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.

It is timely to examine current trends in philanthropy in light of the crisis in the financial markets, the dramatic fall-off in government revenue and serious spending cutbacks. Charities are being squeezed on the income front as demand increases for our services from the most vulnerable. Philanthropy is in its infancy here so development is possible.

John Curran TD, the new Minister with responsibility for charities will open the conference and outline government policy. The keynote address is by Mike Green co-author of just-published Philantrocapitalism – how the rich can save the world, the first detailed analysis of the recent global boom in philanthropy. John R. Healy (former CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies) will draw on both his national and international experience of philanthropy to outline possible lessons for Ireland and suggest how the sector can contribute to its further development. Best practice in Trustee Annual Reports and the feasibility of a Guidestar for Ireland are also on the agenda.

How to Register

See www.charitytaxreform.com for full details on the programme and speakers and register online (no credit card needed). ICTRG members euro 70 and non-members euro 90. Discounts are available for two participants from the same organisation. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information contact:
Irish Charities Tax Reform Group
ISFC
10 Grattan Crescent
Inchicore, Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 453 1861
Fax: (01) 453 1862
Email: jane@ictr.ie