Fundraising income has dropped in the last two years but the decrease had been most pronounced in the last year, with Amnesty predicting a bad year for 2010.
Donations income fell almost 75% over the last two years according to the Sunday Tribune. In 2008, €374,000 was received in one-off donations, but this fell to €203,000 last year. Amnesty said it now expected to receive just half that amount in 2010.
Other income has also fallen with direct mail appeal income cut in half from €420,000 to just €194,000 in 2009. Money raised through special events had also fallen by more than 50% to €185,000.
Amnesty does not accept any government money so it in order to maintain its independence.
The job cuts are said to include four full time and two part staff.
In the last four years the Amnesty International Foundation in Ireland, an associated body of Amnesty, has received nearly €2 million in grants from Atlantic Philanthropies.
Get free email updates
Keep up to date with fundraising news, ideas and inspiration with a weekly or daily email. [Privacy]