14/09/2018

New Service To Promote Philanthropy Across NI Launched

A new, independent service has been launched by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland to promote, profile and grow philanthropy across the country.

The initiative will see the Foundation take ownership of the work previously undertaken by Giving NI. A centre of expertise will be created for the promotion and practice of giving, while the service will also ensure that people and organisations have access to independent advice, good guidance and options around flexible ways to give.

Overall, the Foundation expects to encourage more funding into the sector and will also convene networks and forums for peer learning and conduct further research into strategic giving in NI.
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Community Foundation Chair, Maeve Monaghan, said: "We know that there is room for growth in strategic giving in Northern Ireland and as a local Community Foundation we are well placed to lead and facilitate this.

"Working closely with partners such as professional advisors, sister organisations and government, the new donor service division will encourage and advocate for a better environment and appetite to support strategic giving in our mixed economy."

Gary Mills, Chair of Giving NI, said: "The Community Foundation has a long track record of encouraging generosity in NI and the Board of Giving NI are pleased that our concept and work will live on and thrive under the umbrella of the Foundation."

(LM/CM)

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