Tagged with: Finance Ireland Research / statistics Howard Lake | 20 October 2016 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 48 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Goal voluntary income shows big increase in 2014 47 total views, 1 views today Irish development charity Goal, which is embroiled in controversy over its financial support from the US and Irish governments, saw its voluntary income increase in 2014 by 23% to €5.4 million, according to its latest accounts.Goal’s total income stood at €127 million in 2014, with significant support from governments and the EU. Income has nearly doubled in a few years as the charity has expanded its services throughout the world and, in particular, in Syria.Bequest and trust income was also boosted significantly in 2014, rising to €1.6 million. The fundraising highlights for the charity were over €600,000 raised through direct marketing, community events and a strong corporate appeal to Ireland’s Top 50 companies in response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa.The charity’s traditional events, GOAL Mile and GOAL Jersey Day raised €182,000 and €178,000 respectively. GOAL USA Gala Ball also raised $100,000 (€87,000) but the charity recently announced that the US office is closing. Goal’s chief executive in Ireland has also stepped down.Goal’s fundraising income has declined in real terms and as a percentage of overall income over the years. In 2010 voluntary income was €13,073,875 when total income was around €75 million.