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Charities Institute Ireland Corporate Partnerships Seminar Recap

Charities Institute Ireland hosted an enlightening Corporate Partnerships Seminar, featuring industry experts sharing invaluable insights on corporate engagement and ethical collaborations.

On April 23rd, 2024, Charities Institute Ireland (CII) hosted a dynamic Corporate Partnerships Seminar at the iconic LinkedIn Headquarters. The event was a resounding success, bringing together esteemed industry experts and enthusiastic participants eager to explore the realm of corporate engagement, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices, and ethical collaborations.

The attendees were treated to a wealth of knowledge and inspiration from a stellar lineup of speakers, each a powerhouse in their respective fields. Reflecting on the seminar, it's clear that this gathering was not just an informative event but also a celebration of the enduring spirit of collaboration within the charitable sector.

Lisa-Nicole Dunne and Julie McDonald of Mantra Strategy kicked off the seminar with deep insights into effective corporate campaigns and engagement strategies. Their expertise illuminated the importance of strategic planning and tailored approaches in fostering fruitful partnerships.

Mary O'Kennedy and Sabrina Kevany McGlynn from OKC brought practical wisdom to the table, emphasizing the alignment of goals and engaging investors through socially conscious ESG practices. Their session underscored the growing imperative for businesses to integrate ethical considerations into their core strategies.

Rosie Begley of Applegreen delved into the advantages of the Triple Lock approach in securing partnerships, shedding light on its strategic benefits. Caroline Tobin of Barretstown complemented this discussion by sharing firsthand experiences on leveraging the Triple Lock status to effectively pitch to partners, exemplifying successful collaborations.

Maria Cleary from Early Childhood Ireland emphasized the foundation of shared values and ethics in forging impactful partnerships. The illuminating case study featuring WESCO Ireland highlighted the profound impact that ethical alignment can have on fostering enduring collaborations.

The seminar also featured engaging panel discussion with Shona Ryan of Today FM, Jesse Wiesblatt from Focus Ireland, Liz Roche of Vodafone Foundation, and John Church of ISPCC. Each shared invaluable insights and lessons learned from successful charity partnerships, offering a mosaic of experiences and strategies.

The overarching theme of the event was the vitality of collaboration and shared purpose in driving meaningful change. The seminar not only provided a platform for knowledge exchange but also fostered a sense of camaraderie among attendees—a testament to the enduring support within the charitable sector.

In conclusion, the Charities Institute Ireland Corporate Partnerships Seminar was a testament to the power of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in advancing the mission of charities. Kudos to all the speakers for their enlightening contributions.

ere's to more impactful partnerships and collective efforts in shaping a better future for all.

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