Introducing... Fundraising School for All Seasons!

Here at Ask Direct, school is never out!

We know that learning happens year round. Being the best is about always looking for new opportunities to learn, grow, and be inspired.

That’s why in 2019, Ask Direct is offering the most ambitious fundraisers a number of exciting and diverse events that will appeal to you whether you’re new to the sector, or a seasoned professional.

World-renowned marketers will be joining forces with our in-house experts to challenge you and give you invaluable insight to supercharge your fundraising in 2019.

Here’s what one delegate had to say about our Fundraising Summer School…

“Thank you for putting on a conference that encourages standing out and making a difference, that re-ignites the creativity that can be lost when sat in an office 40 hours a week, and makes us proud to do a job that impacts positively. Thank you for encouraging us to dream bigger.”

Let us help you dream bigger and go further in your fundraising in 2019.



Event 1: Bernie, Beto & Together for Yes

What can charities learn from big digital movements?

A digital fundraising and mobilisation workshop with Paul de Gregorio and Damian O’Broin

22 January 2019, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Dublin City Centre (Venue TBC)

Tickets €65. Click here to book.


About the speakers:

Damian O'Broin leads Ask Direct, a fundraising and direct marketing agency based in Dublin. He helps charities understand, inspire and connect with their donors so that they can raise more money to do more great work. He’s passionate about doing fundraising better, and treating donors better, all with the goal of making the world better. He's been an activist and campaigner for (cough) decades. He was Deputy President of the Union of Students in Ireland when it was at the forefront of pro-choice campaigning in Ireland. He is a former Chair of Friends of the Earth Ireland and is still an active member of the Labour Party. He was a member of the Fundraising Strategy Group for Together for Yes and jointly led the fundraising for the Campaign to Re-Elect Michael D. Higgins. 

Paul de Gregorio is the founder of Rally and a leading digital engagement & mobilisation strategist. Paul has worked with charities and membership organisations all over the world, including (but not limited to), Cancer Research UK, American Civil Liberties Union, Humane Society of the United States, Amnesty International, Terrence Higgins Trust, Oxfam, Greenpeace, The Labour Party, UNICEF UK, Save the Children, WWF and Friends of the Earth - to deliver fundraising and campaigning activity that engages the public and inspires them to take action.

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