Data-Driven Philanthropy: Bridging the Best of Two Worlds – Insights from the United States and the Netherlands 

In our 2024 Budget submission, Philanthropy Ireland placed data collection as a fundamental pillar for the operation, development, and growth of philanthropy in Ireland. The collection and provision of timely, accurate and in-depth data on philanthropy and the wider non-profit sector is an essential element of infrastructural support for government, donors, and the broader philanthropic […]

An overview of legacy giving in Ireland

Legacy giving involves leaving a gift in your will to a charity or nonprofit. There are many ways to leave a legacy, but one thing they all have in common is the tremendous impact on the organisations who receive such a gift.    Some examples of legacy giving   2015 – 2019  The importance of legacy giving cannot […]

Before and After 2020: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Nonprofit Experiences with Funders

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) has recently published a research report titled “Before and After 2020: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Nonprofit Experiences with Funders,”. The report focuses on discussing the changes in philanthropic practices in the United States before and after the COVID-19 pandemic in response to the evolving needs of nonprofit organizations.  […]

Cazenove Capital in association with ACF recently launched the Climate Confident report

Climate change stands as an all-encompassing public disbenefit, obstructing the path towards a better world. Within the United Kingdom’s charitable sector, an increasing number of entities are recognising the direct relevance of climate change to their charitable objectives. These organisations are not only highlighting the threats posed to the causes and communities they support but […]

Wings – The Philanthropy Transformation Initiative Report – Enabling change, walking the talk and creating the future.  

“Philanthropy’s Transformation” is an interesting report on philanthropic effectiveness; it represents a collective and unified effort from various philanthropy networks, advisories, support organizations, academic centres, and funders worldwide. The overarching goal is to challenge the philanthropic field to have a greater impact by consolidating collective insights and global experiences into a single framework.  The initiative […]

Update: National Policy on Philanthropy

Philanthropy Ireland has been working with the Department of Rural and Community Development in drafting The National Draft Policy on Philanthropy. We were delighted to hear the Department received over 60 submissions, indicating substantial interest and engagement from our own membership, many of which have been made public over the last few weeks. The Policy […]

€94,718,450 reported in charity bequests for 2021

€94,718,450 was reported in charity bequests for 2021, accounting for 3.3% of charity income according to the Charity Regulator’s new report on Charitable Bequests. This data was derived from the analysis of 6,007 annual reports for the year 2021, all of which were filed by February 2023.  It is worth noting that nearly one-fifth of […]

Next Frontiers- unlocking resources in this time of crises and possibilities

The Philanthropy Ireland team got the opportunity on Tuesday 11th July to attend some of the virtual sessions offered by the New Frontiers Conference. The conference, hosted by Joseph Roundtree Foundation brought together over 50 speakers and 1000 attendees.  There were a few key takeaways and concepts for philanthropists and philanthropic institutions to think about as […]

Oakfield Trust Social Enterprise Conference

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Oakfield Trust’s international conference on social enterprise. Presentations and panel discussions at the symposium showcased leaders in the social sector hailing from Ireland and Scotland.