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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.

Celebrity Auctions for Charity Website Launches

Today sees the launch of an exciting new website, Celeb2nds.com, that aims to help charities raise funds through the sale of celebrity items and experiences. In a nutshell, charities can invite their celebrity supporters to donate items for auction on the website or members of the public can donate their celebrity memorabilia to the site. The website even has a special celebrity area through which conscientious celebs can donate items in person!

The Wheel Launches 2008 Training Links Grant Programme

Training Links is an innovative support service developed by The Wheel to enhance the skills and employability of people working in the community and voluntary sector in Ireland. Training Links offers funding opportunities to groups of organisations that chose to come together and work collaboratively to address their shared training needs as a Training Network.

Philanthropy and Planned Giving in Ireland - Roundtable Discussion on 8th October

This EAPG Dublin roundtable discussion will examine how fundraisers working in Ireland can help to introduce the concept of planned giving and philanthropic structures to some of their donors and prospects, in order to help build this infrastructure in Ireland and further develop a genuine culture of giving.

Funding for Disability Conference in Dublin this October

Anyone who works with disabled people or who has a family member with a disability should make a note in their diary for the “Taking Control – What Individualised Funding Would Mean For You and Your Family” conference in Dublin on the 18th October.