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Roy Keane Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign for the Blind

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind charity has embarked on its most high-profile marketing drive yet, with its first TV commercial, starring long-time supporter Roy Keane.

Guinness to Donate €2.5m to Irish Community Groups

As part of its 250th anniversary celebrations, Guinness has announced details of a new marketing campaign from which Irish community and voluntary groups could receive as much as €2.5m in donations.

Drugs Activists Criticise "Stupid" Funding Cutbacks

Funding for communities battling drugs has been further slashed, sparking angry reactions from activists who described government policies as "stupid".

Local Fundraisers Raise €75,000 for Cancer Care Unit

A cheque for €75,000 is to be presented to the head of the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Care Unit in the Mid-West Regional Hospital at a special Ball this May.

Fundraising Survey Results Published

As many fundraisers will already have spotted, the Public Communcations Centre (PCC) recently carried out a “reality check” survey on the state of fundraising in Ireland. The results, whilst not scientific, do indeed make for interesting reading…

2009 Rich List Details Top Irish Earners

The Sunday Times newspaper has published its popular annual Rich List, detailing the top British and Irish earners and how much they are really worth. The two most notable things about the 2009 list are the losses being suffered by the Irish super-rich and what it could mean for the state of philanthropy in Ireland.

Dublin Roundtable Discussion On Donor Relationship Development

The European Association for Philanthropy & Giving (EAPG) is hosting a timely roundtable discussion in Dublin on the 18 May. The discussion will focus on the role that wealth advisers play in the development of strong relationships with donors, espcially in the context of the current recession.

The Wheel Announces Details of Its Recession-Themed Conference

The Wheel has announced the details of its forthcoming conference, New Realities - New Opportunities, which will be taking place in the Croke Park Conference Centre on 19 May. Don’t miss the most thought-provoking event on the community and voluntary sector’s calendar. 

Community Foundation for Ireland Re-launches Grants for Non-Profit Managers

Following an internal review of the application criteria, the Community Foundation for Ireland has now re-launched its Ray Murphy Fund, which provides training grants to managers of non-profit organisations.

Fundraising Training Courses for Dublin in May

Training People, an agency specialising in providing fundraising training to non-profit organisations throughout Ireland, have announced details for two training courses taking place in Dublin during May 2009.