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.


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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

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Amy Carr joins expert panel on Major Gifts webinar – Fundraising by Method: Managing COVID19 Impact

We are delighted to have Amy Carr, Director of Fundraising with Focus Ireland joining our expert panel on the Major Gifts webinar, the first in our webinar series: ‘Fundraising by Method: Actions to manage COVID19 impact’.

Amy was appointed as Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Focus Ireland in January 2020 having worked with Focus Ireland since 2014. Amy’s first role was as the Trust and Major Donor Officer where she developed the Major Gift function and then as Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy where she was responsible for Corporate, Campaigns, Trust and Foundations and Major Gifts. Amy brings a wealth of experience from the NGO sector having worked in Our Lady’s Hospice, ISPCA and Barnardos. A graduate of  NUI Galway and Anglia Ruskin University, she holds a MSc in Marketing, HDip in Business Studies, a Post Grad in Digital Marketing.

Also joining Amy on the panel will be Darren McMahon, Consultant 2into3, to discuss insights from the Irish Giving Index and Rob Foley, Consultant 2into3 will cover prospect identification. Dennis Connor, Director 2into3, will present impact to Major gifts due to COVID19. Thursday 23 April at 3pm.

Series line up over the next few weeks:
Thursday 30th April Topic: Corporate Donations
Thursday 7th May Topic: Regular Giving and DM
Thursday 14th May Topic: Trust and Foundations
Thursday 21st May Topic: Legacies
Register here for the webinar

Actions to manage impact covid19

Webinar invite: Fundraising in 2020: Minimising Covid19 Impact

Following on from our report Actions to Manage Impact of Covid19 on Fundraised Income we have prepared a Webinar on the topic.

Date: Thursday 16th April 11am. Joining our panel will be Liz Hughes, CEO, Charities Institute Ireland.

Some of the topics covered:

  • How to access how your organisation’s Fundraised Income could be impacted
  • Actions to manage this impact
  • Q&A session

Details: Thursday 16th April at 11am

If you are interested in attending, please follow this link to register for webinar https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-dZ8zBHxTZeZeOPa1Yhpfw

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


Total Fundraised Income Rose by 3% in 2018

Total fundraised income for 2018 rose by 3% from 2017, according to the latest data from the Quarterly Fundraising Monitor.

This can be attributed, in part, to a major rise in Corporate Donations, which surged by a staggering 40%, as more organisations put a heavier emphasis on CSR and Charity Partnerships. Once again, the Social Services subsector saw the greatest individual rise in fundraised income with a 19% increase in 2018. Meanwhile, International organisations saw the largest decline with a 12% decrease in 2018.

The cost to raise a single euro was 29c, up from 25c in 2017, with organisations investing heavily in 2018 with the hope of seeing a return on investment in 2019.

Now heading into its fifth year, our participation service has been collecting data for the last four years, allowing not-for-profit organisations a way of benchmarking their fundraising performance against relevant subsectors. Most recently, we began running learning lunches with participants to discuss the current trends in the sector.

In the absence of true dedicated research, the monitor gives organisations a real time review of fundraising trends as well as providing evidence to the sector regarding the effectiveness of fundraising.

To find out more about the monitor click here. If you would like to discuss The Monitor in more detail, please contact Darren McMahon at Darren.mcmahon@2into3.com or on +353-1-234-3127.

Entries for the Good Governance Awards are now open!

We are delighted to announce that 2into3 are one of the partner organisations for this year’s Carmichael Good Governance Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year aim to acknowledge, encourage and promote good governance practice by not-for-profit organisations in Ireland.

The GGAs are open to organisations of all shapes and sizes. In total, there are five entry categories ranging from small (annual turnover of less than €250,000) to the very large (turnover of over €15million). Last year’s winners included organisations such as Care Alliance Link, CMRF Crumlin, Trócaire and Central Remedial Clinic.

As part of our partnership 2into3 Director, Dennis O’Connor, will join an esteemed panel of twenty-five judges who will adjudicate shortlisted entries and select the winners. The GGA Judging panel will also provide valuable feedback on all submissions to assist organisations in enhancing their governance.

Speaking about the awards, Dennis said: “The Good Governance Awards are a brilliant initiative designed to promote transparency in the sector. 2into3 are delighted to support the awards given that recent findings in our Annual Fundraising Performance Report suggest that a large number of organisations are not adhering to SORP requirements.”

The winners of this year’s GGAs will receive their awards at a special event with invited guests and will feature a high profile keynote speaker. The event is due to take place in the National Concert Hall of the 14th of November.

Entries for submission are now open and you can find out more information on how to apply here.

Charities turn to CSR and Charity Partnerships in Q3, 2018

Corporate Donations in Q3, 2018 doubled compared to Q3 of the previous year. This is according to the latest data from the Quarterly Fundraising Monitor, suggesting that organisations are availing of more CSR projects along with a heavier emphasis on charity partnerships.

Meanwhile Fundraised Income also grew considerably in Q3 of 2018, with sector-wide growth of 12%. The Social Services and Health subsectors saw the biggest individual rises in fundraised Income with 40% and 20% increases respectively. International organisations, however, saw the biggest decline with a 26% decrease in Fundraised Income.

Interestingly, the cost to raise a single euro is currently 31c which may suggest that organisations were investing heavily in 2018 with the expectation of seeing bigger returns in 2019.

The Quarterly Fundraising Monitor, a participation service offered by 2into3, allows not-for-profit organisations a way of benchmarking their fundraising performance against relevant subsectors.

Lisa-Nicole Dunne, Director of Integration at CMRF and a long time user of The Monitor recently said ‘The Monitor gives us a real time review of fundraising trends and offers a sense of the return on effort and investment. The data from The Monitor means we are able to use an evidence informed approach when presenting ideas and strategies to board members’

If you would like to discuss The Monitor in more detail, please contact Darren McMahon at Darren.mcmahon@2into3.com or on +353-1-234-3127.

2into3 Recruitment Monitor Q1 2019

Senior Recruitment in the Irish Not-For-Profit Sector on the Rise

Recruitment for senior roles in the Irish not-for-profit sector has seen a significant rise over the last year.

In our Quarterly Recruitment Monitor for Q1 2019, 2into3’s Recruitment Team identified 108 senior or management roles advertised in the first three months of the year, a 30% increase on the same period in 2018.

Other significant developments identified by the analysis include a significant increase in Service Delivery & Operational roles, up from 19 in Q1 2018 to 43 in Q1 2019.

Commenting on the results of the analysis, Fergal O’Sullivan, Head of Recruitment with 2into3 said: “The continued increase in the number of management roles being advertised, especially the year-on-year increase in Q1, is evidence of a sector that is not only recovering strongly, but is becoming more professional with each passing quarter. The public demand for well-managed charities with a professional approach to good governance is being addressed by this search for strong leadership.”

The Quarterly Recruitment Monitor is now entering its third year and it has found that for eight consecutive quarters, social services organisations are the most active recruiters in the sector. The Monitor is a free-to access publication and you can download a full version of the report here.

Fergal O’Sullivan joins 2into3 as they bid farewell to Amy Power

Last week, following a very successful 5 years, 2into3 bid farewell to their Head of Consulting and Research, Amy Power, who will join the Social Innovation Fund as a Fund Manager. Amy leaves behind her a great legacy in 2into3, having established the annual Fundraising Performance Report as the sector landmark which it has become, as well as developing 2into3’s Quarterly Fundraising Monitor benchmarking service. Amy also advised a range of clients in developing their fundraising strategies. Over the last number of years, Amy has provided mentoring support for a range of graduate trainees on the For Purpose Graduate programme. Amy will continue to provide technical guidance on the 9th Fundraising Report and will join the For Purpose Advisory Panel in a personal capacity.

With Amy’s departure, 2into3 say hello to Fergal O’Sullivan, who will now head up 2into3’s Recruitment business. Fergal has spent the last seven years working in the not-for-profit sector, having previously served as CEO of the Coeliac Society of Ireland. He has held a range of management positions, including fundraising and strategic development roles with Make-A-Wish and NCBI, as well as in a pro-bono capacity with Chernobyl Children International. Fergal is currently on the board of HIV Ireland. Fergal is a past board member of Make-A-Wish Ireland and My Legacy, acting as Chairman of the latter from 2016 to 2019.

With Fergal heading up recruitment, 2into3 Director, Dennis O’Connor will revert back to his former role as Head of Consulting and Research, where he will be able to work closely with clients on fundraising and organisational strategies.

Speaking about the changes in 2into3, Dennis O’Connor said:

“It has been a pleasure to work with Amy over the last five years and I have no doubt she will go on to have a very successful career in the not-for-profit sector. On the other hand, Fergal will be a very strong addition to our team. His experience in the charity sector will prove to be a very valuable asset to 2into3’s recruitment team.”

This week, 2into3 also launched their new website which you can check out here.