Rachel Stevenson Cork Simon Community Irish Giving Index Fundraising Webinar 2into3 March 2021

Thank you – Rachel from Cork Simon

Thank you to Rachel Stevenson, Head of Fundraising from Cork Simon Community, who joined our Irish Giving Index webinar this week, as our guest speaker.

The topic was “How effective is your Fundraising?” and during the webinar, we shared some topline fundraising insights from the latest Irish Giving Index quarterly report.

Fundraising costs experienced a significant drop, from an average of €0.32 in Q2 2019 to €0.16 in Q2, 2020, cost to raise €1 (when comparing costs by quarter). *

The Q2 report also shows a 28% year-to-date increase in total fundraised income from 2019. This increase was seen across the International, Social Services and Health subsectors and remains consistent with findings of monthly year-on-year increases.

 

Irish Giving Index Fundraised income increase Q1 2020 2into3

Irish Giving Index Fundraised Income

 

Rachel explained how she used the Irish Giving Index in her day-to-day role:

  • Planning – It gives context to Irish fundraising landscape, how Cork Simon is performing when compared to other nonprofits of similar size and type. It identifies growth opportunities – what are others doing well and what can we learn from them. Targets can be set and measured accurately and without bias.
  • Case making – When the evidence indicates a change in direction is required, or in fact no change in strategic direction should be made, the Irish Giving Index, gives the facts to support the case being made. The senior management team can be confident knowing the facts presented, are well thought out and are evidence based, from an independent source. Are extra resources needed to achieve the achieve the growth potential and close the gap? The Index provides the evidence needed to support your case.
  • Operational – Benchmark our activities against other organisations. What activities have the best return on Investment? Which fundraising methods deliver.

 

Rachel Stevenson Cork Simon Community Irish Giving Index Fundraising Webinar 2into3 March 2021

Rachel Stevenson, Cork Simon

 

Subscribers fundraising data is confidential and is only shared at a cumulative level with other subscribers, so all individual organisations’ data is private and not shared with others. The service is not available to anyone outside of the sector and only fundraising Irish nonprofits can subscribe.

 

Thanks also to everyone who attended our webinar. If you missed it, here is the webinar recording.

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If you would like to speak to Dennis O’Connor  please call 086 8162278.

*Source: Q2 2020 Report, Irish Giving Index

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Irish Giving Index Report Finds Total Fundraised Income for First Half of 2020 up by 28% from 2019

Here are some interesting findings from the latest Irish Giving Index Report (Q2, 2020).

The report shows a 28% year-to-date increase in total fundraised income from 2019.

This increase was seen across the International, Social Services and Health subsectors and remains consistent with findings of monthly year-on-year increases.

Irish Giving Index Fundraised income increase Q1 2020 2into3

 

Another interesting finding for Quarter 2 2020 relates to Fundraising Costs:

Fundraising costs saw a substantial drop, from an average of €0.32 in Q2 2019 to €0.16 in Q2, 2020, cost to raise €1 (when comparing costs by quarter). Fundraising costs in Q1 had not seen this shock, which averaged at €0.31 in Q1, 2020 (Irish Giving Index, Q1 2020, Unpublished). 

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The above are snippets of the Irish Giving Index quarterly report Q2 2020. Subscribers to this report will receive many more insights and bespoke reports relevant for their organisation and fundraising strategy. See how your fundraising team can benefit from Irish Giving Index.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Irish Giving Index sees 49% Increase in Fundraising Income

Irish Giving Index reports a 49% Increase in Total Fundraising Income for May 2020This is an on-going positive monthly trend in 2020.

Monthly reports show that year-on-year changes in monthly fundraised income for 2020 remain positive despite the Covid shock to the fundraising landscape. Findings of the latest Irish Giving Index May 2020 Report exhibit how organisations have adapted and responded to changes in the fundraising landscape during the onset of the Covid pandemic. Trends on total fundraised income for the year-to-date resemble past trends, but total levels of fundraising are higher amongst participant organisations.  

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What drove May 2020’s Increase? 

In May 2020, Major Gifts saw a significant monthly year-on-year increase at 923% when compared with May of 2019. 87% of participants receiving income from Major Gifts in May 2020 noted an increase in this method of fundraising, showing that it has been a successful source of fundraised income this month both in terms of value and distribution of income amongst participant organisations.  

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The Irish Giving Index is the only nonprofit tool which tracks and analyses the Irish fundraising landscape and delivers verified insights straight to your inbox. It is a subscription-based service and is only circulated to subscriber organisations. Monthly reports help organisations track the latest changes in the performance of a variety of fundraising methods.  

If you are interested in finding out more about fundraising trends and the other benefits the Irish Giving Index can offer you and your team in planning and decision-making, please contact dennis@2into3.com  or call 086 816 2278. 

Giving Ireland 2020

Giving Ireland Webinar Series

Don’t forget to check out your Giving Ireland subsector’s webinar.

So far we have had fantastic level of engagement.

We started the series with Social Services and Local Development & Housing sectors, on our panel we were joined by Nichola Mullen, Head of Fundraising of Society of St Vincent de Paul, Tony Ward, Finance Director of The Wheel and Hugh Brennan CEO of O’Cualann Housing Alliance.

We then turned our attention to Education & Research sector and joining our panel was Shana Cohen, Director with TASC and Eileen Punch, from Trinity Foundation

Health was the next sector in the spotlight, our speakers included Michael Nason, CEO of CUH Charity and Tony Ward, Finance Director of The Wheel.

Later in the week we looked at International Development. Joining our panel was Richard Dixon, Head of Public Affairs with Concern and Audrey Jones, Head of Fundraising, Médecins Sans Frontières.

Sport  & Recreation was our next target subsector, we were joined by guest speaker Rachel Fallon-Langdon, Executive Director with Irish Sailing Foundation.

Our webinar on Religion is taking place on Thursday 19th of Nov and we will be joined by Sharon Hearty, Communications & Development of The Sanctuary of St Patrick, Lough Derg and Eoin McBennett, Investment Manager with Quilter Cheviot.

The final webinar in this series of subsector analysis will be Arts, Culture & Media and our guest speaker will be Deborah Kelleher, Director with Royal Irish Academy of Music.

 

If you are interesting in joining any of the upcoming webinars or viewing any of the recordings of completed webinars please register on the Giving Ireland page.

Giving Ireland 2020

Growth in Giving Accelerates for the Irish Not-for-Profit Sector in 2018 – Giving Ireland 2020 Report

Giving Ireland 2020

Register for Giving Ireland 2020 Report launch 21st Oct 11am

 

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2into3 and Philanthropy Ireland warmly invite you to the launch of:

Giving Ireland 2020 – Analysis and Insights on Funding of the Not-For-Profit Sector in 2018

 

Kindly supported by Quilter Cheviot and BDO.

Joining our panel will be:

  • Deidre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, who will MC the event
  • Denise Charlton, CEO of Community Foundation
  • Jimmie Browne, President at Irish Academy of Engineering, Chairman at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI)
  • Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Details: Wed 21st Oct at 11am

This will be a virtual event, via a zoom webinar. Please register here.

Depending on your email spam filters, you may need to check your junk folder for the email with your zoom login details. All who register will receive a recording of the webinar event.

 

The report will examine the total fundraised income from philanthropic sources in 2018, changes from 2017, the fundraising performance of the sector, the fundraising mix in 2018, the cost of fundraising by method and international comparisons. At the launch event, commentary will include impact of Covid on fundraised income in past 6 months.

 

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact judith.power@2into3.com

Niamh Carruthers

Niamh Carruthers promoted to Consultant

Niamh Carruthers

2into3 are pleased to announce Niamh Carruthers’ promotion to the role of Consultant and Strategic Planning Lead within the company.

Niamh originally joined 2into3 in 2017 as a Consulting Team Trainee before becoming an Analyst. In her Analyst role, Niamh managed a number of strategy-driven projects, facilitated workshops and supported the delivery of numerous Strategic Plans and Fundraising Strategies. Niamh has worked with organisations across the not-for-profit sector, including Sensational Kids, the Irish Academy of Engineers, TASC, the Irish Advocacy Network, Teach Tearmainn and KDYS. Since joining, 2into3 Niamh has published several research reports, including the annual “Giving Ireland Report” which is the only not-for-profit fundraising income performance report. Niamh co-authored “Actions you can take to manage the impact of Covid-19”.

In her new role, Niamh will concentrate on Strategic Planning and Organisational Reviews. She will lead her clients through the 2into3 strategic development process, to support organisations in introducing transformational change and increasing their impact.

Please join us in wishing Niamh well in her new role. You can contact Niamh 086-0462358 or Niamh.Carruthers@2into3.com

Patricia Keenan - 2into3 Belfast office

Belfast office now open – Lead by Patricia Keenan

Patricia Keenan - 2into3 Belfast office

We are delighted to announce the opening of our Belfast office, headed up by Patricia Keenan, Management Consultant. Patricia has been a consultant for over a decade after a career in the public and voluntary sector across the island of Ireland and in London. She worked for local authorities, government departments and social enterprises at a senior level before embarking on a career in consulting in 2005, for a diverse range of public and private sector clients. Patricia will lead the business in Northern Ireland and the border counties.

Patricia is an experienced project manager and has led on a number million pound EU funded projects. She has extensive experience in the rural development sector and LEADER funding across Northern Ireland, having previously sat on the Board of the regional LEADER company. She also oversaw the completion of an all Island diversity training programme within the public sector, a first of its kind. With Patricia on-board we are looking forward to offering a full Island of Ireland service to our clients and working more closely with not-for-profits in Northern Ireland and Northwest region.

In March 2020 we opened our Cork office, led by Rob Foley and now 5 months on we are delighted to continue our expansion northwards. Since starting in 2006, we have expanded our service offering to include Fundraising Strategy, Strategic Planning, Organisational Reviews, Recruitment and Research. We have a wealth of knowledge from working across the diverse range of not-for-profit sub-sectors from Social Services and Health to Education and Sport.

2into3 and Philanthropy Ireland announce their collaboration on “Giving Ireland” Report

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2into3 and Philanthropy Ireland today announced their collaboration on the creation and publishing of Giving Ireland Report 2020, a report on giving in the Irish Not-for-Profit sector.

Previously the performance of Irish fundraising was tracked by 2into3’s Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report’, and now in its 10th year has evolved into Giving Ireland. The aim of the Giving Ireland report is to provide insights into giving for the Not-for-Profit sector in Ireland, thereby informing decision making within the sector and supporting development of giving. Year on year comparisons with in-depth analysis, international comparisons around giving in Ireland make the publication a round year tool for the sector as well as an annual snapshot of the sector.

The report will indicate total income raised from philanthropic and other sources, provide analysis of fundraising performance year on year and the cost of raising funds by method. Using these insights, Not-for-Profit organisations, donors and policy makers will have evidence to inform their decisions in support of more strategic approaches to development of giving in Ireland. Giving Ireland promotes transparency and reform that will allow the sector to gain from better giving infrastructure.

Dennis O’Connor, 2into3 Director said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Philanthropy Ireland to produce Giving Ireland. Giving Ireland will provide objective information that will provide a platform for organisations to come together to debate and discuss solutions that will elevate the sector as a whole”.

Éilis Murray, Chief Executive Officer Philanthropy Ireland said “Data on giving is so important for the sector. Insights on giving patterns can provide real value for the growth and development of giving in Ireland, including philanthropic giving. We welcome this initiative to develop Giving Ireland and to be a part of it”.