Research

Research

As part of our commitment to growing philanthropy in Ireland we often publish research on different aspects of Irish philanthropy and strategic giving. Similarly we often release reports that aim to inform and build the capacity of the community and voluntary sector in Ireland. All of our research reports are available to download from the links below.

2017 National Survey on Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland (PDF 29MB)
2017 National Survey on Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland (PDF 29MB)

We are delighted to present the 3rd edition of the National Survey on Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland. Please download the report here. Please note it is a large file and may take a few minutes to download.

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National Survey on Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland (PDF_25.2MB)
National Survey on Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland (PDF_25.2MB)

We are delighted to present the 2nd edition of the National Survey on Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations in Ireland. The first was presented through The Wheel in 2008 and is available on The Wheel website.

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Entrepreneur’s Report (PDF_1.86MB)
Entrepreneur’s Report (PDF_1.86MB)
Giving and Gaining – How Entrepreneurs view Philanthropy in Ireland

We are aware of the particular impact that successful entrepreneurs are having on the world of philanthropy today and we were interested to explore philanthropic giving by Irish entrepreneurs in the light of significant entrepreneurial success in Ireland in the last 15 years. Through the support of AIB Private Banking, we commissioned Sia Group to undertake a study of entrepreneurs.

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Realising the Power and Potential of Charitable Bequests in Developing Irish Philanthropy - (PDF_945KB)
Realising the Power and Potential of Charitable Bequests in Developing Irish Philanthropy - (PDF_945KB)

We launched a body of research on legacies and charitable giving in April 2010. Key findings concluded that total charitable bequests are estimated at €26 million, less than 5% of charities income comes from a bequest, one in ten people (or more depending on year) making a will, leaves a charitable bequest. And women are one and half times more likely than men to leave a portion of the estate to charity.

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Philanthropy, The View of those who Advise the Rich (PDF_452KB)
Philanthropy, The View of those who Advise the Rich (PDF_452KB)

In August 2008 we launched Philanthropy, The Views of Those Who Advise the Rich. This was Irelands first ever detailed philanthropy research with professional advisers.

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Philanthropy Report (PDF_1.19MB)
Philanthropy Report (PDF_1.19MB)

In 2013 we prepared a guidance report to assist families and individuals, those who are already involved in philanthropy or are interested in getting started. It is also intended that this guidance will be a useful resource for professional advisers who have such an important role to play in supporting their clients along their chosen philanthropic path.

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