Insight and latest updates from our team

We need to talk about death in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 15 Mar 2018 Andrea Thornbury

THE cost of a burial plot in Northern Ireland ranges from £261 to £3,116, an investigation into death and dying by Detail Data has found.

Guest Blog - Launch of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) in NI

By NICVA 14 Mar 2018 Guest Author

The third blog in a series by the Fundraising Regulator. In this one Daisy Houghton, Head of Secretariat & Corporate Services, gives us an update on the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) which launches in NI on 26 March 2018.

Data Protection Bill update

By NICVA 13 Mar 2018 Neil Wilson

The Data Protection Bill continues its slow journey through Parliament, edging ever closer to your ‘urgent’ list with each passing day. Today it reaches Committee stage in the House of Commons.

NIO announces 2018-19 Budget

By NICVA 9 Mar 2018 Philip Mynes

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP, yesterday announced the Northern Ireland budget for the 2018-19 financial year.

Data Protection - guidance and support

By NICVA 9 Mar 2018 Sandra Bailie

NICVA has been working closely with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to help inform the sector about and prepare the sector for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect from 25 May 2018.

Anniversary of Article 50 #5BrexitQs

By NICVA 6 Mar 2018 Siobhan McAlister

One year on, no clarity, no certainty and many questions... Will there be in a customs union? Where will the border be? Will the devolved governments lose powers? What will the impact on our health system be?    

Important Microsoft Donation Changes – 1 April 2018

By NICVA 2 Mar 2018 Ian Kelly

As of 1 April 2018 Microsoft will introduce changes to their non-profit donation programme which could possibly affect your IT budget, but it's not all bad news!

Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide

By NICVA 28 Feb 2018 Stephen Gray

Protect your organisation from the most common threats by following the National Cyber Security Centre's guide for small charities.

Featured Member: NI Rare Disease Partnership

By NICVA 27 Feb 2018 Neil Wilson

28 February is Rare Disease Day, a global event which aims to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on the lives of those who suffer from them.

Practical GDPR guidance from Fundraising Regulator and IOF

By NICVA 26 Feb 2018 Sandra Bailie

NICVA welcomes the joint guidance on GDPR released by Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator (FR) and reviewed and co-badged by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Update on the EU Withdrawal Bill

By NICVA 19 Feb 2018 Siobhan McAlister

After a tumultuous passage through the House of Commons, the EU Withdrawal Bill arrived at House of Lords on 18 January 2018 for the First Reading.

NICVA and TCI host seminar on improving public influence on planning issues

By NICVA 15 Feb 2018 Philip Mynes

People from a variety of sectors with an interest in planning last week discussed public influence on planning issues, in a seminar organised jointly by NICVA & The Consultation Institute.

Cross-border working is rewarding – when you know how

By NICVA 13 Feb 2018 Neil Wilson

A sell-out conference for charities working both North and South of the border heard from several speakers who outlined the specific challenges they faced and how they met them.

Good Governance and Charity reporting

By NICVA 12 Feb 2018 Denise Copeland

Almost 6,000 charities are now registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and as such, must adhere to the reporting requirements for all registered charities. 

Budget Deadline Day?

By NICVA 8 Feb 2018 Siobhan McAlister

Today, 8 February, was the day that David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, indicated that a budget needed to be in place for Northern Ireland.

Third sector says UK must stay in single market and customs union

By NICVA 7 Feb 2018 Geoff Nuttall

A joint statement issued by the national third sector bodies of devolved nations - Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - details various measures they feel are essential to avoid or minimise the potential harmful impacts of Brexit.

Malicious hoax calls to NI Ambulance Service "putting lives at risk"

By NICVA 5 Feb 2018 Andrea Thornbury

More than 9,300 potential hoax calls were made to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) over two years, with the cost of dispatching ambulances to deal with these incidents estimated at nearly £200,000.

Fewer people giving to charity compared to one year ago

By NICVA 31 Jan 2018 Andrea Thornbury

People in Northern Ireland are less likely to give money to charity and in smaller amounts compared to last year, according to NICVA research. 

Guest post: Tapping into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

By NICVA 29 Jan 2018 Sam Evans

Sam Evans has been involved in CSR for over 8 years, both as a CSR advisor for an International law firm and as a Corporate Fundraiser. As both a "poacher and gamekeeper", he shares his unique insights into Community Needs and Corporate Philanthropy.

NICVA responds to the NI Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020

By NICVA 26 Jan 2018 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's response to the NI Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020 was submitted to the Department of Finance today (26th January). The text of our response can be read below.

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