We want to fill Dublin with fundraisers who are ready to challenge their thinking, and invent new solutions to the challenges our sector faces. Who are willing to ask questions, speak out, and demand we think differently. We want to meet fundraisers who believe we have the power to change the world — and who aren’t afraid to break with convention to do it.
Sound like you? Then join us in the heart of Dublin on 12 and 13 July 2018.
Ask Direct Summer School is the place for fundraisers who believe the world needs to change — and who want to inspire supporters to change it with us.
Because we want to see that political prisoner freed and that tyrannous regime overthrown. We want to help develop that breakthrough cancer treatment. And we want to inspire governments to bring in policies that make our communities safer, happier, and healthier.
We’re fundraisers because we’re rebels with a cause. If you are too, then it’s time to join us.
This is small, intimate conference. Places are strictly limited, so unless you want to be disappointed, book now!
If you want to challenge your thinking, and the thinking of others, to make our industry the best it can possibly be, book now.
We’ll see you at Trinity College on 12 and 13 July 2018.
Over two days in Dublin, the brightest brains in fundraising will be asking you to think differently, question your pre-conceptions, and work together to celebrate the best of our industry — and to meet its challenges head on. They’re coming from all over the world to meet you. Will you be here to meet them?
We can think of heaps of reasons why you’d want to attend Summer School. Not least because in this great big gathering of fine fundraising minds, we can really start to ask the great big questions about what our industry must do to be better, brighter and ready to change the world.
But don't take our word for it. Have a look at what some of last year’s attendees have to say.
A place where fundraisers can come together.
A space where you can hear from some of our sector’s leading thinkers, writers, designers and planners, and share your own thoughts with them.
A time to be reminded why it is we do what we do — and how we can work together to make our industry even better.
And if you need another reason to attend, then did we mention the legendary Thursday night party? After all, Dublin does have a certain reputation to live up to…
It’s only right that we’re gathering together in one of Europe’s greatest universities: Trinity College.
Situated slap bang in the heart of Dublin, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of rebellious intellects Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Anne Enright and Mary Robinson.
It’s easy to find, accessible from the major train stations and the airport, and there are plenty of places to stay nearby.
We’ll provide more information about transport links, hotels and hostels nearer the time.