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Fundraising events for 2009 announced

Fundraising events for 2009 announced

Two events of keen interest for fundraisers in have been announced for the New Year.

“How to maximise the impact of your Direct Marketing” in association with the IDMA will take place on Monday, January 19th. The seminar will run from 2pm-5pm and will take place at The Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin.

Fundraisers will hear from experts in the field of direct marketing and gain valuable tips on how to make direct marketing work for their organisation. The fee is €60.

Some initial information has also been released on the Fundraising Ireland National Conference. The conference will be on Thursday 26th March under the title “Survival and Growth in a Challenging Climate.” The venue will be Croke Park Stadium in Dublin.

The Fundraising Ireland National Conference will see many leading national and international figures from the fundraising world come together to address how to maximise fundraising success in a challenging climate. Speakers will include such well known international faces as Bernard Ross from the Management Centre in the UK; Jon Duschinsky from the Europe Fundraising Association and Daryl Upsall from Upsall Consulting International, who will be joined by some more familiar Irish faces.

The conference fee is €235 with early bird registration €185 (until the 14th February).

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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