Driving Social Change: Insights from Philanthropy Ireland’s Event on Policy and Politics

Welcome to Philanthropy Ireland’s recent event focused on the role of philanthropy in policy and politics. The event brought together a diverse group of individuals passionate about creating positive change in our communities through strategic philanthropic initiatives and partnerships. In a world where policy decisions and political landscapes significantly impact our society, it is essential […]

Member Insights- Skoll World Forum 2024

Mary Anne Stokes, Philanthropy Manager, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. Jeff Skoll, a Canadian whose fortune originates in his early leadership of eBay, began in 1999 with a vision to catalyze social change. Today this has blossomed into the four-day event that some would say is the premier platform to advance entrepreneurial solutions to many of the […]

The Power of Partnerships to advance philanthropy 

In the realm of philanthropy, partnerships play a pivotal role in driving impactful change and fostering growth within the community. One such partnership that has led to significant advancements is the collaboration between SmartSimple and Philanthropy Ireland. Through their joint efforts, Philanthropy Ireland has been able to leverage SmartSimple technology and innovation to amplify their […]

Positioning Philanthropy in the Changing Political Landscape 

From our CEO, Éilis Murray 2024 has been proclaimed as the year of the election. With 64 countries heading to the polls for national elections, combined with European Union elections, it is estimated that almost half the world’s population will be eligible to exercise their vote this year. A national election will take place in […]

Update on the National Policy on Philanthropy

After the first successful meeting of the Implementation and Monitoring Group on the Philanthropy Policy, working groups have been set up by the Department of Rural and Community Development to look at making the objectives set out in the Policy a reality. The Stimulating and Incentivising Philanthropy working group, chaired by KPMG held its first […]

Enhancing Risk Assessment and Management Practices in Grantmaking  

In the world of philanthropy, the ability to effectively assess and manage risks is crucial for making informed decisions when it comes to grant-making. Recently Philanthropy Ireland hosted a Grant Makers Network event to support members by providing insights and practical guidance on how funders can navigate the complexities of risk in funding practice. In […]

Reflections on Value of a National Philanthropy Policy 

Reflections on Value of a National Philanthropy Policy  The publication of the National Philanthropy Policy has been watched with interest by many of our European counterparts in the philanthropy space. At a recent meeting of Philea Philanthropy Infrastructure Organisations, (PIOs), I had the opportunity to share some reflections with my peers on the both the […]

Harnessing the Power of AI for Philanthropy: Navigating Potential and Risks in Grant Making

Harnessing the Power of AI for Philanthropy: Navigating Potential and Risks in Grant Making In the realm of philanthropy, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) is opening up new possibilities and challenges for grant makers. As AI continues to evolve and shape our technological landscape, it is crucial for trustees and leaders in the philanthropy […]