Jennifer is an Associate of 2into3, working with organisations through the 2into3 grant advisory and feasibility study practice, with a focus on financial elements. She brings 27 years of experience working in finance and lending, in both the private and nonprofit sector.

As a Regional Manager and Operations Manager for 15 years at Clann Credo – the Social Investment fund, she has a solid understanding and insight into community development and social inclusion. She assessed the risks and viability of organisations in the sector from an operational, governance and financial perspective. Organisations she worked with ranged from large national charities (Focus Ireland, Headway Ireland, Dublin Simon Community) to smaller community lead groups (scout groups, childcare facilities, soccer clubs) to social enterprises (start up and established).

Jennifer is an Economics Graduate with a post graduate diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA. She is former Chairperson and Treasurer of Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership where she supported the Board to comply with the Governance Code and develop its strategic plan. She has experience facilitating workshops with staff, Board and stakeholders and has project co-ordinated and delivered training on an 18 month Social Enterprise Programme in Longford.

Outside of work, Jennifer volunteers with Children in Hospital Ireland. She has her own Arts practice and loves to paint outdoors and in her studio.

Jennifer Hennessy 2into3 associate