Fundraising Ireland Recruiting New Board Members

Submit your nomination before 4 December 2015 and you could play a leadership role in the professional development of fundraising in Ireland.

Fundraising Ireland has emerged over the last eight years as the national focal point for fundraisers and fundraising development across Ireland. Fundraising Ireland was founded in 2007 by a committed group of fundraisers getting together to tackle fundraising issues and who recognised the need for a fundraising body in Ireland.

Today Fundraising Ireland is the principal association for professional fundraisers in Ireland with over 400 members, an executive team consisting of three full-­?time staff, one part time staff and a dedicated Board of Directors. We provide our members with access to professional fundraising codes of practice, professional and personal development, networking opportunities, training, advocacy support, research,and advice.

The Fundraising Ireland governance structure states that:

‘The Board will consist of a minimum of 8 members and a maximum of 11 members. In the case of a Board of 11, 8 are elected members and up to 2 can be additional external directors.’

At present there are vacancies on the board for 3 additional elected members. This will bring the membership of the Board to a total of eleven people.

Fundraising Ireland has made significant progress over the last few years launching its membership programme, Diploma and Certificate course, mentoring programme, Research and Advocacy programme and annual conference. We host a CEO and Fundraising Director’s Forum to ensure that our members can share their ideas and experience and are at the forefront of international best practice. Fundraising Ireland is nearing completion on Ireland’s first Fundraising Codes of Practice, which will be focused on the practices of individual fundraisers. In addition, 2016 will also see the launch of codes of best practice around data protection.

Both sets of codes will be supported with education and training programmes devised by Fundraising Ireland. We are in the process of developing an automated diary management platform for face to face fundraising. Furthermore, we plan to spear head an awareness campaign with the objective of reminding the public of the fundamental importance of the work and impact of charities in Ireland and to remind them of the charities they love and why. If you would like to give your skills and knowledge to assist Fundraising Ireland in achieving its important mission then we encourage you to submit a nomination form.

Please read the Guidelines for Nominations and Elections Process before completing a nomination form by clicking here.

The 2015 Nomination Form can be downloaded here.

Please fill in this nomination form and return it by email to Fundraising Ireland at elections@fundraisingireland.ie before 5pm on Friday, 4 December 2015.

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