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Charities' minister to address conference

Charities' minister to address conference

The new minister responsible for charities at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, John Curran TD, will address the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group conference this week.

The conference, ‘Promoting Philanthropy, Playing Our Part,’ will focus on trends in philanthropy from both the national and international perspective and the part the charitable sector can play in fostering philanthropy.

The keynote address will be given by Michael Green who co-authored ‘Philanthrocapitalism: how the rich can save the world.’ The book gives a detailed analysis on the increase in philanthropy throughout the world.

Other speakers include former CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies John Healy who will draw on his experience of philanthropy. There will also be discussions on annual reports and a presentation on the Guidestar Project and its role in philanthropy.

The conference will take place on Thursday, 6th November at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin.

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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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