Federation of Irish Sport 2into3 announce partnership

2into3 Announce 3-Year Partnership with Federation of Irish Sport

2into3 proudly announce a transformative 3-year strategic partnership with the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS), commencing January 2024. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in 2into3 and The Federation of Irish Sport’s (FIS) shared commitment in enhancing the social impact of sports, recreation, and physical activity across Ireland. This partnership will allow both organisations to combine their expertise, resources, and passion to drive positive change and sustainable growth within the Irish sporting community.

With a shared commitment to good governance, strategic growth for NGBs and sport for all, the partnership will focus on key areas such as strategic planning, organisational development, philanthropic fundraising strategies, grants & economic services, and capacity building. By working together, we seek to ensure strong foundations are in place for Irish Sport.

Speaking about the partnership, Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, expressed delight about the collaboration, stating: “We are delighted to begin this new chapter with 2into3, who have a strong reputation and passion for delivering tailored solutions and driving meaningful change in the not-for-profit sector. Together, we have a tremendous opportunity to empower Irish sporting organisations, equipping them with the tools and strategies the need to thrive in ever-demanding landscape.”

Dennis O’Connor, CEO 2into3 echoed this sentiment adding: “The Federation is the voice of Irish Sport, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with them to help sporting organisations realise their ambitions which have such an impact on Irelands social capital, health, confidence and resilience.”


About The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS)

Founded in April 2002, The Federation of Irish Sport was established by Ireland’s national sporting organisations to provide leadership, co-ordination, support, and direction on key issues and to represent their interests to government and its relevant agencies.

FIS is the representative organisation for 110 National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) from every corner of the country, comprising over 12,000 sports clubs. The Federation of Irish Sport’s purpose is to provide a dynamic and effective voice for Irish sport, “to support and advocate collectively for our members, empowering them to maximise the impact of sport, recreation, and physical activity for society.”

For media enquiries or further information, please contact: Clare Louise O’Donoghue, Commercial & Communications Manager, Federation of Irish Sport m: 086 043 7887, e: clarelouise.odonoghue@irishsport.ie


2into3: Building Sports Capacity

2into3’s mission is to build the capacity of organisations to have a transformative social impact. We focus on helping nonprofits, philanthropists, social enterprises, NGBs and other social impact organisations by providing talent management, advisory and funding services.

Since 2006, we have worked with over 450 clients from a variety of nonprofit sectors, including sports, health, education, arts & culture, and social services. Within the sports sector, our consultants have previously occupied senior positions in sporting organisations, whilst others bring over two decades of experience in voluntary and professional roles. To date, 2into3 have worked with over 140 sporting organisations to help define, fund and achieve their ambitions.


Get in Touch

For information on our experience with sports organisations, visit our webpage, or contact our CEO, Dennis O’Connor: dennis@2into3.com.