Insight and latest updates from our team

Spammers Target NI Charities

By NICVA 14 Nov 2018 Ian Kelly

N.I. Charities and public bodies are being impersonated in order to spread Malware, along with other email extortion tactics in a recent twist to email spam.

Compliance actions for failed accounts consultation - NICVA's position

By NICVA 13 Nov 2018 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission is proposing to change the ‘up-to-date' status display information in relation to the annual reporting information on a charity’s entry on the charity register.

EU Settlement Scheme Explainer

By NICVA 13 Nov 2018 Siobhan McAlister

In July 2018 the UK Home Office published guidance on a new EU citizen settlement scheme in which all EU citizens in the UK would need to apply for to secure the right to stay in the UK after Brexit.

NICVA response to FR consultation on Fundraising Code

By NICVA 13 Nov 2018 Sandra Bailie

The Fundraising Regulator is consulting on changes to The Code fo Fundraising Practice until 16 November. The intention is to make The Code more accessible, clearer and easier to use.  

Celebrating trusteeship

By NICVA 12 Nov 2018 Denise Copeland

Trustees’ Week 2018 takes place during 12-16 November to celebrate the great work that trustees contribute to charities.  It is also an opportunity for charities to think about how they could attract new people onto their Boards. 

NICVA response to Charity Commission's strategic plan

By NICVA 9 Nov 2018 Denise Copeland

The Commission is developing a new strategic plan to guide its work from 2019-2022.  It's consultation is open until 5pm on Monday 12 November 2018.  

How good is your governance?

By NICVA 7 Nov 2018 Denise Copeland

This is a question that trustees should be considering as part of their role on the board.  

Raising funds through Legacies

By NICVA 5 Nov 2018 Sandra Bailie

As one of our series of guest blogs we asked Eimear McCooey, chair of Will to Give, to tell us about raising funds through legacies and promoting leaving a charitable gift in your will.

#Budget18 at a glance...

By NICVA 29 Oct 2018 Philip Mynes

Today (Monday 29 October), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, delivered what is expected to be the last budget before the UK’s Exit from the EU in March 2019.

Share your photos on #NICVA80

By NICVA 23 Oct 2018

We're looking for your help to build a snapshot of voluntary action, community development and charity work in 2018.

Help with the charity annual monitoring return

By NICVA 18 Oct 2018 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on how to complete the annual monitoring return with helpful screenshots of the online return.  

NICVA Conversation Zone at UUP Conference 2018

By NICVA 18 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's Conversation Zone will be returning on Saturday 20th October for the UUP Conference at the Armagh City Hotel.

Join our Public Affairs Forum!

By NICVA 18 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

We are re-launching our Public Affairs forum (previously Policy and Lobbying Forum) and are inviting new members to join!

#NICVAPeople - a minute with Bob Harper

By NICVA 16 Oct 2018

The third #NICVAPeople interview is with Bob Harper.

From formation to war: NICVA's first two years

By NICVA 11 Oct 2018 Neil Wilson

The NICVA story started in the boardroom of the recently built Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast, on 5 July 1938.

Free Fundraising Advice Clinics Across NI

By NICVA 8 Oct 2018 Lynn Kennedy

Thanks to the generosity of Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, NICVA’s free fundraising advice clinics are going “on the road”.  

How will Brexit impact the ethnic minority sector?

By NICVA 5 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On Tuesday 2nd October, NICVA held our ninth roundtable in the Brexit series with the focus of this session on how Brexit will impact the ethnic minority sector in Northern Ireland.

First NICVA online learner receives his ILM certificate

By NICVA 4 Oct 2018 Sandra Bailie

We are delighted that Patrick Anderson, Training and Education Officer with AWARE has been awarded his well deserved ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management. Well done Patrick!

The Fundraising Regulator wants to hear your views

By NICVA 4 Oct 2018 Sandra Bailie

The Fundraising Regulator (FR) held a information and consultation event in NICVA to talk about the changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice and to hear the views of voluntary and community organisations in NI.

Latest Brexit Updates: Salzburg, Party Conferences and Mounting Challenges

By NICVA 2 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

As we move into autumn, Brexit and the negotiations continue to dominate the political landscape.

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