Landmark day for Fundraising Profession in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE:

Fundraising Ireland, the association for professional fundraisers in Ireland, is launching its membership programme on the 13th October 2010 at the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).

This development represents a significant milestone for both the organisation and all those engaged in charitable fundraising in Ireland. There are 7,400 organisations operating in Ireland with a charitable status, 10% of which account for the 90% of funds raised in any year.

Speaking in advance of the launch Mary O’Kennedy, Chair of Fundraising Ireland, said “The launch of our membership programme will support Fundraising Ireland in delivering its mission to foster excellence in fundraising and promote best practice across the sector. Membership will ensure that Ireland has a vigorous, professional and well-networked national body to represent and support those engaged in fundraising within the not-for-profit sector by providing them with the education, training, mentoring and guidance they need to maximise their fundraising potential.”

In addition to the launch of membership, Fundraising Ireland will also be launching a new website and a new brand identity. http://www.fundraisingireland.ie/

‘Fundraising Ireland – The Association of Professional Fundraisers in Ireland’

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