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IoF announces details of Ireland conference

IoF announces details of Ireland conference

Following the success of the last year’s fundraising conference in Ireland the Institute of Fundraising has revealed plans for this year’s conference. ‘Fundraising and Donor Development in Ireland’ will take place on Thursday 6th March in Dublin.

The programme includes case studies from fundraisers and an interactive session. Organisations making presentations include MS Ireland, CBM Ireland and the Jack and Jill Foundation.

Topics such as the current fundraising market, major gifts, tax effective giving, direct marketing, new media and corporate fundraising will be covered. The conference is aimed at people engaged in fundraising for a few years to experienced directors of development.

The conference will take place at the Radisson SAS Royal, Golden Lane, Dublin and the fee ranges from €185 for Wheel members to €295 for commercial organisations.

Paul Artherton has a BA (Hons) Degree from Queen’s University and a MA Degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked in PR and fundraising for over 27 years. Previously assistant director for fundraising and public relations at the Simon Community Northern Ireland for seven years, for the last 17 years he has run his own fundraising consultancy business specialising in fundraising, sponsorship, public relations and recruitment. His clients have included charities, private sector and public bodies. Examples include the Ulster Cancer Foundation, Simon Communities of Ireland, NI Hospice, North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, Aiken Promotions, the Industrial Development Board and the Ulster Museum. He has lectured on voluntary sector management at Queens University Belfast Institute for Continuing Education. Since 2010 Paul has been a lay member of the NI Charity Tribunal.

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