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Irish philanthropy conference to be held in October

Irish philanthropy conference to be held in October

Details have been announced of a residential conference next month in Co Monaghan which aims to help transform the way charities engage with key donors.

Aimed at CEOs, board members and directors of development and fundraising, ‘The Changing Face of Philanthropy’ conference will focus on engaging high-level individuals, corporate and foundation donors. The conference will also deliver current best practice in donor engagement and stewardship.
Arranged in conjunction with Irish agency O’Kennedy Consulting and Global Philanthropic Canada, the conference will include presentations by leading philanthropy experts from Ireland and Canada.

Conference topics

There will be presentations on:

  • Moving from Good to Great:  Fundamentals for an Effective Major Donor Programme
  • Asset rich and cash poor? Exploit your assets and embrace pluralism
  • Money in the Middle: How to get a thicker mid section and why you should want one
  • The Expediting Experience; Bigger, Faster, Stronger Fundraising
  • The Donor Continuum – Inspiring Legacy Giving Among your Donors


Speakers include Nicole Beatty who has worked in fundraising in Canada and Australia, Danielle Boucher who has provided development support to the cultural sector including the Museum of Nature and Sciences (Sherbrooke, PQ), the Moncton Museum, and the McCord Museum, Montreal and Guy Mallabone who is the president & CEO of Global Philanthropic Canada. 

There will also be input from local fundraising experts at the conference which is being held at the Castle Leslie Estate in Co. Monaghan from 3-4 October. Depending on the type of accommodation, the fee for the conference is from €375 to €445.


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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