|1 Apr 2022|
There is overwhelming desire for change in the charity sector among staff, volunteers, funders, the general public and beneficiaries. Before embarking on a journey of change, it is critical to know where you are starting from.
With the generous support and funding from The Ireland Funds, Charities Institute Ireland together with Amárach Research designed Charities 2037, a program of research with the aim of providing stakeholders with an opportunity to consider how the charity sector should evolve over the next two decades.
Amárach Research interviewed 25 key personnel in the area of charity leadership. They included experts on corporate and charity governance; the patrons of some of the largest charities in the country; chairs of charitable organisations; charity CEOs and senior executives; academics; leaders from the private sector; philanthropic organisations; public servants; media commentators, government policy advisors and public representatives. They provided insight, vision and passion. We are grateful to them for the time, commitment and investment in this project.
We are also grateful to all those who participated in the quantitative surveys – the public, the staff and volunteers. Their insights were invaluable to the research programme.
And finally, thanks to the authors of this report Michael McLoughlin and Claire O’Rourke from Amárach Research.
Lucy MastersonChief ExecutiveCharities Institute Ireland
To read the research click here.