Philanthropy

What is the connection to philanthropy?

CPD-Philanthropy stands for 'giving through learning'. We heavily discount our educational consultancy fees on the premise that professionals, in conjunction with their firms, contribute to charities of their choice.

Who benefits?

  1. Charitable causes.
  2. 95 % of CPD-Philanthropy participants (2015) surveyed rated the impact that CPD-Philanthropy has on their personal attitude to attending CPD and well-being, positively. 
  3. 90 % of CPD-Philanthropy participants (2015) surveyed rated the effectiveness of the contribution that CPD-Philanthropy makes to their organisation's Social Responsibility, positively. 
  4. SMEs CSR.

How can CPD-Philanthropy assist?

CPD-Philanthropy as a mechanism creates a positive correlation in two ways. Firstly, by providing Continuing Professional Development CPD and secondly, by supporting our attendees and their Firms' Social Responsibility. Philanthropic-giving and professional-development are in-situ

We encourage this by offering excellence in Continuing Professional Development  CPD, Training and Consultancy at philanthropist discount rates while recommending that participants donate the discount directly to their charity of choice.  

The CPD-Philanthropy model was developed in 2014 by Armin Krautgasser as part of an MBA initiative with  the Open University Business School.

Are there additional Tax incentives?

Under Section 848A of the Consolidation Act 1997, The Irish Revenue provides Tax Reliefs either to the registered charity receiving a donation that exceeds € 250.00 grossed up at 31% or relief to the company at corporation tax rate 12.5%.

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Testimonials:

I would recommend CPD-Philanthropy on their attitude to social responsibility.  A great idea.” MR FINBARR PHELAN (2018) NIALL J. WALSH & CO. SOLICITORS

“Social responsibility is a very important issue for our firm. We act for a number of charitable institutions, religious and educational bodies. We make substantial contributions to a number of charities throughout the year. CPD on a genuine learning basis rather than just ‘points collection’ is also very important for us. It is ideal to be able to combine these important objectivesMR JEROME MAUME (2018) O'FLYNN EXHAMS SOLICITORS

 “The charitable element is an excellent idea.” MS TARA O’CONNOR (2018) NOONAN LINEHAN CARROLL COFFEY SOLICITORS

“CPD-Philanthropy provides an excellent balance of altruism, convenience and high standard of content/delivery. MR MARK RONAYNE (2018) DAVID R. FOWLER SOLICITORS

“Charitable element is very desirable and a factor in CPD selection going forward.” MR GERALD MEANEY (2018) GERALD MEANEY SOLICITORS

“Wonderful initiative & service.” MS SIOBHAN BUCKLEY (2018) HOGAN DOWLING MCNAMARA SOLICITORS

“ The charitable element adds to the winning synergy of the event. MR ENDA O’TOOLE (2018) MALLIN O’TOOLE LAW FIRM 

“I am glad that charities are benefiting.” MR PAUL MCKNIGHT (2018) FELTON MCKNIGHT SOLICITORS 

Great idea.” MR PÁDRAIG MULLINS (2018) GAFFNEY HALLIGAN & CO. SOLICITORS 

“It all makes sense and works as package for me:” MS VIVIENNE KANE (2018) FANNING & KELLY SOLICITORS

“I made a donation of €300.00 to doctors without borders working in Sudan. I am now more aware of the conflict there as a result of your CPD courses.”MS PATRICIA LEAHY (2018) E.A. BRENNAN SOLICITORS

“Well done CPD-Philanthropy for combining social responsibility with CPD.” MR PHILIP VINT (2018) PHILIP VINT & CO. SOLICITORS 

It is highly commendable that the CPD courses also benefit charities.” MS JIMELLE GALLAGHER (2018) CHIEF STATE SOLICITOR’S OFFICE

“Good to see Solicitors give back.” MS ELIZABTEH WARD (2018) ELIZABETH WARD & CO. SOLICITORS

“The charitable element to attending these lectures by CPD-Philanthropy is a great factor in choosing to do your courses coupled with a great variety of very relevant & topical subject matter” MS LORRAINE SCANLAN (2018) CARMODY MORAN SOLICITORS

“With the associated costs of CPD going to charities it has certainly had a positive impact on my own & employers attitude & social responsibility. MR JOHN MCSHANE (2018) MIDWEST CORPORATE SERVICES LTD 

“Good to make a difference.” MS SIOBHAN MCGOWAN (2018) ALASTAIR PURDY & CO SOLICITORS

“I will ensure payment is made to charity.” MR TOM HARDY (2018) HAMILL WALLACE & HARDY SOLICITORS 

“It is useful to bring a charitable element into the legal firm.” MR CILLIAN THORNTON (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 

“Great to think we are helping someone.” MS GERARDINE COSTELLO (2018) GERARDINE C. COSTELLO & ASSOCIATES

Good to balance professional requirements with charitable work.” MR FERGAL BOYLE (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 

“We will contribute to a charity following on this lecture.” MR THOMAS G. HARDY (2017) HAMILL WALLACE & HARDY SOLICITORS

“It was also nice to be able to choose which charity the donation was made to.” MS FIONA REYNOLDS (2017) MALCOLM LAW

It is a bonus to think that apart from the excellent nature of the e-Lecture, which benefits me professionally and in business, that I can also benefit charity.” MS FIONA MULHERN (2017) MULHERN & Co. SOLICITORS

 “The philanthropic element helps to make it a satisfying experience.” MR RONAN P. O’BRIEN (2017) TP ROBINSON SOLICITORS

 “CPD-Philanthropy is an excellent, effective way for solicitors to fulfil their annual CPD requirement, whilst also satisfying our social responsibility duties. MS MARILYN MCNICHOLAS (2017) MARILYN MCNICHOLAS & Co. SOLICITORS 

"The concept is excellent and highly commendable."  MR PATRICK BUCKLEY (2017) PATRICK BUCKLEY & Co. SOLICITORS

“CPD courses can sometimes feel like a box ticking exercise, the addition of a charitable donation gives an extra dimension of having done something worthwhile outside of the immediate professional obligation context.” MS ANTONIA MELVIN (2017) O’CONNOR SOLICITORS

 “This is a very worthy initiative, which I was unaware of until this year. I congratulate all involved.” MR EDWARD J. O’BRIEN (2017) EDWARD O’BRIEN SOLICITORS

“Thank you for providing this opportunity.” MS MARY HAYES (2017) JOHN CASEY SOLICITORS

 “I am a sole practitioner, so it’s a convenient & socially responsible way of getting CPD done.” MR OISÍN O’NEILL (2017) O’NEILL MEDIA LAW

"CPD Philanthropy are an organisation who specialise in providing continuous professional development for legal practitioners in return for which the practitioners make donations to their local charities." UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK (2016)School of Law. Available at:  http://ulsites.ul.ie/law/eddie-keane-cpd-philanthropy (accessed 26 February 2017)

"Next year I keep this in mind and will avail of it again. The convenience and charitable element make it a very attractive option." MS AISLING MALONE (2016) HAYES SOLICITORS

"First time attendee - I like the opportunity to gain CPD points whilst contributing to worthwhile causes." MS WENDY DOYLE (2016) WENDY DOYLE SOLICITORS

"Very positive." MS BARBARA LYDON (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"Any opportunity to combine social responsibility is welcome and to be encouraged." MS MARY HAYES (2016) FENCHA PROPERTY SERVICES COMPANY

"Nice opportunity to help charitable organisations while also gaining CPD points." MR NIALL MORAN (2016) NIALL J MORAN SOLICITORS

"Delighted to have the opportunity of CPD with charitable contribution." MS SHEILA DILLON (2016) HAUGHTON MCCARROLL SOLICITORS

"A novel idea and very welcomed by this office." MS AISLING JORDAN (2016) JORDAN LAW SOLICITORS

"It's nice to couple the chore of CPDs with a charitable purpose." MR JOHN TARPEY (2016) ROUNDTREE TARPEY SOLICITORS

"It is a great idea to combine CPD with charitable objectives." MS ROISIN GALLOGLY (2016) O'HANRAHAN QUANEY SOLICITORS

"This is an opportunity to contribute while gaining valuable CPDs in return." MR ORODE MOSES OYIKI (2016) AARON SOLICITORS

"As I have said already I think this is a fantastic idea and makes CPD more palatable." MS EIBHLIN O'SULLIVAN (2016)EOS SOLICITORS

"Many thanks to those who reduced own fees to allow charitable donations." MS LIOSA O'SULLIVAN (2016) CAREY TOOLS LTD

"Combining teaching, self-development and philanthropy via the vehicle of continuous professional development not only creates a mutually beneficial outcome for professionals, educators and charities alike, but also creates a positive environment of giving through learning."MS MAJELLA TWOMEY BL (2015)

"This initiative is a really novel idea where two areas have been prioritised; high-class training from top experts, but also a social dividend in the form of a charitable contribution. The approach of combining innovative, cutting-edge professional development with a philanthropic philosophy offers a fresh and unrivalled learning experience. Coupled with the benefit of knowing you have made a meaningful contribution to your chosen charity, this is a ground-breaking model of continuing education."DR TADHG O’ MAHONY (2015)

“I am delighted to be part of this initiative because of its ability to combine CPD and philanthropy to the mutual benefit of the participants and the good causes it supports.” MR JACK TCHRAKIAN, BL (2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominated charities

Between December, 2015 and December, 2018 participating professionals in conjunction with their firms/companies pledged to support 138 different charitable organisations and causes.

1546 Solicitors registered their attendance at CPD-Philanthropy events and activities during this period.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that overwhelmingly donations exceed the CPD-Philanthropy discount or match the CPD-Philanthropy recommendation.* 

> 13 %

  • SVP - Society of St Vincent de Paul

> 8 %

  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • Simon Communities of Ireland

> 5 %

  • Irish Cancer Society

> 4 % 

  • FOCUS Ireland

> 3 %

  • Marymount University Hospital & Hospice
  • L'Arche Ireland
  • Galway Hospice
  • CMRF –  Children's Medical & Research Foundation

> 2 %

  • Cork Penny Dinners
  • Barnardos
  • Milford Care Centre
  • MS Ireland
  • COPE Foundation
  • Pieta House
  • CONCERN worldwide
  • Capuchin Day Centre
  • THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY of IRELAND

> 1.5 %

  • The Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Temple Street Children’s University Hospital FOUNDATION
  • LauraLynn Ireland's Children's Hospice
  • Irish Kidney Association
  • DogsTrust
  • Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services
  • Irish Guide Dogs for the blind
  • Wicklow Hospice Foundation
  • AWARE
  • Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation

> 1 %

  • IMNDA - Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • ARC Cancer Support
  • DSPCA: The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • THE JACK & JILL Children’s Foundation
  • CF Ireland
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • GOAL global

> 0.75 %

  • CROÍ, The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
  • MQI Merchants Quay Ireland
  • Irish Heart Foundation
  • Sightsavers
  • THE down syndrome CENTRE
  • St Francis Hospice Dublin
  • North West Hospice
  • SNOW LEOPARD TRUST
  • Curlew Trust
  • Mustard Seed Communities
  • ISPCC Childline Service
  • Habitat for Humanity Ireland
  • GORT COMMUNITY SCHOOL
  • THE DONKEY SANCTUARY
  • BREAST CANCER IRELAND

> 0.5%

  • UNICEF IRELAND
  • St Gabriel's School & Centre
  • SAMARITANS
  • Autism Ireland
  • IHWT Irish Horse Welfare Trust
  • IrishRedCross
  • Bóthar
  • RNLI – Lifeboats
  • DEBRA Ireland
  • St. Patrick's Missionary Society
  • Saint John of God Foundation
  • AQUIRED BRAIN INJURY Ireland

> 0.25%

  • Spinal Injuries Ireland
  • SAOIRSE WOMENS REFUGE
  • NCBI - Working for People with Sight Loss
  • Lakers - Meeting Special Needs
  • SCOUTING IRELAND
  • Threshold National Housing Charity
  • Down Syndrome Ireland
  • The Rotunda Foundation
  • Don Bosco Care
  • The Mater Foundation
  • SOUTH TIPPERARY HOSPICE MOVEMENT
  • enable Ireland
  • flac
  • Womens Aid Dundalk
  • Age Action Ireland
  • Solicitors’ Benevolent Association
  • St Hilda's Services
  • Soilse - Addiction Rehabilitation
  • BRAY WOMEN's REFUGE
  • Friends of the Elderly Ireland
  • DOGS FOR THE DISABLED
  • Gort Cancer Support
  • Movember Foundation Ireland
  • NOVAS
  • SOS - Suicide or Survive
  • Christian Aid
  • Old Friend - Senior Dog Sanctuary
  • Galway Lions Club
  • BARRETSTOWN Children's Charity
  • SHALOM - Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation - SCCRR
  • Hand in Hand - Children's Cancer Charity
  • BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND
  • ACN IRELAND 
  • IRISH WATER SAFETY
  • AnamCara - Supporting Parents After Bereavement
  • Operation Smile Ireland
  • Midleton FRC
  • Cancer Connect
  • epilepsy Ireland
  • GALWAY AUTISM PARTNERSHIP
  • Phibsboro Cat Rescue
  • Droihead Arts Centre
  • W.H. (Wicklow Homeless) Five Loaves
  • ECKANKAR in Ireland
  • Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust
  • suas
  • Cliona's FOUNDATION
  • OXFAM Ireland
  • DUBLIN & WICKLOW MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
  • Juniper Tree Autism Services
  • CARLOW KILKENNY HOME CARE TEAM
  • CLONDALKIN ANIMAL AID
  • The Village Counselling Service
  • St Agnes Day Centre Comfort Fund
  • SAINT ULTANS
  • Saplings - Educating for life
  • St. Vincent's Hospital Athy
  • Marie Keating Foundation
  • White Ribbon Ireland
  • St Martin's Apostolate
  • MayoRoscommon Hospice Foundation
  • The Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care
  • RAPE CRISIS NETWORK IRELAND
  • Shine

* The % values provided are not intended to be indicative of monetary values. They derive from the number of times a particular charity was named between December, 2015 and December, 2018 and the number of professional​s​/firms ​pledging support for​ a particular charity as part of the booking process with CPD-Philanthropy. Many charities have been named multiple times​, ​on an annual basis​, by the same and/or different professionals/firms​.

The amount donated depends on: 1) the number of CPD hours and the frequency of attendance by a Solicitor/Firm determine the discount given by CPD-Philanthropy 2) the amount that is 'actually donated' as opposed to 'recommended' by CPD-Philanthropy. 

Donations are voluntary, separate and distinct from CPD-Philanthropy and based on good faith. CPD-Philanthropy does not administer donations. We recognice that donations may be higher or lower than the CPD-Philanthropy discount. For practical reasons we accept the possibility that a minority may not donate. Anecdotal evidence, however, suggests that overwhelmingly donations exceed the CPD-Philanthropy discount or match the CPD-Philanthropy recommendation.