Getting your policies in party manifestos

27 Nov 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy Manifesto

We've hosted three of five Manifesto Engagement Meetings, with Alliance, UUP and Sinn Fein, across theses events a number of top tips have emerged to assist groups in getting their messages across to political parties and into manifestos. 

The Fiscal Implications of an Older Population in Northern Ireland

24 Nov 2015 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy, Public Expenditure

This research aims to identify the fiscal impact of the changing age profile of Northern Ireland.

RO:COP Lobbying and Campaigning Roundtable Networking Event

13 Nov 2015 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and skillsPolicy

The bi-annual RO:COP roundtable event took place on Wednesday, 11 November in NICVA and was a great success.

Building on the past: Is government doing enough to protect historic sites?

9 Nov 2015 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyHistoric Buildings

Almost 500 historic buildings across NI are deemed to be at risk, according to figures obtained by Detail Data

Trustees’ Week 2015 (2-8 November)

30 Oct 2015 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

Trustees' Week 2015 is the sixth annual celebration of trusteeship, a chance to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people to get involved and make a real difference.

Sector Matters Supports Charity Trustees

30 Oct 2015 HR

Over the past 6 years Sector Matter’s, NICVA’s social enterprise business, has worked with Trustees helping them meet their duties and responsibilities.

Men’s Action Network finds funding using GrantTracker

26 Oct 2015 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFunding, Fundraising

Men’s Action Network, the local charity supporting and promoting the Health and Well-being of men in the North West of Ireland has sourced funding to support their work, using the valuable online funding resource

125 legal agreements later: we build robust partnerships

23 Oct 2015 Andrea EganCollaborationNIcollaboration; partnership; legal agreements

125 legal agreements later we look at how engaging in this process builds belief in the visions of the collaboration. 

NICVA staff celebrate swooping the Investors in People Gold Award for the second time!

16 Oct 2015 Una McKernanHRNo Topics

NICVA staff and Executive Committee are delighted once again to receive the Investors in People Gold Award in September 2015 having first achieved the Gold Standard in July 2012.

NICVA response on the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations (NI) 2015

16 Oct 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupCharity Regulation, Governance

NICVA has submitted its response to DSD on the charities accounting and reporting consultation and is urging all organisations to do the same.

Shadow Secretary of State says the work of voluntary and community sector can accelerate positive social change.

16 Oct 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic Empowerment, Detail DataNo Topics

Speaking at an informal meeting with NICVA members Vernon Coaker said he was delighted to be back in Northern Ireland and had made it a priority to meet with the voluntary and community sector as early as possible. 

Co-design for the new DHSS&PS Innovation Fund gets underway

15 Oct 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic Empowerment, Detail DataFunding

DHSSPS is introducing a new Innovation Fund for voluntary and community organisations from 2016/17.

Manifesto Engagement Events

15 Oct 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy, Policy Manifesto

As the 2016 Assembly Elections approach many organisations in our sector will already in engaged in the process of writing their manifestos and talking with political parties to influence the content of their manifestos 

State of the Sector Survey Goes Live

14 Oct 2015 Rachel ShannonState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues

NICVA has launched its 7th State of the Sector survey. The survey has been circulated to nearly 4,500 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and we need to hear from you. 

Signing up to put the consumer first

12 Oct 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNIcollaboration; partnership; alliance

CollaborationNI are delighted to have supported the development of new the ‘Consumer Rights Initiative Northern Ireland’.

Alliance Contracting - Building New Collaborations

12 Oct 2015 Andrea EganCollaborationNINo Topics

Alliance Contracting, is this the answer to radically change how public services are delivered through a partnership between Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector and the Public Sector?

Older people: "undervalued, unappreciated, patronised"

8 Oct 2015 Nick GarbuttSector Issues, Health

Claire Keatinge has plenty to say as she reflects on her four years in office as Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.

Beware culture eats strategy for breakfast

5 Oct 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaboration, strategy, culture

It takes a smart and heart approach to make collaboration work

New NICVA training calendar online

1 Oct 2015 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and skillsTraining, skills development

Our training calendar for October 2015 - March 2016 is now available.

The sticking plaster Bill that discriminates against young people

1 Oct 2015 Nick GarbuttMental Health

The Mental Capacity Bill discriminates against children and represents a missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable, argues Eamonn McNally from the Children’s Law Centre

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