For Purpose – Social Impact graduate programme.

For Purpose was established to provide a cohesive and unified graduate programme for the nonprofit sector in Ireland in order to attract, mentor and develop the future leaders of the sector. The programme connects nonprofit and charity organisations with talented graduates who are searching for purpose in their careers and the chance to make an impact on civil society.

For Purpose offers graduate positions across a range of careers paths, from fundraising and communications to housing development, finance and more.

Have a look below at our team, mentors, and advisory panel to find out more about us!


Expert mentors with a depth of experience in their careers and in the nonprofit sector provide one-to-one mentoring sessions to graduate trainees on the For Purpose programme.

Michelle Reynolds
Michelle Reynolds

Michelle is an experienced nonprofit professional, recognised for her leadership approach grounded in empathy, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Jane Trenaman
Jane Trenaman Salesforce For Purpose Mentor

Jane is a nonprofit strategic advisor, with years of experience in fundraising, marketing and research in the nonprofit sector.

Emma Morgan
Emma Morgan For Purpose Mentor

Emma Morgan has worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years. She has a background specialising in fundraising development and organisational strategy.

Fiona Barry
Fiona Barry Mentor For Purpose Graduate Programme

Fiona is a Strategic Manager with 30 years experience in Community and Voluntary Sector, offering consultancy, facilitation and training services to the social care sector.

Annalisa O’Carroll

Annalisa is an executive coach and business consultant, delivering high value education, support and strategic planning programmes.

Neil Bolton

Neil has over 20 years’ experience in social housing, gained in both the UK and Ireland.

Advisory Panel

For Purpose is guided by an advisory panel comprised of nonprofit leaders, HR experts and former graduate trainees. The advisory panel was established to ensure that For Purpose is relevant to the needs of both the nonprofit sector and graduates and also to determine the programmes vision and aims.

Elizabeth Bolger

Elizabeth is the Director of Programmes with The Wheel. Elizabeth brings a valuable insight into the nonprofit sector’s requirements for graduates.

Philip Regan

Philip is an associate of 2into3. He also consults with nonprofit organisations on their HR strategies. Philip provides a wealth of experience in HR to the panel.

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy Bord Bia Organisation & Industry Talent Development Director

Michael is the CEO of Board Bia – The Irish Food Board. Michael has over 20 years’ experience in Board Bia within a range of roles, from European Director to Director of Markets.