13.30pm Registration (tea/coffee)
14.00pm Introduction, welcome and update from Fundraising Ireland

Speaker: Mary O’Kennedy, Chairperson, Fundraising Ireland.
Session 1: Philanthropy – setting the scene

Speaker:  Seamus Mulconry, CEO, Philanthropy Ireland
Presentation Outline: Seamus Mulconry will give an overview on the role of Philanthropy Ireland and its members; the progress that has been made on promoting strategic giving among private donors; and on how charities can engage more effectively with Trusts and Foundations.
14.30pm Session 2: The Charity Perspective – how to build effective relationships

Speakers: Michael Barron, CEO, BeLonG To Youth Services & Paul Rowe, CEO at Educate Together

Presentation Outline: This session will give an overview from the grantees perspective and outline how relationships are developed with key donors; how they are maintained and how the grantee charities ensure that they effectively report and engage with their strategic donors.
15.20pm Coffee and Networking break
15.50pm Session 3: The Funders Perspective – An overview of effective engagement with Trusts and Foundations in Ireland & panel discussion.

Speakers:  Vicky Brown, Portfolio Manager at The One Foundation; James Foley Fund Administrator at Electric Aid; Caitriona Fottrell, Director at The Ireland Funds and Mark Keane, Strategy Executive at Atlantic Philanthropies.

Presentation Outline: Each of the panel will make a short 10-minute presentation on their funding strategies; their views on the partnerships they have formed; what makes for a good relationship between donor and grantee and the key challenges that donors face when working with charities. Mary O’Kennedy, Fundraising Ireland, will chair this session and panel discussion.

Questions and comments from the floor to the panel will be actively encouraged and can be submitted in advance of the seminar.
17.30pm Close

To book your place contact or Telephone: 01 4071613