Jean O’Brien – Founder

Jean is a digital industry veteran with over 20 years of experience working with the web in digital communications and design.  She has over a decade of full time experience working as a digital specialist in Irish charities including Barnardos and Oxfam Ireland, and now works as a digital consultant.

In these roles she has built and project managed websites, developed digital strategies, planned and delivered content for online fundraising and advocacy campaigns, and worked on the development of internal processes.

She is passionate about collaborative working and peer learning, and has participated in specialised peer training in ecampaigning and digital leadership in the UK, yearly since 2009. Jean set up the Irish Charity Web group in 2011 to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between Irish charities, and founded Digital Charity Lab (formerly Irish Charity Lab) in 2014.


Digital Experts

Digital Charity Lab has brought world-class digital expertise to the charity sector in Ireland through training events, and internationally through our online resources.

Expert Expertise brought to the Charity Lab community Website
Adrian O’Flynn



Adrian is one of the most effective and innovative digital fundraisers working today

Facebook fundraising, Facebook Ads, digital fundraising, email marketing
Dave Walker



Former Head of Conversions for Paddy Power, Dave is the founder of the performance based marketing agency Segmatic

Online advertising, ppc
Amelia Showalter



Former Director of Analytics with the 2012 Obama campaign, founder of Pantheon Analytics

Digital acquisition, political campaigning Pantheon Analytics
Duane Raymond



Founder of the ECF community and conference, director of FairSay digital consultancy

Online campaigning,  community building
Glyn Thomas



Digital strategy expert, developer

Digital acquisition, digital fundraising, email marketing
Rhiannan Sullivan



Vice President at Care2

Supporter acquisition, fundraising through campaigning, email marketing
Joanne Warner



Former director at Care2

Supporter acquisition, fundraising through campaigning, email marketing Joanne’s LinkedIn
Evelyn Wolf



Inbound marketing expert

Inbound marketing Evelyn’s LinkedIn
Fiach Cooling



SEO and video specialist

Search engine optimisation
Eugene Flynn


Founder of 54 Degrees

Website optimisation and UX 54 Degrees
Simon Scriver


Fundraising expert

Donor care