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David McWilliams had an interesting piece on homelessness and the potential opportunity for a major philanthropist to alleviate the problem in Dublin city. He wrote “could we re-create the old Victorian notion of City Fathers – influential people who could … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

Alan Macintosh Chief Investment Strategist with investment firm Quilter Cheviot was in town this week for their annual breakfast briefing, and I was lucky enough get an invite. The breakfast was excellent and more than matched by the excellence of … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

Yesterday PI had the pleasure of hosting a seminar with Sandra Velthuis of Whitebarn Consulting on Social Impact on Social Return On Investment.  In essence, for these of you unfamiliar with the concept  SROI seeks to put a monetary value … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

The first Dublin Funding Network was organised by Philanthropy Ireland and the Matheson Foundation (the philanthropic arm of Matheson law firm) with the target of raising €16,000 for four small Irish Charities, but on the night it raised an astonishing … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

Every parent wants their children to have a happy childhood, some parents however, have to work a great deal harder than the rest of us to achieve that simple universally shared goal. Blossom Ireland, was established in May 2010 by … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

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WHAT IS PHILANTHROPY?

Philanthropy is a particular kind of charitable giving. It is focused on the root causes of problems and making a sustainable improvement, as distinct from contributing to immediate relief.

Philanthropy is not the exclusive preserve of very wealthy people, What distinguishes philanthropic giving from more spontaneous once offcharitable donations is that the money is given with a degree of reflection and a clear purpose.

PHILANTHROPY POLL

    • Are your charitable donations feeling the pinch?

      • No
        51%
      • Yes
        49%

      Total Voters: 35

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