Fundraising Ireland’s National Fundraising Conference 2012

Inspired by Howard Lake‘s usual collection of resources from UK fundraising events I decided here would be a good place to collect useful and interesting tweets, links, resources, etc. from Fundraising Ireland’s National Fundraising Conference on 20th & 21st March 2012.

The hashtag for the conference is #finfc12 – follow live updates here.

Here are the Twitter pages of the Masterclass speakers:
Mike Johnston – @hjcnewmedia
Beate Sørum – @beatesorum
Damian O’Broin – @damianobroin
Aline Reed – @alinereed
Margaux Smith – @margauxs

And the rest of the speakers:
Tobin Aldrich – @tobinaldrich
Patrick Boggan –
Simon Burne –
Derval Costello –
Kevin Delaney – @kevmagic
Aíne Gibbons –
AJ Leon – @ajleon
Mark Pollock – @markpollock
Simon Scriver – @TotalFR
Chris Washington-Sare – @CWashingtonSare
And other people tweeting about the conference:

Here’s a selection of Tweets:

 the truth goes a long way. Tell it all – the good, the bad, the complete story -@evthewolf 

 ‘ Sometimes best to go low tech, voice 2 voice, in real time’s called the telephone ‘ 😉  – @patcarrolltouch 

How about writing a letter to people.. An actual letter.. Thats right.. A handwritten personal letter. Revolutionary.   – @neilirwin 

Never let your organisation get in the way of a great story –  – @damianobroin 


Very good point from Simon – flashy databases that aren’t properly used make sloppy communication easy   – @qaoileann

  direct debit date flexibility vital, we should be asking people when they get paid and set dd as close as possible – @ask_direct 

  being a donor can be a lonely experience without any sense of being part of a community – @ask_direct


85% of session attendees have recieved legacy gifts in their orgs but only 25% have an actual legacy programme!!  – @mylegacy_ie


Time and time again its the story making social media fundraising work. But social media that lets people hear it, see it, feel it. – @neilirwin 

Are geeks an untapped seam of fundraising gold?   – @neilirwin

Do u have control of who receives what-where? Dont lump the digital donor in with ur other donors.Identify why they donated & how! – @jennydouglas2

Digital fundraising not working because we are forgetting to prioritise, to ask, to analyse – – @OrlaithFoley

need to prompt people and give them reasons to share on social media.. Not just a little ‘f’ on your website – @neilirwin

3 second delay in loading a website will cause over 50% of consumers to click away – @timodea


Looking forward to in Dublin on weds , great bunch of speakers there. And me too, I’m afraid – @tobinaldrich


“finance + sales are the 2 most evil industries… But put them together +you get fundraising!” – Simon scriver   – @qaoileann 

Did my “do I have everything”-routine. Did not have everything. Returned for power adapter. Now en route to  again. – @BeateSorum

As an aside, amazed that so many people in the room never heard of Kickstarter. Or didn’t admit to it:)  – @qaoileann 

Between AJ Leon and Simon from , the geek chic quotient is high so far at  – @qaoileann

I’ll be following you from a grey-skied vantage point in Cork – @omaniblog

Speaker Presentations

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