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Clamping Down On Bogus Charity Collections

Irish charities that depend on income earned though the sale of donated clothes in their charity shops will doubtless have welcomed the recent enactment of the Charity Act, which should go some way to stamping out the bogus clothing collectors.

Charities Bill Now Enacted

The Charities Bill was signed into law by the President on Saturday, 28 February. Minister of State, John Curran, has indicated that the Act will be implemented in stages and full implementation could take up to two years.

Dóchas Responds to Calls to Slash Overseas Aid Budget

Dóchas Policy Officer Éamonn Casey responds to Deputy Ned O'Keeffe's call last week for Ireland to halt aid payments to the Third World, because we can no longer afford them.

Fundraising Convention Discount for Fundingpoint.ie Subscribers

Fundingpoint.ie is pleased to be able to inform all of our subscribers that they can now avail of an ongoing discount for all Institute of Fundraising UK National Convention and ongoing series of one-day fundraising conferences. Fundingpoint.ie subscribers will be able to attend any of these events (read on for further detail) for the same rate as IoF members.

"Philanthropy in Ireland" Summer School Announced

The Centre for Nonprofit Management is delighted to announce the date for its fourth annual Summer School - 16 and 17 June. This year the Centre turns its attention to the topic of Philanthropy in Ireland. It is hoped that the Summer School will provide an opportunity to further deepen an ongoing conversation about the nature and practice of philanthropy.

CFI Accepting Applications for New Scheme for Marginalised Women

The Community Foundation for Ireland is now seeking applications from registered charities and not for profit organisations around Ireland who work with marginalised women under its new funding scheme, the OLC Ireland Trust Fund.

Dismay at New Cuts to Overseas Aid Budget

Ireland’s overseas development NGOs have expressed shock at the Government’s decision to slash the Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget by €95 million. The member organisations of Dóchas stated that the latest round of aid cuts seriously undermines the Taoiseach’s own promise to protect the world’s poor and vulnerable from the worst of the expenditure cuts.

Take Part in Survey on Non-profit Income and Fundraising

Irish Charities Tax Research (ICTR) and the Ireland Funds (IF) have commissioned the Centre for Nonprofit Management, Trinity College Dublin, to conduct a survey of nonprofit and voluntary organisations on their behalf.

Win a Year's Subscription to Fundingpoint.ie!

We are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a year's free subscription to Fundingpoint.ie, the online source of funding information for the Irish community and voluntary sector.

IFI Leadership Funding Programme Launched

On Thursday 29 January NICVA, in conjunction with the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), launched the £2.1 million Community Leadership Programme for Northern Ireland and the Southern Border Counties.