ICTR's 21st Annual Conference - Renewing our purpose: The role of charities in today's Ireland.
25 October 2012
ICTR's 21st Annual Conference will take place on the morning of Thursday 8th of November 2012 in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.
The promo for the conference reads as follows:
Our citizenry do not need reminding that today’s country is remarkably different to the Ireland of a decade ago: Any one of a myriad of statistics proves that point. The public’s engagement with charities has also changed, fundamentally, over that period. People, who generously supported our causes a decade ago, have retrenched expenditure or are dependent on support themselves. A decade ago, our collective reputation was unquestioned. While we remain among the most trusted entities in Irish life, there are now unprecedented calls for greater transparency and accountability.
We are delighted to confirm that he opening address at the conference will be given by Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice. The Minister offers a unique perspective: not only does she serve with our governing department of Justice but also her portfolio - Disability, Equality and Mental Health – brings her into close contact with the charity sector.
The first half of this year’s conference offers up a mirror to charities and to the society in which we operate. Professor Chris Curtin, from NUIG’s school of Political Science and Sociology, will offer a view of charities and our role today from the perspective of an outsider. Geoff Meagher, recently elected, National President of St. Vincent De Paul, will offer an insider’s view from the perspective of a charity that has a long history of adapting to changing circumstances. His comments, however, will be strongly influenced by 30 years senior management experience with a variety of national and international organisations, including Glanbia, PWC and Kilkenny Engineering Products.
The Forum on Philanthropy and Fundraising was charged with identifying ways in which to dramatically increase private sector investment in charities and philanthropic causes. They made a number of recommendations including running a national giving campaign, developing fundraising capacity and improving the fiscal and regulatory environment for giving. Our panel discussion, calling on experts from Philanthropy Ireland, Fundraising Ireland and ICTR, will look at these in detail, what will be needed to implement them, and what charities need to do to position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities coming our way.
Theme: Renewing our purpose: The role of charities in today's Ireland.
Date: Thursday 8th November 2012, 9am to 2pm (including lunch)
Venue: The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 (in the Liffey Suite - 1st floor)
2012 Conference Programme
|8:30||ICTRG AGM (Members only) 9:00 Registration 9:30 Welcome: Kathleen O’Meara (Chair, ICTR)|
|9:40||Opening Address: Kathleen Lynch TD (Minister of State at the Dept of Justice)|
|10:00||The role of charities in today’s Ireland - a view from the outside Prof Chris Curtin (School of Political Science & Sociology NUIG)|
|10:30||The role of charities in today’s Ireland - a view from the inside Geoff Meagher (National President, Society of St. Vincent de Paul)|
|11:50 - 12.20||A panel discussion on three key initiatives of the Forum on Philanthropy and Fundraising:
1. The National Giving Campaign – Seamus Mulconry (Philanthropy Ireland)
2. Developing better fundraising capacity, education and training among not-for-profits - Aidan Stacey (Chairman, Fundraising Ireland)
3. Improving the fiscal environment and incentivising greater giving - Sheila Nordon (ICTR)
|12:45||Review of the Year: Sheila Nordon (Executive Director, ICTR) 12.55 Closing Address: Kathleen O’Meara (Chair, ICTR) 13:00 Lunc|
€110 for non-members (or €105 per attendee if 2 or more attendees)
€80 for ICTR members (or €75 per attendee if 2 or more attendees)
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