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The Fundraising Summer School
Chartered Accountants House, Dublin
Tuesday 14 May 2024 - Wednesday 15 May 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
This Summer School, find fresh ideas for the future – and old wisdom from the past
The Fundraising Summer School is back on 14 and 15 May 2024 and we want you to be part of it!
Over two days, Ireland’s biggest gathering of fundraisers, activists, thought-leaders, and charity experts will return to Dublin, to discover the fresh ideas that can take our sector into the next 50 years, and to revisit the old wisdom that has laid the foundations for a thriving charity ecosystem.
There’s no question: it has been a tumultuous few years for our sector. We have had to rise to the challenges posed by COVID-19, meet the pressures of the cost-of-living crisis, and respond to the impact of conflicts in Ukraine, Sudan, and Gaza. Now, Charities Institute Ireland and Ask Direct invite you to come together in the heart of Dublin to share lessons learned, to build on the wisdom of the past, and to ask: what next for fundraising?
The Fundraising Summer School has always been a place for fundraisers who want to change the world to come together. This year is no different. We invite you to bring along fresh ideas for the future and old wisdom from the past – to bring your critical thinking, your inspired vision, and your hopes and dreams for building a better, fairer, and more equal world.
Solutions may be found in panels and keynote speeches. But they’ll also be discovered over coffee and dinner and during chats in the corridors. Every one of us at The Fundraising Summer School is an expert in our sector – with the knowledge and the voice to inspire, discuss, participate, and critique, on stage and off it.
The last 10 years have taught us that we can’t predict what’s around the corner. From Brexit and Trump to pandemics to war in Europe, we have to be ready to embrace the unexpected. But one thing is certain. For two days in Dublin, we can come together and ask: what’s next? What do we want? How do we get there? And what tools can we harness to achieve our goals?
For now, the biggest question of all is: will you join us?
Old wisdom and new thinking: Meet the speakers
On 14 and 15 May 2024, Dublin will host the best and brightest brains in our industry – from academics and campaign founders to award-winning creatives and savvy planners. And, we hope, you!
We are thrilled to announce our first five speakers; Paul de Gregorio (Founder of Rally), Lesley Pinder (Performance, Insight and Innovation Director, WaterAid), Cherian Koshy (Non-Profit Innovator, iWave), Professor Jen Shang, PhD (Co-Founder and Co-Director, Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy) and Damian O'Broin (CEO @ Ask Direct).
And that’s just the start…
We know you have fresh ideas for our sector’s future, and that you have heaps of old wisdom to share from campaigns that have worked (as well as those that didn’t!). That’s why, for the first time, ever, we are putting out an open call for speakers and we urge you to apply. Whatever you want to talk about, and whatever expertise you have to share, get in touch!
There are only a few Early Bird Tickets remaining! Don't miss this chance to save. This offer will close on the 23rd of February 2024.