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Giving Ireland Subsector Webinars 2021

Our Giving Ireland 2021 series has just concluded. The Giving Ireland report shares funding insights on the nonprofit sector. At a deeper subsector level, it further breakdowns and highlights other opportunities especially when compared to other subsectors. 

Over the month of November, Giving Ireland hosted 9 deep dive webinars on funding of each in the various nonprofit subsectors.  

Our speakers discussed many of the funding issues concerning their particular subsector today including fundraising in difficult times, governance, state supports and how to develop and maintain relationships with donors. How to resonate with Major Gifts donors and how to diversify income were also discussed. 

Giving Ireland Subsector Webinars   

Health, with Guest Speakers: Michael Nason, CEO – Cork University Hospital Charity and Caroline Gormley, Associate Director of Fundraising – Evelina London Hospital, UK 

Social Services, with Guest Speaker: Sharon Fitzpatrick, Head of Development – COPE Galway 

International Development, with Guest Speakers: Gaby Murphy, Director of Public Fundraising and Private Sector Engagement – Concern Worldwide and Audrey Jones, Head of Fundraising – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 

Education & Research, with Guest Speaker: Jim Miley, Director General – Irish Universities Association 

Arts, Culture & Media, with Guest Speakers: Andrew Hetherington, CEO – Business to Arts and Alice Whitaker, Philanthropy – Royal Opera House, London 

Sport & Recreation, with Guest Speakers: Sinead O’Keeffe, Commercial Director – Cork GAA & Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Gareth Maguire, CEO – Sport Changes Life and Kate Jacques, Head of Partnerships & Fundraising – Chance to Shine UK 

Religion, with Guest Speakers: Céire Sadlier, Grants Officer – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Anthony O’Connor, Director of Fundraising – Manchester Cathedral 

Philanthropy, with Guest Speaker: Gráinne O’Hogan, Director of Development – Social Entrepreneurs Ireland 

Environment, with Guest Speaker: Oisín Coghlan, Director – Friends of the Earth 

You can watch any of these webinars here.

FYI: Zoom may ask you to register to watch it. 


Thanks to our Guest Speakers who brought their valuable insights and learnings to the subsector webinars. Sharing these experiences enriches the knowledge base and develops a culture of sharing and openness within the sector. Learnings from our UK counterparts can also aid Irish based organisations’ activities when it comes to fundraising initiatives. 


You can download the published Giving Ireland 2021 report.


Thanks to our generous sponsors, without who the Giving Ireland report would not be possible: The Community Foundation of Ireland,, Quilter Cheviot and Ecclesiastical Insurance. 


Giving Ireland is a collaboration between 2into3 and Philanthropy Ireland. The Giving Ireland 2021 Report was launched in Oct 2021. It gives a detailed analysis and insights on Funding of the Nonprofit Sector in 2019.