMN) has reported on the serious funding problems currently being faced by a number of health charities. These funding problems stem from a mixture of Government funding cuts to a decline in fundraising events income and they apply to health charities both big and small.

Grundtvig Funding Info Sessions Across the Country In November & December

Leargas is holding information sessions on funding available under the Grundtvig Adult Education programme in November in different locations across the country. The Grundtvig programme seeks to address the educational challenge of an ageing population and to provide adults with alternative pathways to updating their skills and competences.

Grundtvig In Service Training Grant Announces 2009 Deadlines

The Grundtvig In Service Training action programme has just announced its 2009 deadlines for funding applications. The Grundtvig In Service Training action provides funding for those involved in the delivery of adult education in the formal and non-formal sectors to enhance their skills and broaden their awareness of lifelong learning within Europe.

Fundraising in a Cold Climate Presentation in Dublin in December

Non-profit sector specialists, 2into3, will present the findings of their report, Fundraising in a Cold Climate, in Dublin on 11 December. Part of The Wheel's CEO Breakfast Briefing series of events, the presentation will provides a comparative analysis of the impact of significant world events and market performance on fundraising and also examines the impact of recessionary periods in the sector.

Committee Issues Findings on Charity Fundraising in Times of Recession

A number of charities came together on the 6th of October to discuss how the current economic downturn may effect our ability to raise funds. A Committee was formed at this meeting to look at how as a sector we might respond to these challenges and communicate key issues as appropriate to the wider general public through the media.

Recession Begins to Bite the Irish Charity Sector

The effects of the recession on the Irish community and voluntary sector are now beginning to show, as a number of the most prominent charities are reporting a decrease in income over the past 12 months. Rising unemployment and the ever increasing cost of living appear to have taken a bite out of the public's ability to maintain the usual level of donations that most charities depend on. All of this comes at a time when the demand for the services offered by these various charities is on the rise.

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