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The Irish Fundraising awards provide an opportunity for the Irish non-profit sector to recognise and celebrate fundraising excellence. You can celebrate your own successes, or those of your peers by nominating your organisation, or your colleagues for an Irish Fundraising Award.
The deadline for nominations is Friday 25th May 2012.
Nominations are now open for The Irish Fundraising Awards 2012, which will take place on the evening of Wednesday 20th June, in The Aviva Stadium, Landsdowne Road, Dublin 4.
You can celebrate your own successes, or those of your peers by nominating your organisation, or your colleagues for an Irish Fundraising Award.
This event aims to demystify new and emerging technologies which can transform organisations.
‘Every Cloud has a Silver Lining’
Date: April 4th 2012
Time: 11am -12.30am
Venue: European Union House, 18 Dawson Street Dublin 2
Here’s a great opportunity for fundraisers working for non profit organisations in Ireland to obtain a bursary to attend the National Fundraising Conference taking place next month in Dublin.
Five bursary places will be sponsored by the fundraising and direct marketing agency Ask Direct.
To be eligible for a bursary you must be working in a paid fundraising position for an organisation with a total annual income of less than €100,000.
I have just booked my place at The National Fundraising Conference which has as its theme this year Fostering Fundraising Excellence.
There is a great line-up of speakers and I am particularly looking forward to the masterclass on digital fundraising by Beate Sørum. This masterclass will focus on how to build and nurture a digital community, and will also take a look into the latest digital trends and what fundraisers should expect and prepare for in the future.
Full details of the conference venue, agenda and registration here
From the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group* website:
Would you like your charity to be part of a nationwide campaign that will boost the tax-effectiveness of your donors? You’ve already invested considerably in recruiting, developing and retaining your donors. You’re under pressure to increase your return on that investment. But you don’t want to tire your donors with too many asks. So what will grow your income at low cost – without donor fatigue?
The answer is Taxback – the Revenue rebate on donations by PAYE-donors.
The proportion of €250+ donors who return their CHY 2 forms to most charities is less than the proportion of PAYE taxpayers in the general public. So many donors whose donations would be eligible for Taxback don’t do so for various reasons – inertia, uncertainty about whether it applies to them or is limited to only one of their chosen charities, worry that it might affect their tax affairs, etc.
Following an initial meeting of charities in November on the idea of a Taxback campaign, a steering group came together to manage the campaign under the auspices of the ICTR. The campaign has just one primary aim – to get more donors to return their rebate forms. We’re not trying to get more money out of donors, just to get them to complete and send back their CHY 2 forms. Through raising awareness and addressing barriers to response, the campaign will improve the response rates charities get on their tax mailings. This will produce a positive return on investment from contributing charities in the same year as the spend.
The campaign will run in several media, including media and online, next March – when most charities send their tax mailings. It will raise awareness of the benefits of Taxback, the simple need to complete and return the forms and address some of the common barriers to response. It will carry a Taxback brand that you can use in your mail and online activities to integrate with the national campaign. The more charities we can bring together to pool budgets, the more we can achieve.
Will your charity join the campaign? By pledging your contribution now, you will be helping to ensure this innovative campaign drives more of your donors to return their tax forms as soon as March 2012.
To sign up and pledge your contribution, please contact email@example.com
*ICTRG is a membership organisation of charities, focused on creating a policy climate in which philanthropy can thrive – through a combination of taxation and regulatory reform.
I really like the latest awareness-raising event by See Change, an NGO working to change attitudes and eliminate stigma about mental health problems in Ireland.
Each of us has the power re-write the script on how mental health problems are perceived in society, and on 26 October 2011, See Change are calling for 900 people to contribute to their story which aims to break the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the most people to write a story.
See Change has partnered up with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union, Union of Students in Ireland, and Fighting Words on this GUINNESS WORLD RECORD attempt to send a message loud and clear that mental health is an important part of everyone’s story, and like every story, it can have its ups and downs, twists and turns.
Better Together is a nationwide campaign which aims to build support for hundreds of charities, clubs and associations across the country by encouraging the public to support these good causes and make a difference in their communities.
Earlier this year, they invited charities, community clubs and associations from all over the country to showcase their work by entering an online video competition.
You can browse these videos to see how these organisations are making a difference in their community and vote or donate for your favourite video. Your vote could help a cause win one of three €3,000 cash prizes, and the cause that attracts the largest number of unique donations will win €10,000 cash in the Giving Challenge.
You can also nominate and vote for your Charity Hero - someone who is making an extraordinary difference in your community. Voting opens on 4 October and you will find full details on both competitions at http://www.bettertogether.ie/
Be inspired and make a difference!
This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in an exciting 24 hour web design challenge taking place on the 29th-30th October 2011 in Dublin. Over this 24 hour period, 3 teams of 7 professionals will each design, build and populate a brand new website for a nominated charity.
The initiative is the brain child of web designer, Stewart Curry, who is hoping to build on the success of last year’s event:
“Last year’s 24 The Web challenge was a huge success and we’re hoping to build on that with this year’s challenge. We’re looking for really worthy causes who couldn’t afford a decent website in a million years! With such a tight timescale to work with, we also need nominees to have a good pool of decent content already created, like photos, videos, testimonials, and copy about the organisation/cause ready to go.” Stewart Curry
To find out more about getting involved visit www.24theweb.com
Follow @24theweb on twitter or the #24theweb hashtag