Membership of Philanthropy Ireland

Strengthen YOUR philanthropy within our community of strategic donors igniting social change

We believe in the value and power of philanthropy to make real and lasting change in our society.

We work with individuals and organisations interested in igniting a philanthropic movement in Ireland and in making it easier for donors to strategically support the causes they care most about.

While our membership is diverse, we share the same mission: to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge, practice and understanding of philanthropy.

Membership Offering

  • A dynamic platform to connect with a vibrant community of active donors
  • Engage with policy makers to enable an environment that allows philanthropy to flourish for the benefit of everyone
  • Access to research and best practice
  • Training and collaborative opportunities
  • Raise awareness of philanthropy as a core driver of transformation. 



“The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life”

– Henry Ford



Our Members include

We acknowledge the generosity of our partners. They include:

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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.