NICVA #ConversationZone at Alliance Party Conference'18

20 Mar 2018 Siobhan McAlisterNo Topics

We are excited to once again be holding our NICVA #ConversationZone at Alliance Party Conference this Saturday (24th March) at the Stormont Hotel.

Good Governance and Charity reporting

12 Feb 2018 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation, fundraising regulation, GDPR

Almost 6,000 charities are now registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and as such, must adhere to the reporting requirements for all registered charities. 

Third sector says UK must stay in single market and customs union

7 Feb 2018 Geoff NuttallPolicyBrexit, EU Referendum and Brexit

A joint statement issued by the national third sector bodies of devolved nations - Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - details various measures they feel are essential to avoid or minimise the potential harmful impacts of Brexit.

Guest post: Tapping into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

29 Jan 2018 Sam EvansCorporate Fundraising

Sam Evans has been involved in CSR for over 8 years, both as a CSR advisor for an International law firm and as a Corporate Fundraiser. As both a "poacher and gamekeeper", he shares his unique insights into Community Needs and Corporate Philanthropy.

NICVA position paper and recommendations for the Brexit negotiations

8 Dec 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyEU Referendum and Brexit

With the Brexit negotiations at a critical phase, this paper highlights what NICVA sees, having engaged widely with the voluntary and community sector and others, as the key issues which must be addressed.

Changes to the annual monitoring return for charities

16 Nov 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on changes to the Annual Monitoring Return which all registered charities will have to complete – deadline for consultation responses is 5 pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017

Trustees Week 2017

13 Nov 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance

Trustees’ Week 2017 takes place during 13-17 November this year to celebrate trusteeship, inspire and inform existing trustees and invite people to use their skills and experience in a role that supports important causes. 

NICVA's #ConversationZone tomorrow at #UUP17

17 Oct 2017 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

NICVA's Conversation Zone will be returning for tomorrow's (21 October) Ulster Unionist Party Conference at the Armagh City Hotel.

The Department for the Economy consults sector on Brexit concerns

16 Oct 2017 Carys BrownBrexitEU Referendum and Brexit

On 10 October a contingent from the DfE met with sector representatives to discuss Brexit’s implications for the Voluntary and Community Sector and the issues it works on in an economic context. 

Brexit case studies - can you help?

6 Oct 2017 Carys BrownBrexitEU Referendum and Brexit

NICVA is collating a series of case studies documenting how Brexit may impact upon the work of VCSE organisations.

NICVA's response to HSC Trusts' financial savings plans

5 Oct 2017 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

NICVA's response to the HSC's savings plan was submitted to each of the five Health Trusts today (5 October). The text of our response can be read below.

Sector engages with the Department of Health over Brexit negotiations, priorities and implications.

5 Oct 2017 Carys BrownBrexitEU Referendum and Brexit

On 28 September, NICVA hosted the Department of Health and sector representatives in order to discuss Brexit concerns.

NICVA congratulates its President on Freeman honour

3 Oct 2017 Neil WilsonGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)No Topics

NICVA has sent its warmest congratulations to its President, Sir Kenneth Branagh, on being made a Freeman of the City of Belfast.

Basic book-keeping training

2 Oct 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationFinance

NICVA held the first of its basic bookkeeping sessions in Belfast on Thursday 28 September.

Universal Credit suspension call

26 Sep 2017 Neil WilsonGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Welfare Reform

NICVA has called for the introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland to be suspended.

"GrantNet" Funding Conference Update

22 Sep 2017 Lynn KennedyFunding

September 14th 2017 saw over 80 participants from over 70 VCSE organisations attend NICVA & RCN’s “GrantNet” Funding Conference to get a key funding skill under their belts, i.e. – making successful grant applications.

NICVA launches open data and data sharing viewfinder

19 Sep 2017 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, Research, PolicyOpen Data, Data Sharing

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to assess members experience of open data and data sharing. The results will help us when engaging with government on open data and to get a clear picture of data sharing arrangements in the sector.

GDPR - 10 changes your charity needs to know about

14 Sep 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsData protection, Data Fridays

Paula McGahey from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the changes to data protection law that charities need to be aware of.

Northern Ireland Health Transformation Process: an Update on progress from the Department for Health

13 Sep 2017 Health

On 25 October 2016, the then Minister of Health, Michelle O’Neill launched “Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together”.

Cyber Security is a key issue for Charities: take action with the Charity Discount for Cyber Essentials Accreditation Programme

7 Sep 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationscyber essentials

During Cyber Resilience Week 2017 (11-15 September 2017) charities are being offered discounted certification to the Government’s Cyber Essentials certification scheme, which is proven to reduce the threat of data breeches by over 80%.

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