Niamh Carruthers

Niamh Carruthers promoted to Consultant

Niamh Carruthers

2into3 are pleased to announce Niamh Carruthers’ promotion to the role of Consultant and Strategic Planning Lead within the company.

Niamh originally joined 2into3 in 2017 as a Consulting Team Trainee before becoming an Analyst. In her Analyst role, Niamh managed a number of strategy-driven projects, facilitated workshops and supported the delivery of numerous Strategic Plans and Fundraising Strategies. Niamh has worked with organisations across the not-for-profit sector, including Sensational Kids, the Irish Academy of Engineers, TASC, the Irish Advocacy Network, Teach Tearmainn and KDYS. Since joining, 2into3 Niamh has published several research reports, including the annual “Giving Ireland Report” which is the only not-for-profit fundraising income performance report. Niamh co-authored “Actions you can take to manage the impact of Covid-19”.

In her new role, Niamh will concentrate on Strategic Planning and Organisational Reviews. She will lead her clients through the 2into3 strategic development process, to support organisations in introducing transformational change and increasing their impact.

Please join us in wishing Niamh well in her new role. You can contact Niamh 086-0462358 or Niamh.Carruthers@2into3.com

Patricia Keenan - 2into3 Belfast office

Belfast office now open – Lead by Patricia Keenan

Patricia Keenan - 2into3 Belfast office

We are delighted to announce the opening of our Belfast office, headed up by Patricia Keenan, Management Consultant. Patricia has been a consultant for over a decade after a career in the public and voluntary sector across the island of Ireland and in London. She worked for local authorities, government departments and social enterprises at a senior level before embarking on a career in consulting in 2005, for a diverse range of public and private sector clients. Patricia will lead the business in Northern Ireland and the border counties.

Patricia is an experienced project manager and has led on a number million pound EU funded projects. She has extensive experience in the rural development sector and LEADER funding across Northern Ireland, having previously sat on the Board of the regional LEADER company. She also oversaw the completion of an all Island diversity training programme within the public sector, a first of its kind. With Patricia on-board we are looking forward to offering a full Island of Ireland service to our clients and working more closely with not-for-profits in Northern Ireland and Northwest region.

In March 2020 we opened our Cork office, led by Rob Foley and now 5 months on we are delighted to continue our expansion northwards. Since starting in 2006, we have expanded our service offering to include Fundraising Strategy, Strategic Planning, Organisational Reviews, Recruitment and Research. We have a wealth of knowledge from working across the diverse range of not-for-profit sub-sectors from Social Services and Health to Education and Sport.

Education Webinar

Education Fundraising – Webinar

Join our Webinar “What’s next for Education Fundraising?” as Ireland and UK exits lock-down.

This webinar forms part of a series of deep dive webinars into fundraising in selected sectors of the Not-for-Profit landscape.
Education is our final webinar in this series.
Register here

Contributing to the 2into3 panel will be:

Deirdre Tracey, Director of Campaigns, Trinity College Dublin
Jonathan Snicker, Head of Philanthropy, University of Exeter
Date: Thurs 2nd July 3pm.

Watch previous sub-sector webinar recordings here

2into3 and Philanthropy Ireland announce their collaboration on “Giving Ireland” Report

Giving Ireland Logo

2into3 and Philanthropy Ireland today announced their collaboration on the creation and publishing of Giving Ireland Report 2020, a report on giving in the Irish Not-for-Profit sector.

Previously the performance of Irish fundraising was tracked by 2into3’s Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report’, and now in its 10th year has evolved into Giving Ireland. The aim of the Giving Ireland report is to provide insights into giving for the Not-for-Profit sector in Ireland, thereby informing decision making within the sector and supporting development of giving. Year on year comparisons with in-depth analysis, international comparisons around giving in Ireland make the publication a round year tool for the sector as well as an annual snapshot of the sector.

The report will indicate total income raised from philanthropic and other sources, provide analysis of fundraising performance year on year and the cost of raising funds by method. Using these insights, Not-for-Profit organisations, donors and policy makers will have evidence to inform their decisions in support of more strategic approaches to development of giving in Ireland. Giving Ireland promotes transparency and reform that will allow the sector to gain from better giving infrastructure.

Dennis O’Connor, 2into3 Director said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Philanthropy Ireland to produce Giving Ireland. Giving Ireland will provide objective information that will provide a platform for organisations to come together to debate and discuss solutions that will elevate the sector as a whole”.

Éilis Murray, Chief Executive Officer Philanthropy Ireland said “Data on giving is so important for the sector. Insights on giving patterns can provide real value for the growth and development of giving in Ireland, including philanthropic giving. We welcome this initiative to develop Giving Ireland and to be a part of it”.

What’s next for Sport Sector Fundraising as we exit lock-down

Join our Webinar “What’s next for Sport Fundraising?” as Ireland exits lock-down. How should sport organisations approach fundraising in the months ahead? Over a short number of weeks, we have seen significant changes in the sector. These changes have impacted the fundraising approach of sport organisations.

 

The announcement of €70m government support package for sport is very welcome and needed. Fundraising is largely untapped by sporting organisations. The latest evidence suggests that sport reports only 2%-3% of the total fundraised income in Ireland which was €1.1b in 2017. We have seen massive fundraising drives across Ireland from Irish sporting bodies. When it comes to donor priorities, where do sporting organisations rank in a post-lockdown Ireland?

 

What choices will have to be made to survive and thrive in the future? Sporting organisations across the country are built on a earned-income model which has been adversely impacted by Covid-19. As we progress into 2020 and a new decade, is now the time for sport to look at alternative sources of funding in order to balance risk?

 

The webinar will debate this and will start by looking at the current fundraising landscape in Ireland. We will look to international peers to see the pros and cons of the different approaches to sport fundraising and where opportunities may lie for National Governing Bodies, regional bodies and clubs. Our expert panel will take us through their experiences in fundraising for Irish sport to date while Rob Hartnett will cover some of the inventive club fundraising initiatives taking place around the country.

 

Joining 2into3 on the panel will be:

  • James O Callaghan, Performance Director, Irish Sailing
  • Tim Floyd, Secretary, Tipperary GAA
  • Rob Hartnett, CEO, Sport for Business

Date: Thurs 25th June 3pm.

Register https://bit.ly/2YoSGDm

What is Next for International Development Subsector as we exit lockdown? Webinar invite

As Ireland & UK exits lockdown, how should International Development organisations approach fundraising in the months ahead? Over a short number of weeks, we have seen significant changes in the sector. These changes have impacted the fundraising approach of International Development organisations. When it comes to donor priorities, where do International Organisations rank in this new world? What choices will have to be made to survive and thrive in the future?

We are hosting a Webinar to discuss Fundraising in the International Development subsector and what’s next as we exit lockdown. Speakers include:

Peter Reynolds – Director of Fundraising – Concern Worldwide (UK),

Declan White, Fundraising Manager, Sightsavers,

Suzanne Keatinge, Director, Dochas.

 

Some of the topics covered:

  • International Development Subsector – Fundraised Income (total and per capita)
  • Ireland v UK comparison
  • Impact of Covid-19 – looking at number of elements including Donor Priorities
  • Insights from Expert panel
  • Q&A session (if you have any questions you would like me to answer during the session please email them in advance)

Details: Thursday 18th June at 3pm (Duration 1 hour)

Register for this webinar here

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this webinar.

If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can still sign up as we will be distributing a copy of the webinar to all registrants.

 

About 2into3 Webinar Series

View previous 2into3 fundraising webinars here

 

 

2into3 fundraising Webinar series

Social Services Fundraising – What’s next as we exit lock-down

In the months ahead, how should Social Services organisations approach their fundraising? The recent changes we have seen in the sector will have significant implications in the months ahead. Join our Social Services webinar on Thursday 4th June at 3pm, where we will be discussing Fundraising in the Social Services Sector and what’s next as we exit lockdown. Rachel Stevenson from Cork Simon Community will share some of her own insights.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Social Services Subsector – Fundraised Income (total and per capita)
  • Ireland v UK comparison
  • Impact of Covid-19 – looking at number of elements including Donor Priorities
  • Insights from Expert panel
  • Q&A session

Details: Thursday 4th June at 3pm (Duration 1 hour)

Register for this webinar here.

2into3 fundraising Webinar series

What’s next for Health Sector – Fundraising Webinar

As Ireland & UK exits lockdown, how should Health organisations approach fundraising in the months ahead? Join our webinar today at 3pm, where we’ll discuss recent changes and how they have impacted fundraising of Health organisations. What choices will have to be made to survive and thrive in the future?
Guess speakers include Joe McKenna, Head of Foundation NCBI, and Caroline Gormley, Associate Director of Fundraising – Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Register Here

Webinar: “Legacies – How to manage the impact of Covid-19 on Fundraised Income”

Our next webinar will focus on ‘Legacies’, taking place this Thursday 21st May at 3pm.

Joining our expert panel will be Siobhan O’Connor, Legacy Manager at Concern Worldwide and Ellie O’Donnell, Development Consultant & Manager at MyLegacy.

If you are interesting in joining this webinar please register here.

All recordings of our previous webinars are posted on our website

Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations Webinar – Thank you Eilis and Karen

Thank you to our expert panel Éilis Murray, CEO with Philanthropy Ireland and Karen Leigh, CEO with Sensational Kids, who joined yesterday’s ‘Trusts and Foundations’ webinar – part 4 in our series ‘Actions to manage impact of Covid-19 on Fundraised Income’. View this webinar and any of our previous webinars here