We have just added 704 additional nonprofits to the Benefacts Database of Irish Nonprofits, which increases the number of Irish nonprofits you can find here from 18,586 up to 19,290.
Now included in the database are:
- 24 higher education institutions,
- 55 trades unions or employer associations,
- 43 friendly societies, and
- 582 miscellaneous other industrial and provident societies that fall within our definition of a civil society organisation.
Our thanks to the Registrar of Friendly Societies and the Librarian of the Houses of the Oireachtas for their help in getting a lot of this data online for the first time!
Benefacts Open Datasets
As well as adding new organisations to the scope of the database, we’ve released an open dataset about all of the nonprofits in the Benefacts Database of Irish Nonprofits. We’ll be keeping this live which means it will get updated every day as we feed fresh data that we in turn acquire from 8 public sources.
The data is provided in “open” formats – this means that it can be universally and readily accessed and downloaded, and is also machine-readable. Benefacts Open Datasets can now be downloaded here, and we also publish daily updated files to the Government’s Open Data portal.
Benefacts.ie is now 6 months live
Since going live in May 2016, more than 25,000 unique visitors have accessed our site for data about Irish nonprofits. We’re marking the anniversary with some design and content updates to the website.
Tell us what you think
We’ve updated the homepage to make it more user-friendly and we have further developments to the website planned in coming months – watch this space!
We are always interested in your thoughts about our website please tell us what you think of what you’ve seen so far and also stay tuned as we are rolling out a user survey next week.