Making hard choices amidst the danger of deepening poverty

With rising energy prices and the danger of deepening poverty, grantmakers and funders alike, will be faced with making hard choices between the initiatives that equally need their support across a wide range of impact areas including poverty community development, mental health, wellbeing, and children welfare, among others.

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6 Key Learnings on Assessing Impact as a Funder

Are good intentions enough?
How do we know we are making a difference?
A group of diverse philanthropy practitioners came together for a two-part session facilitated by Philanthropy Ireland (PI) to probe into these questions.
The two sessions led by philanthropy adviser, Emma Lane-Spollen, were held as part of PI’s ‘Philanthropy in Practice series’ in the first two weeks of May 2022.

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Where will the Philanthropy of Today lead us Tomorrow?

On December 1st, the Department of Rural and Community Development hosted a consultation workshop to inform the advancement of a National Philanthropy Policy. It was held in advance of the 10th International Conference of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) being hosted by the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Philanthropy Ireland (PI).

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Do It Now!

These are the words which resonate on many levels from the discussions at our recent philanthropy symposium. From developing policy for philanthropy to engaging with philanthropy – private or corporate, to building understanding and awareness of giving, or acting on hope that things can be different – it was all about the now!

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Policy for Philanthropy is Policy for Good

Why Policy for Philanthropy is Policy for Good
The unforeseen challenges and deep uncertainties experienced over the last almost 18 months continue to impact and will do so for some time to come. Collectively as a society we face testing times, as post-pandemic we strive to address needs emerging in addition to those remaining unaddressed from pre pandemic times.

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Joe Quinsey

Joined the Board in January 2021

Joe Quinsey, currently CEO of DCU Educational Trust, has over 30 years’ senior-level experience covering both industry and the non-profit sector. Previous non-profit roles include CEO of The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation and Director of Change for the Rehab Group, whilst his industry experience includes senior finance, commercial and general management roles in blue chip multi-nationals, Diageo and CRH. A chartered management accountant by profession, Joe also holds an MBA from Dublin City University

Brid Cannon

Bríd is an Associate Director in Risk Consulting. She commenced her career working in private equity and investment management and has since built over 10 years’ experience in professional services.

Bríd advises clients on matters relating to governance, conduct, regulation and compliance. Previous engagements include working as Authorised Officer for the Central Bank of Ireland on conduct related issues; advising an international insurance group on the authorisation process and also an international banking group on compliance relating to its private banking business. She has significant experience in Individual Accountability, Fitness and Probity having advised both Irish and UK institutions on their obligations in these areas.