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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.

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.

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.

Fundraising in Tough Times - Roundtable Discussion in Dublin on Nov 24th

This latest EAPG Dublin roundtable discussion will facilitate discussion and examination of how Irish charities can best negotiate their way through the currenct uncertainty of the Irish financial landscape. The emphasis on this meeting will be on how develop a winning fundraising strategy for the future.

In-Depth Budget Response from The Wheel (Updated)

The Wheel, a leading representative and support organisation for the community and voluntary sector, has warned that Irish charities are under mounting financial pressures as they grapple to meet increased demand for their services in a highly uncertain funding environment.

Fundraising Training Courses in November

Training People, the consultancy and training company for the Irish charity sector, will be running a series of fundraising training courses in Dublin and Belfast this November. Each training session can be attended as a ‘stand alone’ course or, alternatively, attendees can combine sessions in order to gain a more comprehensive overview of the subject matter.

Overseas Aid Escapes Large Budget Funding Cuts

While many Irish community and voluntary groups are still in the process of digesting what yesterdays budget means for their work, one area of the sector that has expressed general satisfaction is those charities involved in the delivery of overseas aid.

Irish Fundraisers Meet Over Financial Crisis - Reports Available to Download

An important meeting took place in Dublin on Monday 6th October when a number of leading groups from the Irish fundraising community convened in the offices of Concern to discuss the development of a common approach to the current financial downturn in Ireland. A series of actions were agreed upon during the meeting and two significant fundraising reports were made available which you can download now.

Winners of Inaugural National Fundraising Awards - See the Photos!

The winners of the inaugural National Fundraising Awards were named in a ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Over 200 hundred representatives from the Irish charity sector were in attendance at the event in the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin 4 and were said to have throroughly enjoyed the opportunity to network with fellow fundraisers from across the country.

Boyzone Star Helps with Fundraising

In an inspired partnership of Irish pop and art, Keith Duffy (of Boyzone fame) has teamed up with a number of leading Irish artists to help raise funds for Irish Autism Action. The artists, including Pauline Bewick, Graham Knuttel and Helen Steele, have created new works for an exhibition that will eventually be auctioned off at the Keith Duffy Masquerade Ball in December.