The Annual Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report Launched

Complied annually by 2into3, this year’s report, launched on Friday 27 September, builds a year on year performance insight into fundraising by the Not-for-Profit sector in Ireland.

It used a representative sample of not-for-profit organisations to chart philanthropic income trends in Ireland.

The report estimates Ireland’s charitable giving to be at €1.1 billion in 2017, with Irish people giving an average of €233 annually and philanthropy forming 0.30% of Ireland’s GDP. The figures are revealed in “The Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report 2019” published by 2into3 and supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland, Quilter Cheviot, BDO and Salesforce.org.

Key Report findings:

  • Growth in Philanthropy Accelerates for the Irish Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Fundraised income increased 9%, rising for the 8th consecutive year
  • Ireland’s per capita giving is €233 compared to €395 in the U.K., €386 in N.Z. and €1,122 in the U.S.
  • Transparency in the sector continues to decline significantly
  • Average cost to raise €1 in 2017 was 24c.

The report can be accessed here.


Pictured below at the launch of The Irish Not-for-Profit Fundraising Performance Report commissioned by 2into3, supported by Community Foundation for Ireland, Quilter Cheviot, BDO and Salesforce.org: Jackie Harrison, Head of Development, The Community Foundation; Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Children’s Health Foundation; Dennis O’Connor, Director, 2into3; Deirdre Garvey, CEO, The Wheel; Richard Dixon, Director of Public Affairs, Concern Worldwide; Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Social Innovation Fund Ireland; Niamh Carruthers, Analyst, 2into3.

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