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Charity registration and regulation update - October 2014

31 Oct 2014 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupCharity Regulation

Since its establishment in 2009, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is now exercising most of its statutory powers after what may have appeared (in its early days) as a slow start.

Protecting the voluntary and community sector from disproportate cuts

31 Oct 2014 No Topics

Voluntary and community organisations with funding relationships with government are asked to feedback to NICVA information as soon as possible on funding cuts they are advised of.

Welfare Reform Debate Focuses on People Affected by Cuts

29 Oct 2014 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsWelfare Reform

At NICVA's recent conference the debate around welfare reform focused on the people here who will be most affected by the reforms and the plans that need to be made to ensure they do not fall further into poverty.

Make It Work

20 Oct 2014 Peace Process

NICVA is part of the Make It Work campaign launched today.

Planning How to Evidence Your Impact Masterclass Events

15 Oct 2014 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleNo Topics

Inspiring Impact NI
NICVA, CO3 and Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are pleased to announce their new calendar of events for the Inspiring Impact project.

Developing Your Fundraising Mix Afters

8 Oct 2014 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFunding, Fundraising, Members

A special thanks to everyone who came to our members’ event on Tuesday, 7 October at NICVA. The event was attended by almost 100 people and provided a unique opportunity to consider diversifying income streams. 

Welfare Reform Explained

7 Oct 2014 Welfare Reform

Our welfare reform report has once again been in the headlines, below we clarify some of the main points.

NICVA Partner With The Detail On Lottery Funded Project

29 Sep 2014 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsOpen data

Kathryn Torney (The Detail), Joanne McDowell (Big Lottery Fund NI), Stephen McCaffery (The Detail) and Lisa McEleherron (NICVA)
A project that will use the power of information to allow the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland to better support people most in need has been awarded a grant of £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Welfare Reform and Avoiding the Worst Case Scenario

26 Sep 2014 Seamus McAleaveyWelfare Reform

Earlier this week NICVA issued a statement on Welfare Reform. 

NICVA Calls for Full Debate on Welfare Reform Bill

24 Sep 2014 Welfare Reform

NICVA is calling for the Northern Ireland Executive to agree its position on the Welfare Reform Bill and have it tabled in the Assembly for a full open debate.

Yea or Nay - Opportunity Awaits

17 Sep 2014 Seamus McAleaveyNo Topics

With the Scottish referendum only one day away, NICVA Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey looks at the bigger picture, whatever the result turns out to be.

Why Northern Ireland needs a Living Wage

16 Sep 2014 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

The Centre for Economic Empowerment has recently published some important research into the benefits of introducing a minimum wage in Northern Ireland. NICVA’s Head of Public Affairs, Lisa McElherron makes the case for its introduction.

The fight to block the Transparency of Lobbying Bill

15 Sep 2014 Nick GarbuttLobbying Bill

Transparency of Lobbying Bill Illustration
The Lobby Bill was changed but not halted. We asked NICVA's Lisa McElherron about what this means for the future.

Advice to Boards on Collaboration

15 Sep 2014 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaboration, Merger

Advice to Boards Guidance Cover
This guidance has been developed by CollaborationNI to help the boards of voluntary and community organisations apply good governance when working together towards collaboration.

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland

8 Sep 2014 Bob HarperCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland
This report estimates the economic impact of introducing the Living Wage in Northern Ireland.

Inspiring Impact: Making a Difference

8 Sep 2014 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleNo Topics

How do you prove the difference your organisation makes? The Inspiring Impact NI project is aiming to support organisations to apply an approach that will help them better demonstrate the difference that they are making in their communities.

NICVA Fundraising Expo

5 Sep 2014 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFundraising, Funding

NICVA is hosting a Fundraising Expo. Tuesday 7th October, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  The Expo will be a key opportunity for fundraisers and volunteers to meet funders face to face such as Big Lottery Fund and Lloyds Bank Foundation NI.  

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2014

4 Sep 2014 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyCharitable giving, Fundraising

Individual Giving Infograph 2014
NICVA’s latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examines change in the percentage of individuals that donate, donation by age, the causes donated to, fundraising techniques, methods of donation and legacy giving.

Auto Enrolment Solutions for the Voluntary and Community Sector

18 Aug 2014 Una McKernanHRPensions

NICVA is pleased to provide access to Auto Enrolment Solutions for the voluntary and community sector in NI through Moore Stephens Financial Services (NI) LTD (MSFS).  

NJC Pay dispute – further industrial action

6 Aug 2014 Alex McGimpseyHRNJC Payscales

Following the strike on 10 July 2014 by local government workers in Northern Ireland, England and Wales over NJC pay, another one day strike is planned for 14 October 2014.

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