Philanthropy and Planned Giving in Ireland - Roundtable Discussion on 8th October

This EAPG Dublin roundtable discussion will examine how fundraisers working in Ireland can help to introduce the concept of planned giving and philanthropic structures to some of their donors and prospects, in order to help build this infrastructure in Ireland and further develop a genuine culture of giving.

  • In the UK there are an estimated 8,800 trusts and foundations, whereas in Ireland there are less than 30 foundations.
  • Comparatively few wealthy Irish people have their own philanthropic structures in place, and even those that do possess them often do not publish them. This can make life extremely difficult for fundraisers seeking to approach these potential donors in a strategic manner.
  • While there is a natural and understandable reticence amongst fundraisers about doing so, this session will look at how introducing the notion of planned giving into the charity-donor relationship can be beneficial.
  • The discussion will examine the benefits for the fundraisers, their charity, and the charity sector as a whole, while focusing especially on the benefits for the donors themselves in terms of their relationship with the charity, the ability to maximise charitable impact by making tax-efficient gifts, and their capacity to strategically approach their long-term giving plans at a family level.
  • A survey of the available options for donors: foundations, Donor Advised Funds, charitable trusts etc.
  • An examination of several case studies of donors in Ireland.

Further Information

To attend EAPG’s Dublin Roundtable ‘Philanthropy and Planned Giving in Ireland’, please email

Non-members are welcome to attend one roundtable in order to judge the value of our events first-hand. 

Host & Venue: Niall O’Sullivan, Community Foundation for Ireland, 32 Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.

8th October: 5.15 pm welcome for 5.30 – 7.00 pm discussion, followed by refreshments.