Seminar to Focus on Role of Community Foundations in Ireland

The Community Foundation for Ireland will be holding a special event on 24 June in Dublin exploring the role that community foundations have to play in assisting the Irish community and voluntary sector. The seminar will include a case study on the impact of small and stratefic grants.

This event is geared towards anyone involved in charities at a senior executive or board level and will address the following topics:

  • Examples of how and why community foundations act as neutral local convenors
  • Impact of small and strategic grants – case study (participant tbc)
  • Introduction to organisation endowment funds
  • Introduction to how Irish charities with overseas donors can provide tax relief to such donors
  • Launch of the 2009 Philanthropist of the Year awards.

Barbara McInnes President & CEO of The Community Foundation of Ottawa will be among the speakers. Established in 1987, the foundation makes annual grants of c$5million in 2009 from its endowment of c$100million.

How to Attend

When:  Wednesday, June 24 

Starts:  10.15 for 10.30am, over by 12.00

Where: McCann FitzGerald, Solicitors, Riverside One, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

To book: Tel: 01 874 7354 or email events@foundation.ie – refer to Charities event