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Thoughts from NGO networkers; working together to end world poverty.

On this blog, we post regular thoughts and opinions, based on our experiences as staff of Dóchas. We want to use this blog to start discussions on topics, and the views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily of Dóchas or its member organisations.








Irish and Global Independent Philanthropy in the Midst of COVID-19

author: 
comms
24 april 2020

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Suzanne Keatinge and Nicola Brennan at the update event

"A Better World" - One Year on

author: 
comms
17 february 2020

Dóchas members gathered in the historic House of Lords Room of Bank of Ireland on College Green on Friday 24 January 2020 to hear an update on “A Better World”, Ireland’s Policy for International Development. The policy was launched on 28 February... Read more

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Strategy Setting in a Disrupted World

author: 
comms
13 february 2020

There is a lot of talk about strategic planning these days across the development sector in Ireland, with several organisations engaged in strategy setting.  I have been involved in strategy and strategic thinking with many organisations so I thought... Read more

'There is significant room for growth, which is encouraging' - Richard Dixon reacts to 2into3’s Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report

author: 
comms
21 october 2019

For the last nine years, the consultancy firm 2 into 3 have published a review of fundraising trends in the Irish not for profit sector. It’s a great read – for those of you (all three of you, some would suggest) who share my obsession with charity a... Read more

The new European Parliament: What will it mean for International Development and Humanitarian Aid?

author: 
comms
23 september 2019

Author: Jasmine Wakeel, Campaigns Co-Ordinator, Ireland, The ONE Campaign As the European Parliament settles into a new term, it has already had considerable concerns to contend with – from debating polarising current issues to negotiating key legisl... Read more

Image of Third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security Document

This is Your NAP: Action and Accountability in Ireland’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

author: 
comms
25 june 2019

Author: Caitriona Dowd, Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Concern On 21 June, Ireland launched its Third National Action Plan (NAP) for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and Related Resolutions. The event at University College Cork brought together represe... Read more

Mike Shanley presenting at the Dóchas USAID event

USAID Strategies for Fundraising

author: 
comms
18 june 2019

Dóchas members welcomed Mike Shanley, from Konektid International, for a seminar on USAID funding strategies on 4 June. Mike is CEO of Konektid, a US-based consulting firm that advises on entering and growing within the USAID funding market and suppo... Read more