Fundraising difficulties lead to redundancies at Amnesty International Ireland


first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 September 2010 | News Tagged with: Ireland Recruitment / people Fundraising difficulties lead to redundancies at Amnesty International Ireland  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amnesty International Ireland is cutting six staff positions after its fundraising dropped significantly over the last year, according to reports in the Irish Independent/Fundraising income has dropped in the last two years but the decrease had been most pronounced in the last year, with Amnesty predicting a bad year for 2010.Donations income fell almost 75% over the last two years according to the Sunday Tribune. In 2008, €374,000 was received in one-off donations, but this fell to €203,000 last year. Amnesty said it now expected to receive just half that amount in 2010.Other income has also fallen with direct mail appeal income cut in half from €420,000 to just €194,000 in 2009. Money raised through special events had also fallen by more than 50% to €185,000.Amnesty does not accept any government money so it in order to maintain its independence.The job cuts are said to include four full time and two part staff.In the last four years the Amnesty International Foundation in Ireland, an associated body of Amnesty, has received nearly €2 million in grants from Atlantic Philanthropies.www.amnesty.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img