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Lead Partners at The Wheel Summit 2024

It’s less than one week to The Wheel Summit and we’re delighted to be lead partners again this year. Join us on Wednesday 29th May at Croke Park as we come together to explore the big topics for the community, voluntary and charity sector, including the drivers of social change, the role of the sector in making that change, and what lessons we can take from our successes to address present and future challenges.

You can look forward to:

  • Over 30 Speakers: wide-ranging discussions and debates on the issues affecting your organisation, featuring experts and leaders.
  • 12 Member-led  Sessions: These parallel sessions will cover topics as varied as sustainable funding, volunteering, integration, social enterprise, policy, community development and climate action.
  • Over 40 Exhibitors: Meet the leading service providers for the sector.
  • Three Floors: To facilitate more networking and breakout sessions, we have extended the floorspace of the event.

View the full programme here.

Lead Sponsor Address, Dennis O’Connor, CEO

Join our CEO, Dennis O’Connor for his Lead Sponsor Address at 11.15am. Dennis will be speaking to this year’s theme ‘Looking back, Looking forward’ and sharing his insights on the sector.

Sustaining your Funding Model

We’re leading our own parallel session from 2.30 pm – 3.40 pm on ‘Sustaining Your Funding: From Funding Potholes to Smooth Roads’. This session will be led by our team: Patricia Keenan, Director of Grants & Economic Services, Rob Foley, Head of Fundraising Advisory Practice and Denise Cranston, Head of Partnerships Advisory Practice. We will also be joined by Michael Smyth, CEO of Cope Galway, who will MC the session.

It’s necessary for nonprofit organisations to have a sustainable funding model. Looking back, many nonprofits relied too heavily on small streams of fundraised income. Diversifying your funding model to ensure it is strategic, sustainable and diverse will ensure the sustainability of your nonprofit organisation.

In this session, our team will share their funding observations from the past and recommendations for the future, followed by a Q&A session. With our team’s funding expertise, it will be an informative and engaging session. Join us on the day at 2.30pm!


Get in Touch

If you have any queries on this year’s Summit, contact our Marketing Manager, Eilís O’Boyle at or on 086 076 0833.