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Northern Ireland philanthropy fortnight to take place in April

Northern Ireland philanthropy fortnight to take place in April

A ‘ Philanthropy Fortnight' will be held next month, running from 8 to 19 April.

Organised by a new philanthropy promotion organisation, Giving Northern , which will be launched as part of the programme, the philanthropy fortnight will feature a series of events. These include:

  • launch of report on Giving by High Net Worth Individuals in Northern Ireland
  • Give More pledge event
  • showcase of local corporate philanthropy initiatives
  • launch of report into Social Innovation in Northern Ireland
  • networking breakfast on Women in Philanthropy

Online giving service for small charities, Localgiving, will also be rolled out in Northern Ireland during Philanthropy Fortnight.

Giving Northern Ireland is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies and Lloyds TSB Foundation. It has been established to encourage high net worth individuals to give more to charity. is an appropriate partner: it was created by digital millionaire Marcelle Speller,  who was inspired to create it after attending a workshop at the Institute of Philanthropy.

One of the events of the fortnight will feature Ellen Remmer of the Philanthropy Initiative in the United States giving presentations on corporate philanthropy. A report on high net worth individuals will also be published.

Other events include an all-day showcase by the Give More group at a shopping centre, a youth philanthropy event in a local school and private events for trusts and professional advisors.

Giving Northern Ireland’s website is not yet active so registration and further information is available from and

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Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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