LSSIF 2024

LSSIF Review: Learnings Since 2019 and Expectations for 2024

On 3rd April, Ministers Catherine Martin and Thomas Byrne published a review of the 2019 LSSIF Fund, including recommendations for the upcoming LSSIF programme. As the 2019 round was the first for this new fund, it is worth reflecting on some of the data and observations shared. €172m was sought back in 2019 from a […]

2024 Community Recognition Fund

Our Rural Future: 2024 Community Recognition Fund

The Minister for Rural & Community Development has announced a further €50 million in funding under The Community Recognition Fund, to deliver projects over 2024- 2025. The Community Recognition Fund was first introduced last year to recognise the huge efforts made by communities in welcoming and supporting people coming to Ireland. Through the 2023 allocation, […]

5 Ways to Make Your Fundraising Efforts More Sustainable

4 Ways to Make Your Fundraising More Sustainable

Fundraising is an essential component for nonprofit organisations to achieve their mission and sustain operations. However, it can be challenging to create a fundraising strategy that is sustainable and effective over the long term. Here are 4 ways your nonprofit can make your fundraising efforts more sustainable:   1. Leverage Digital Methods of Fundraising Most […]

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Nonprofit Talent Trends: Q4 Insights & 2023 Overview

Our final quarterly analysis of Nonprofit Talent Trends for the year has shown a significant increase in activity, versus the same period last year. The number of roles we recorded as being advertised jumped from 193 to 254, an increase of 61, or 31.6%. It is interesting to note that the number of organisations who […]

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3 Successful Grant Application Tips for Locally Led Initiatives

National policies regarding grant investment in communities and rural areas recommend that local development should be locally driven. Focusing on a bottom-up approach, led by local stakeholders and local partnerships, is highly encouraged. In our experience, there are a number of key priority issues that your grant proposal should try to address. Here are 3 […]

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Is Ireland Failing its Disabled Workforce? 4 Tips for Inclusive Recruitment

In recent years, there have been many positive developments towards increased recruitment inclusivity in Ireland. According to the 2022 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Policy, “Everyone is entitled to enjoy a prejudice–free working environment that rejects any form of discrimination”. Despite this policy, there is evident disability discrimination in hiring. According to The European Commission Country Report […]

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 […]

Importance of long term recruitment

The Long-term Importance Of Successful Recruitment For Social Impact Organisations

Many nonprofits are founded on a modest number of team members. As these organisations grow and develop, the success of their organisation lies in the hands of these talented individuals steering the mission forward. As we ease into 2024, here are some reminders of the long-term importance of successful recruitment for social impact organisations.   […]

Matt McKerrow Governance Insights

“We’ve tried – women just don’t want to be on our board” Governance insights for your sports organisation from an international perspective

Authored by Matt McKerrow, Associate Consultant   As a father of toddler boy/girl twins, I am ever vigilant (and regularly reminded by my constituents) to ensure I am equitable in all dealings, particularly those that pertain to distribution of important resources – like strawberries, or marshmallows. And OK, whilst two for the price of two […]

The Power of Social Media in Elevating Your Fundraising Efforts

Last week, we saw a fantastic example of leveraging social media platforms for fundraising campaigns. After the tragic stabbing in Dublin last Thursday 23rd November, the bravery of Caio Benicio was celebrated by the creation of, ‘Buy Caio Benicio a pint’on Go Fund Me. By leveraging social media to spread awareness of this campaign, over €360,000 […]