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.

Social economy key to economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities

24 Sep 2015 Una McKernanHRFunding, Social Enterprise

Developing economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities through social economy enterprises is at the heart of an innovative plan the Housing Executive launched today.

50% off Digital DNA event

23 Sep 2015 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsSocial Media

We are delighted to announce that NICVA will be partnering with Digital DNA to provide our members with inspirational and practical insight into the critical role of technology within organisations.

Regulating Fundraising For The Future

23 Sep 2015 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFundraising, Governance

Sir Suart Etherington Chief Executive of NICVA’s sister organisation in England (NCVO), chaired a cross party review of fundraising regulation for the Minister for Civil Society.  

Preparing for the 2016 Programme for Government

18 Sep 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumPolicy Manifesto, Policy Hack

NICVA held a conference for the sector on Preparing for the 2016 Programme for Government which saw speakers address delegates on new ways of governance and the context for the next Programme for Government.

ODI Belfast launches at CultureTECH

17 Sep 2015 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyOpen data

Northern Ireland’s first Open Data Institute (ODI) Node has launched at CultureTECH.

Proposed new accounting regulations will affect ALL charities

14 Sep 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupCharity Regulation, Policy

New rules for the accounting, audit and reporting of all charities are currently being consulted on. These proposed new rules will have an impact on every charity, especially small to medium sized charities.

Coming Soon- State of the Sector VII Online Survey

10 Sep 2015 Rachel ShannonState of the Sector, Economy, Training

NICVA is undertaking its next research in to the State of the Sector. This online survey, NICVA’s 7th in this area, will go live in the coming weeks and we need to hear from you. 

Concordia responds to current political crisis

8 Sep 2015 Policy

Press statement issued by Concordia, representing CBI Northern Ireland, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, NICVA, and Ulster Farmers’ Union.

Home is where the hurt is

7 Sep 2015 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyDomestic Violence

This weekend saw the launch of Detail Data’s third data story as part of the European Conference on Domestic Violence at Queens University, Belfast.

Sector Matters and NICVA HR cycle the Tour De Foyle 2015

3 Sep 2015 Alex McGimpseyHRFundraising

Sector Matters HR Consultant Louise Foster and NICVA HR Manager Alex McGimpsey were delighted to take part in the Tour De Foyle 2015 charity cycling event on Saturday 29th August.

80% discount on Sage 50 Accounts for Charities

1 Sep 2015 Una McKernanHRHR, Pensions

As part of NICVA's ongoing engagement with Sage through Moore Stephens Financial Services we are delighted to provide organisations with access to Sage 50 accounts for charities with an 80% discount up to the end of September. 

DSD Consultation on Accounting and Reporting by Charities

26 Aug 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

The Department for Social Development has launched its consultation on the draft Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations which will affect all charities registered in Northern Ireland.

DHSSPS Health and Social Care Revenue Grant Scheme

21 Aug 2015 Seamus McAleaveyFunding

An update on the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) revenue grant scheme.

The difference development makes

17 Aug 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleTraining, skills development

NICVA has been working with The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) grant holders since 2011 supporting them to deliver their outcomes and effectively manage and deliver their projects.

Two years of death and serious injury on Northern Ireland’s roads

14 Aug 2015 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyOpen data, Rural issues

The second Detail Data story Two years of death and serious injury on Northern Ireland’s roads was published yesterday.

GrantTracker users find funding success

13 Aug 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleFunding, Fundraising

In June NICVA surveyed all GrantTracker subscribers to ask them what they thought of GrantTracker, what funding they had sourced through GrantTracker, the impact of GrantTracker and any suggestions they had for improvements.

How good is your governance?

7 Aug 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

Recent media coverage of a large charity in England having to shut down because of financial issues has hopefully prompted those sitting on boards of charities to think about their own governance practice.

2015 Party Conference Season

15 Jul 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

The Assembly has just entered its summer recess and will reconvene for plenary sessions on the 7th September when parties will start to look towards Party Conference season.

DEL Departmental Monitoring Group: Departmental restructure

9 Jul 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumNo Topics

The first NICVA Employment and Learning DMG, chaired by Lorraine Boyd (Bryson Charitable Group NEETs Forum), welcomed DEL Permanent Secretary Derek Baker.

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