Not for profit: Finding the way forward for voluntary sector

31st May, 2015
Representatives from 200 Irish charities gathered at Croke Park on 14 May for a national conference for the non-profit sector. From left: Deirdre Garvey, chief executive, The Wheel; Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, chief executive, Charities Regulatory Authority; Barry Dempsey, chief executive, Irish Heart Foundation; Richard Dixon, director of public affairs, Concern Worldwide; and Kathleen O’Meara, head of advocacy and communications at the Irish Cancer Society

The not-for-profit sector in Ireland is at a crossroads, faced with major changes in the areas of regulation and funding that could fundamentally affect how the sector fulfils its roles.

Over two thirds (72 per cent) of charities have reported increasing demand for their services despite the economic recovery, according to a new survey of 262 charities conducted by The Wheel, Ireland’s representative and support organisation for charities.

The survey conducted earlier this month also...

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