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Here Comes the Summer School!

Rated 8.8/10 by last year's delegates!

After a wildly successful debut event last year, the Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School is back.

Widely regarded as one of the best fundraising conferences of 2016, this year’s Fundraising Summer School will have more sessions, more speakers and more time to learn, debate, discuss, argue and mingle with some of the best brains in fundraising from across the world.

So if you want to be at the forefront of fundraising thinking, if you want to learn the latest ways to inspire and delight your donors and if you want the chance to learn from the leading lights of global fundraising, then Dublin is the place to be in August.

This is small, intimate conference. Places are strictly limited, so unless you want to be disappointed, book now!

Trinity College Dublin - 24th & 25th August 2017

Meet our world class speakers...

Why Attend

If you want to help shape the future of fundraising, not simply hear about it, then this is the event for you.

We have enlisted the help of some of the brightest lights and best brains in fundraising. Over two days we’ll thrash it out, asking the hard questions and coming up with the answers.

Some of these amazing speakers are travelling from as far away as Canada and California to share their expertise. Some have never presented in Ireland before.

All you need to bring is a passion for fundraising and a desire to be the best and leave the rest to us.

Whether you’re a CEO or just starting out in your career this promises to be a game-changing event that you can’t afford to miss.

So if you’re hungry for success you need to be there. Places are limited, your potential isn’t.

See some of the incredible things people said about last years event!

Mark Phillips

“One of the most exciting fundraising conferences I’ve ever attended"

Tom Ahern

“I've never attended a more loving, passionate or pissed-off professional gathering.”


“One of 2016’s best world-class fundraising conferences”

Getting here ... it's so easy

Trinity College Dublin sits on a historic site in the heart of the city. The college which was established in 1592 is home to the world famous Book of Kells.

Everyday thousands of students and visitors flood through Trinity’s famous archway.

And because of its city centre location Trinity is really easy to get to.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles you can find all the info below.

Dublin Bus - Plenty of buses stop near Trinity. You can find more details here on the Dublin Bus website. Grab a seat upstairs if you can and take in some of the city’s sites on your journey!

From Busaras - You could stroll (15-20 mins) or take the 128 Dublin Bus from the Connolly Luas stop to Nassau Street.

By Luas - Both the Stephen’s Green Stop on the Green Line and the Abbey Street Stop on the Red Line are within easy (5-7 min) walking distance.

From the Airport - Numerous buses run from the airport to the City Centre. The best stops to get off at are O'Connell or right on College Green.

Alternatively you could treat yourself and get a taxi right to the door for €25-€30.

Programme Highlights

Matthew Sherrington

Let your supporters be Super-heroes.

Damian O’Broin & Mark Phillips

All About Mid Value Donors.

Tom Ahern & John Lepp

Operation COLESLAW.

Beate Sørum

DIY Digital Strategy.

Sofie Redzematovic

Why data is the foundation for a loving relationship.