Dennis O’Connor, the director of 2into3 and Catrina Sheridan, CEO of Sightsavers Ireland were guests on Matt Cooper’s Today FM Last Word Show on Tuesday, the 22nd November. Dennis spoke about Irish charitable and philanthropic giving in comparison to the U.K. and the U.S.A giving landscape. According to the findings of 2into3’s 6th Fundraising Report (Sponsored by Mazars), there is a significant gap between those countries, which is caused by a number of factors.
The discussion also touched on the recent charities scandals and their impact on the charity sector. Dennis spoke about the absence of regulation in giving and fundraising, which is now being addressed by the sector. He also highlighted the necessity of transparency, accountability and high standards that need to be set by the funders, including the State.
You can listen to Dennis’ interview here