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Places Still Available for February Fundraising Training

There are still a few places available for the fundraising courses being run by Training People in Belfast in early February. The course content will be relevant to groups working in both Northern and Southern Ireland.

€50million Peace III Programme Roadshows

As part of the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace III), €50 million is available to local and county councils. Find out more about the Peace III Plans in your area at one of the following roadshows.

Charity Appeals for Unwanted Christmas Gifts

With an eye on recycling Christmas cheer as well as helping out elderly people in need, Age Action has today urged the Irish public to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts to the charity.

Fundraising Ireland National Conference on 26 March

A highlight in the diary for any fundraising professional, Fundraising Ireland have announced that their National Conference will be taking place in March at the Croke Park Conference Centre.

Irish Charities Issue Warning of Potential Deadly Cost of Recession

While most Irish charities are facing their own recession-related concerns, the Samaritans have issued perhaps the starkest warning yet of the potential impact that the crisis could have on the most vulnerable in society.

Fundraising Direct Marketing Seminar on 19 January

Fundraising Ireland and the Irish Direct Marketing Association are teaming up to run an event on 19 January that will focus on how Irish non-profits can maximise the impact of their direct marketing fundraising efforts during the economic downturn.

Community Foundation for Ireland Announces 2008 Philanthropist of the Year Winners

The Community Foundation for Ireland today announced the winners of the second annual Philanthropist of the Year Awards. Once again the awards were a huge success and the quantity, as well as quality, of entries was very high indeed. Read the rest of this article to watch video profiles of each award winner.

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.

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.

Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announces Latest Funding Partnership

The Vodafone Ireland Foundation (VIF), one of Ireland’s most prolific funders of charitable causes, has announced that it is awarding €150,000 funding to the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) in a bid to help raise vital awareness among Irish people about the need to ring 999 during emergencies.