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Theresa May Brexit Speech – What did we learn?

18 Jan 2017 Jenna MaghiePolicyEU Referendum and Brexit, Policy

The Prime Minister Theresa May has made her long awaited statement on her position on Brexit. So what did we learn?

Health Minister to continue VCS Core Grant Fund

13 Jan 2017 Jenna MaghiePolicyNo Topics

Today the Health Minister has confirmed that she will continue the core grant fund to the voluntary and community sector. 

Political Developments and the Northern Ireland Budget 2017/18

10 Jan 2017 No Topics

Speaking in response to the resignation of the deputy First Minister yesterday, NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey said:

NICVA respond to the draft Programme for Government

22 Dec 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

Today NICVA submitted our response to the consultation on the draft Programme for Government. 

Cyberfraudsters are targeting Northern Ireland charities

19 Dec 2016 Andrew TalbotCollaborationNIsecurity

One of NICVA’s members was recently the victim of a highly sophisticated cyberfraud. 

First Brexit Roundtable with Secretary of State

16 Dec 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyEU Referendum and Brexit

On Wednesday 15th December NICVA hosted the first in a series of themed roundtable Brexit discussions with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire MP.

Christmas Food Drive – Donations needed

12 Dec 2016 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

NICVA are participating as a collection point for the North Belfast food bank to help local people in food crisis. 

Queen's Graduates Play Key Role in NICVA's Research Team

9 Dec 2016 Rachel ShannonResearch

NICVA has participated in an Internship Programme with Queen's University Belfast and Santander and has employed two Research Interns to support the Research Team. This article sheds light on their contribution to the NICVA team. 

First update on progress of the NI Fundraising Regulation consultation

29 Nov 2016 Lynn KennedyNo Topics

Progress on the set up of the NI Fundraising Regulation Working Group and decision on how fundraising will be voluntarily regulated in NI pending the result of a full sector consultation.

NICVA Launches NI Faith Survey

11 Nov 2016 Rachel ShannonViewfinder (Research), State of the Sector

NICVA has launched a short online survey for all faith based organisations in Northern Ireland. If you are a faith based organisation we would love to hear from you. 

Charity Trustee Conference on Understanding Charity Finance

10 Nov 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation, Finance

Tuesday’s charity trustee conference on understanding charity finance attracted a good number of board members and employees from a wide range of charitable organisations, both large and small.

NICVA Viewfinder Reveals Sector's Brexit Concerns

10 Nov 2016 Rachel ShannonResearch, Viewfinder (Research)

NICVA recently disseminated a Viewfinder Survey to members on how Brexit might impact the Voluntary,  Community and Social Enterprise sector. This article shares key findings from the survey. 

Alliance Contracting - Building New Collaborations

8 Nov 2016 Leeann KellyCollaborationNINo 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?

Avoid the Pitfalls of Partnership Working – and Write it down!

7 Nov 2016 Andrew TalbotCollaborationNICollaboration, partnership

One of the key foundation stones for success in collaborative working is a fully negotiated and carefully drafted written agreement- and we can help.

Trustees’ Week 2016 (7 – 13 November)

3 Nov 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, trustees

Trustees’ Week 2016 celebrates the UK’s 1 million trustees and promotes the benefits of volunteering to be a trustee. This year Trustees’ Week focuses on good governance and the skills needed to make trustees effective leaders. 

Recognising the vital role trustees play

31 Oct 2016 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleGovernance, trustees, leadership

Trustees’ week, beginning 7 November, is a great opportunity to recognise the vital work that the thousands of trustees in Northern Ireland do to lead and serve their organisations. 

The Programme for Government signals a new departure

28 Oct 2016 Seamus McAleaveyNo Topics

The Northern Ireland Executive have agreed and issued their draft Programme for Government for consultation on Friday 28 October 2016.  It’s the second major announcement of the week.

Partnership working: Thrive or Die

27 Oct 2016 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaboration, partnership

Partnership working is almost spoken about as a given, something that will simply happen when you get people to work together.  However, it is a practice that will only happen when people commit to making it happen.

Health and Wellbeing 2026 - Too Long; Didn’t Read

26 Oct 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

On 25th of October, informed by the Bengoa Report, the Health Minister announced the publication of the document Health and Wellbeing 2026; Delivering Together.

NICVA Conversation Zone - UUP Conference 2016

20 Oct 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

Following the success of previous years NICVA will once again be hosting our Conversation Zone at this Saturday's (22nd October) UUP Party Conference.

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