Fundraising in a Cold Climate Presentation in Dublin in December

Non-profit sector specialists, 2into3, will present the findings of their report, Fundraising in a Cold Climate, in Dublin on 11 December. Part of The Wheel's CEO Breakfast Briefing series of events, the presentation will provides a comparative analysis of the impact of significant world events and market performance on fundraising and also examines the impact of recessionary periods in the sector.

CEO Breakfast Briefing organised by The Wheel

When: 11th December 2008 (Time: 7:45 am-9.15am. Registration from 7:30am.)
Where: Wynns Hotel, 35 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Dennis OConnor, Managing Director of 2into3, will present the findings of his report, Fundraising in a Cold Climate at the next CEO Breakfast Briefing on Thursday, 11 December.

Dennis will also discuss:

  • why some non-profit organisations are more recession proof then others
  • how the recession is likely to impact on these organisations
  • some recommendations for survival

The paper suggests that in times of crises and market turbulence, the non profit-sector has proven surprisingly resilient.

From the fall of France in World War II through to the impact of 9/11 the report finds, with one exception, in declining markets donations increased from between 4% and 46%. Meanwhile in 2002 when the Standards & Poor index dropped by 23%, philanthropy actually increased by 1%.

The report also looks at economic trends and philanthropic giving over a 40 year period and found that once adjusted for inflation, donations on average drop by merely 0.7% during times of recession.

If you haven’t already read Fundraising in a Cold Climate you can read it in the fundraising guidance section of

Speaker Details

Dennis O’Connor. B.Comm. M.B.S. from University College, Cork, A.M.P (INSEAD).

Dennis is a founding Director of 2into3 Ltd with specific responsibility for the Management Consulting Services Practice. 2into3 is the leading provider of Management Consulting and Recruitment Services to the non-profit sector in Ireland. Dennis has worked on a number of Fundraising & Strategy projects across the non profit sector with clients such as Edmund Rice Bi Centennial Trust, Vita, Saint Patrick’s Hospital, Irish Landmark Trust, Irish Sailing Association and Waterford Institute of Technology. 2into3 have also completed recruitment projects for a range of clients including Children First Foundation, Fighting Blindness, Trocaire, Debra Ireland and Niall Mellon Township Trust.

In the non-profit sector, Dennis has served as Executive Director of Clongowes Wood College Foundation and on the Clongowes Board, as well as Interim Director of S.H.A.R.E and Chair of Rockboro Primary School.

Fees & Registration

Members of The Wheel: 30euro
Non-members: 50euro

For more details and to register:
The Wheel
Irish Social Finance Centre,
10 Grattan Crescent, Inchicore, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Tel 353-1- 454 8727