Philanthropy For Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Philanthropy has immense potential to be a driver of change in Ireland and its support has made significant strides towards meeting the targets of SDGs. At Philanthropy Ireland, we analysed 1500+ social initiatives in the country that were supported by 24 philanthropic organisations between 2018 and 2021. The results indicated that a total of 1153 initiatives that received a total grant support of over €110 Million contributed towards advancing 14 of the 17 SDGs.

A Curation of Reflections from the Philanthropy Ireland Donor Symposium 2022

How Can Philanthropy be a driver for change? This is the question we posed at our 2022 Annual Donor Symposium held on the 16th November in the Merrion Room in the RDS.

On this occasion we chose to explore the question through the lens of climate.
A clear vision, partnership, and collaboration – these were the factors that resonated with our panellists.

Good Data for Improved Social Learning

Data for impact: good data for improved social learning. Data is integral to how funders, grantmakers and philanthropic organisations collaborate, make informed decisions, and learn about their impact. In this blog – the second of two reflection pieces on data for strategic giving, we focus on how data and social learning can help advance philanthropy.

Good Data for Better Decisions

Data for action: good data for better decisions.
Data has immense potential in informing grantmakers and philanthropic organisations on the needs of today and how best to respond to them. Given the significant role of data in philanthropy it is crucial to facilitate and promote data-driven strategic philanthropic giving.

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.

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.

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).

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!

Is Your Impact Measurement Engaging the Next Generation of Donors?

As we move into a post-COVID context, funders across Ireland are asking how to navigate the changing landscape. It’s no secret that donors’ expectations have evolved. They want to know where their money is going, and how much of it is spent on the cause to which they donated.

<strong>Policy for Philanthropy is Policy for Good</strong>

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.