Facilitated by: Emma Lane-Spollen, Philanthropy Advisor


The workshop explored ‘impact’ at a foundation level and encouraged funders to reimagine and define what impact means to them. The discussions involved understanding the challenges in measuring impact and focusing on how funders can start their impact journey. The session empowered its participants to identify their social impact goals, define the problems they want to address, arrive at what they can measure and thereby begin the journey of impact practice.


  • Impact and why measure it
  • Measuring Impact as a Funder: Form following purpose
  • Reflections on models: Scenario building
  • Addressing Challenges: Activating a plan

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.