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Poker Fundraising Evening for Sli Eile Africa Orphanage Building Project

Slí Eile - www.sli-eile.com - an Irish Jesuit outreach to young adults, is holding a fundraising evening to raise funds for the Sli Eile Africa Orphanage Building Project. On the evening itself (26th July) there will be a Poker Tournament along with a Snooker Tournament and Auction.

Irish Charities Decline Fundraising from Topless Model

In a move that is sure to spark debate about how funds are raised for good causes, the Irish glamour model, Claire Tully, has had her offer to raise money for breast cancer research turned down by three leading charities in the area.

Sky High Fundraising

Today the Irish Times reports that Headway, a charity that provides support services for people affected by acquired brain injury, has teamed up with specialist skydiving company, SkyDive4Charity, to offer people a chance to take to the skies and complete a parachute jump as a way to raise funds for Headway’s three centres, in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Samaritans National Fundraising and Awareness Day - 24th July: 24/7

The Samaritans have launched their nationwide 24:7 campaign to raise vital funds for their ongoing work. Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Jack & Jill Foundation To Release Charity Pop Song

If music be the food of love, The Jack & Jill Foundation are playing on...

The Foundation has recently announced that it will be releasing it’s first ever charity single nationwide on Friday, 11th July. It is hoped that the release of the single, entitled “Keela Mae”, will help to raise much needed funds for the children and families that the Foundation provides home respite care for everyday.

Irish “Legacy Giving” TV Campaign Launched

A nationwide TV advertising campaign is currently underway to promote the cause of legacy giving in Ireland. Launched by the umbrella group, Legacy Promotion Ireland (LPI), a consortium of 40 charities and non-profit organisations, the aim of the campaign is to encourage Irish people to consider leaving a portion of their Will to a favourite charity or cause in order to have a positive impact on the lives of future generations.

Charities Avail of Free Marketing Expertise

Charities seeking to improve their communication skills and reach a wider public audience have received a boost with the recent launch of the “Marketing for Change” programme.

Conceived and developed by Aldagh McDonagh and Sandra Lawlor of the marketing resources firm, Alternatives, the “Marketing for Change” programme aims to link experienced marketing professionals together with those charities in greatest need of their expert advice.

Launch of Inaugural Fundraiser of the Year Award

The Wheel and Fundraising Ireland, in association with the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, are pleased to announce the inaugural Fundraiser of the Year Award. The awards have been created to recognize and celebrate exceptional achievements within Ireland’s fundraising community.

Cost of Attending the International Fundraising Congress Cut by £65 Stg

Fundraising Ireland is delighted to announce that it has secured a reduction of £65 Stg in the price for the International Fundraising Conference (IFC) for members who wish to attend from Ireland. If you plan to attend the conference, all you need to do is refer to the fact that you are connected with Fundraising Ireland in your application form and you will be entitled to this reduction.

2008 Philanthropist of the Year Awards Launched

The Community Foundation for Ireland is seeking nominations from the public and those working with charities to nominate worthy individuals for the 2008 Philanthropist of the Year Awards. The annual awards recognise the vision and generosity of Irish philanthropists who make a huge impact on communities and voluntary organisations both here in Ireland and abroad.