Insight and latest updates from our team

DIY Committee Guide rebooted

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016 Denise Copeland

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched earlier this year by the Developing Governance Group and as promised, the DIY committee guide website has now been launched after a complete revamp.

Open data and open policy making

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016 Andrea Thornbury

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for open data and for the process of policy making to be open.  

A living wage for all workers

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for a living wage for all workers. The living wage is an estimate of the wage that would provide a full-time worker with a basic, but adequate, standard of living.

Featured Member - Friends of the Cancer Centre

By NICVA 20 Apr 2016 Shauna O'Neill

Friends of the Cancer Centre, based at the heart of the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, is Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charity working to support patients and their families.

And our survey says... - how we are responding to your needs

By NICVA 20 Apr 2016 Sandra Bailie

In February and March NICVA surveyed our members to ask what their development needs were in a range of areas. We had a great response rate of 19.3% (1,209 people responded).

Developing a fundraising strategy

By NICVA 19 Apr 2016 Sandra Bailie

Successful fundraising starts with a fundraising strategy which should identify what resources will be required in order to reach a fundraising goal. A fundraising strategy isn't just about raising money, it helps you to meet your other charitable aims.

Radically Reducing Reoffending

By NICVA 18 Apr 2016 Jenny McEneaney

In our 2016 policy manifesto, we call for the Executive to make a commitment to radically reduce reoffending.

New charity registration application delayed

By NICVA 18 Apr 2016 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is developing an updated online charity registration application form.

EU Referendum and the VCSE sector

By NICVA 18 Apr 2016 Jenny McEneaney

NICVA held a conference on the EU Referendum to inform the VCSE sector on the primary arguments for and against leaving the EU. 

NICVA Conversation Zone - Sinn Fein Ard Fheis

By NICVA 18 Apr 2016 Jenny McEneaney

Real engagement on the issues that matter

Party Manifestos 2016 Assembly Elections

By NICVA 13 Apr 2016 Jenna Maghie

With elections taking place to the NI Assembly on 5th May 2016 each of our local political parties are pulling together their policy asks into manifestos.

2016 NI Assembly Election Candidates

By NICVA 13 Apr 2016 Jenna Maghie

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly take place on Thursday 5th May.  The deadline for registering to stand as a candidate has now passed. In 2016 there are 276 candidates seeking election to 108 Assembly seats. 

Inside Northern Ireland's family courts

By NICVA 12 Apr 2016 Andrea Thornbury

OUTDATED government policy on family breakdown and child custody has resulted in Northern Ireland “sleepwalking into a culture of litigation” with courts being used to “perpetuate family conflict”, the head of a leading charity has warned.

Charity Commission NI Guidance on campaigning and EU Referendum

By NICVA 24 Mar 2016 Lisa McElherron

The Charity Commission for NI has published its guidance for organisations wishing to participate in the debate on the EU referendum.

Sector Forecast Survey Winners Announced

By NICVA 23 Mar 2016 Rachel Shannon

NICVA is delighted to announce Two Castles Community Development Association as the winners of our Sector Forecast Survey prize draw.

Universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds

By NICVA 21 Mar 2016 Jenna Maghie

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds. Here are our top five reasons why.

NEW Employment Life-cycle Training Series

By NICVA 18 Mar 2016

NICVA and Sector Matters have developed a new series of essential Employment life-cycle seminars to guide you through the 4 critical elements of the employment relationship.

Viewfinder 18 Results

By NICVA 18 Mar 2016 Sandra Bailie

Thanks to all of our members who completed the Viewfinder survey. We were delighted to have such a great response rate of 19.3% (it was sent to 6,241 staff in member organisations and 1,209 responded).

NICVA webinars free to members

By NICVA 18 Mar 2016 Sandra Bailie

NICVA members now benefit from access to FREE webinars on a variety of different subjects. This new series of lunchtime webinars provides accessible and cost-effective training for staff, volunteers and board members.

Newry, Mourne and Down Community Planning Fora

By NICVA 14 Mar 2016 Jenny McEneaney

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council recently enlisted NICVA's Social Enterprise Sector Matters with help in administering their community planning fora application process. The DEA fora presents an exciting opportunity for the sector.

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