• Fundraising through the pandemic- Anti Money Laundering- Safeguarding- Corporate Governance & Accountability

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 30th June 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted severely on charities and their ability to fundraise and continue with their work in the past year. This calls for charities to be more strategic in their marketing, large fundraisers are not permitted which opens the door to more online and social media-oriented events. Compliance, corporate governance and transparency are essential parts of running a successful charity and this conference will look at those vital functions as well as social media marketing, safeguarding policies and much more.

This is a unique virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

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This event will be of real interest to all Irish Charitable organisations, trustees, religious orders, consultants, regulatory bodies, legal consultants, government bodies and semi-state agencies.

Full Day Programme 

Opening Remarks & Conference Chair
Creating an effective fundraising strategy in a pandemic

Speaker: Mandy Johnston Director of Blue Yard Ltd

  • Case studies – How others have successfully raised funds through the covid-19 pandemic
Guidance on Anti- Money Laundering and counter Terrorist financing for Charities

Speaker: Paul Foley Owner, Paul Foley Law 

  • How are charities exposed to money laundering and counter terrorist financing?
  • Steps charities can take to protect themselves.
  • What are the indicators that something is wrong?
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children in Charities- The Essentials

Speaker: John O Connor, O Connor Solicitors

  • What is safeguarding and what legal responsibilities do you have?
  • Safe recruiting and screening of potential employees
  • Implementing safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Responding to safeguarding concerns in the correct manner
Charities Regulatory Authority

Speaker: Catriona Hogan, Charities Consultant at Catriona Hogan Consulting

  • Charitable purposes
  • Register of Charitable Organisations
  • Operational Accountability of Charities – Investigation of Charity Affairs
Compliance, Corporate Governance & Accountability

Speaker: Andrew Madden Learning & Development Manager Carmichael Ireland

  • Operational Accountability – Board compliance and essentials in corporate governance for charities
  • Governance and Management: For Charitable Companies, unincorporated Associations, Charitable Trusts
  • Accountability and Transparency
Data Protection and GDPR, ensuring compliance with the regulations

Speaker: Lucy Dwyer Barrister at Law at The Law Library

  • Some basics of Governance – things you should have in place…
  • DPO’s- role and responsibilities
  • Direct marketing and fundraising for Charities – common pitfalls and issues
  • Charities and Data sharing (in particular with Public Sector bodies/ Govt departments)
  • Understanding the types of personal data, you are processing as a charity – Data Retention for Charities – what should you be considering
  • Subject Access Requests and charities
  • Data Breaches and Charities – how they can happen, what they can lead to
  • The DPC’s Guidance to Charities
Financial Management and Reporting for charities

Speaker: Andrea Shupinski FCA, Chartered Accountant Consultant Finance Director Governance and Training Specialist  

  • Financial reporting essentials
  • Your guide to SORPs
  • Working with trustees
  • Preparing for annual reports
  • Charity tax updates

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award



Early Bird Rate – €395+vat per person

Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.

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