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4 Feb 2020

Effective Fundraising for Charities and Community Groups

Target Audience

Any Charity or Voluntary/Community Organisation who needs to raise Funds to finance their Work and Activities.


In this course you will learn how to successfully maximise your  fundraising  income and retain your donors at minimum cost to your Organisation.


Evelyn Fitzpatrick

Evelyn Fitzpatrick is an Accountant, holds a post graduate Diploma in Economics and a Masters in Management from DCU. In 2009 she set up her own Consultancy as a Financial Advisor and Trainer to the Charity sector. She was a member of a consultative group who made recommendations to Government on the implementation of the Charity legislation.

She was Director of Finance & Corporate Affairs of Focus Ireland Ltd for 8 years. During that time their Annual Report won the Chartered Accountants Published Accounts Award five times, which recognises excellence in Governance and financial reporting. Prior to that she was Country Finance Director and Company Secretary of Marks & Spencer Ireland for 10 years. She serves on the Finance and Governance Board committees of Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, Acquired Brain Injury Ltd, NABCO Cooperative Housing and North & East Housing Ltd. She is a past council member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chair of their CPD Committee. She sits on the Audit Finance and Risk Board Committee of Pobal and the Professional Advisor Steering Group of The Community Foundation for Ireland.


By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Know how to manage donors and maximise income
  • Be able to develop a Fundraising event
  • Comply with Guiding principles of Fundraising
  • Know how to make a compelling and clear fundraising case for support
  • Know how to get corporate sponsorship
  • Know how to retain Donors
  • Understand the benefits of Board-Level Involvement in Fundraising
  • Know how to partner through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Know the benefits of donating using mobile devices
  • Know why funding applications succeed or fail
  • Know funding available to Community and Voluntary Bodies
  • Understand what causes Donors to stop funding


€70Nonprofit Organisation
€60Carmichael Resident Organisation
€80Statutory/Corporate Organisation

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