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Philanthropy Ireland event to showcase charities competing for funds

Philanthropy Ireland event to showcase charities competing for funds

Four Irish charities are set to benefit by thousands of euro thanks to a “Dragon’s Den” type event being hosted by Philanthropy Ireland.

The Funding Network Dublin will take place on Thursday 20th November and involve up to 80 guests networking and pooling their money in a collective effort to support local community initiatives.

At the event, four charities will present on their work to an invited audience of potential donors to raise funds for a specific project.

Maurice Healy Chair of Philanthropy Ireland said:

“This event will showcase the work of some remarkable people and organisations and hopefully give donors a chance to contribute to that work.”

Seamus Mulconry, Executive Director of Philanthropy Ireland, added:

”We are delighted to present this event as we believe it offers an opportunity to introduce people to the concept of philanthropy and the opportunity to support some wonderful start up charities which are already making a huge difference and have the potential to make even more of an impact with a little bit of help.”

The Funding Network (TFN), founded in 2002, enables individuals to join together to crowd fund social change projects. They are the UK’s first public open giving circle and have been described as the ‘Dragons’ Den’ for charities.

The event is invitation only but you can register your interest in attending by emailing


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 and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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