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Fundraising Ireland conference details revealed

Fundraising Ireland conference details revealed

Fundraising has announced details of its annual fundraising conference to take place on the 23rd-24th March in Dublin.

‘Green Shoots – Fundraising Out of the Recession’ will include master classes on 23rd March and the full conference on the 24th with speakers covering community fundraising, corporate fundraising, individual giving and developing the fundraising message.

The master class programme is a new element for Fundraising Ireland where two streams of up to 30 people will work in depth with consultants Tony Myers and Stephen Pidgeon.

There will also be fifteen minute ‘Ask the Professional’ mentoring sessions at lunchtime and after the conference.

Speakers this year include John Healy of Philanthropy Ireland, Richard Dixon, Concern, Tobin Aldrich, WWF, and Laura Turkingtion, Vodafone Foundation Ireland.

The conference will take place at Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin and costs €200 plus €75 for the master class or €150 for the main conference if booked before 5th March.

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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