Irish fundraising conference sells out AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Nick Sparrow, director of the Trinity Foundation, gave a provocative talk on the differences between fundraising and philanthropy in Ireland and the United States from where much of the learning comes. Other speakers included Gabrielle Murphy from Barretstown, Ruth Guy from Barnardos, Liesl Elder of Durham University and John Fleming from Sightsavers. The Institute of Fundraising’s first conference in Ireland yesterday has been a resounding success, with over 200 delegates attending. The response to the conference makes it likely that the IOF will hold similar events in the future, according to the organisers. The conference at the Hilton in Dublin was opened by Alan Clayton of Cascaid who gave a lively and entertaining talk on the role of fundraisers. Liz Roche from the Irish Red Cross gave a presentation on the organisation’s use of new media. Liz said they had designed their website with new media in mind, particularly emphaising accessibility and profile on search engines. A panel of speakers led a discussion on the proposed new charity legislation and the consultation exercise which will inform the new law. A number of speakers stressed the importance of public education on what constitutes a ‘good charity’ (one that conforms to standards) while Sheila Nordon of the Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd said charities were expected to have the highest standards at the lowest cost. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 March 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.