Giving and gaining: how entrepreneurs view philanthropy in Ireland.

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Community Foundation for Ireland
The Community Foundation for Ireland
Date of publication
1 April 2015
Community Development and Regeneration
Social welfare
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This report finds that entrepreneurs perceived many of the usual approaches to promoting charitable giving in Ireland to be unsophisticated, unsubtle and not strategic. It makes a number of recommendations arising from direct suggestions by respondents in the areas of donor services, the non-profit sector and public policy. These include

  • developing active engagement and leadership in relation to
    philanthropy on the part of business networks; 
  •  the provision of a structure of  services to support charitable giving by professional advisers and intermediary philanthropic organisations, such as CFI;
  • addressing concerns in relation to governance and efficacy;
  •  developing a capacity to partner with entrepreneurial donors;
  • promote a supportive regulatory and fiscal environment, and
  • create an Irish meaning of ‘philanthropy’ which aligns with Irish culture and values.

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