O'Kennedy Consulting

Motto O'Kennedy Consulting

Launch of Charity Careers Ireland

Mary O’Kennedy and Bruce Tait have together launched the new recruitment company Charity Careers...

"O' Kennedy Consulting worked with us in creating a fundraising strategy for our major redevelopment of The Model Arts and Niland Gallery. We were most grateful for their support which was crucial for our approaches to both private and corporate donors" Caroline Clancy, Project Manager, The Model Arts and Niland Gallery


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About Us

O'Kennedy Consulting was set up in 2002 in response to an ever increasing need in the Irish market for expert advice and guidance on fundraising and communications issues in the non-for-profit sector. Today O’Kennedy Consulting advises organisations throughout Ireland and UK, whilst our strategic influence reaches across Europe.

Whether you are a charity, a corporate or an individual, we will work closely with you, bringing our skills, experience and techniques into play in order to identify key issues, address any challenges and help you implement a solution that is appropriate to your particular needs and circumstances.

The team is headed by Mary O' Kennedy who has over 12 years' experience of both fundraising for and consulting to, the not-for-profit sector. Mary and her team offer a hands-on approach and have combined experience of over 20 years in fundraising management and consultancy.

We are also able to draw on the perspective and experience of our Irish, UK and European associates who specialise in various areas of fundraising, as well as a broad network of consultants through EU Consult, the European Association of Consultants to and about the Not-For-Profit Sector.

At O' Kennedy Consulting we advise clients across the following sectors:

Not-for-profit organisations - we work with charities that wish to develop their fundraising, formulate a long term strategy and attract philanthropic support.

Businesses - we work with corporate organisations to create and deliver bespoke Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies and on-going policies for aligning a charitable benefit with a business goal. We also provide a service of evaluating the on-going impact of a corporate giving policy allowing a business to measure its success in the same way they measure other indicators of business performance.

Individual and Family Portfolios, & Foundations - we work with families and individuals to advise on their philanthropic priorities and collate a suitable portfolio of charitable partners, while managing and evaluating the progressive relationship with the charity beneficiaries.