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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%.

Report recommends new era of openness for family courts

6 Sep 2017 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, Research, PolicyFamily Courts

MAJOR changes to Northern Ireland’s family court system have been recommended by a leading judge today following a two year review of the system.

UK publishes Brexit position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland

16 Aug 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

UK government has today published its position paper on addressing the unique impacts of Brexit of Northern Ireland/Ireland.  

New UK Government paper released on future customs arrangements with EU

15 Aug 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyEU Referendum and Brexit

The UK Government has today published a paper entitled "Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper," setting out its vision for future partnership arrangements with the EU on trade and customs

Basic book-keeping for small charities

31 Jul 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationFinance, accounting, Governance

A series of practical workshops for treasurers of small charities to help establish appropriate financial systems. 

NICVA Launches Data Viewfinder

24 Jul 2017 Rachel ShannonGDPR, Data protection, Data Fridays

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to members in order to assess their data governance and security. The results will be used to help us ensure members are fully supported with these issues when preparing for GDPR. 

NICVA Position Paper on Brexit

24 Jul 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

Having engaged widely with voluntary and community organisations and others across Northern Ireland and beyond, NICVA has now published its Brexit Position Statement and key recommendations for the negotiations

Why charities must act now to get ready for new data protection law

21 Jul 2017 Guest AuthorData protection, Data Fridays

Rachael Gallagher from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the importance of preparing for GDPR.

Employment Life-cycle Training Series

20 Jul 2017 HR, Training, Employing People

NICVA and Sector Matters are pleased to offer this popular Employment Life-cycle series of training again this year. The four training sessions guide you through the critical elements of the employment relationship.

Serious Incident Reporting draft guidance

7 Jul 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for NI is currently consulting on its draft guidance on serious incident reporting which will help trustees to determine what a serious incident is and when they need to report on it.  

NICVA and fellow Social Partners call for political deal and Brexit representation

26 Jun 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

NICVA has joined with the CBI, the NI Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Ulster Farmers Union in a joint call to restore devolution and ensure NI representation in the Brexit negotiations under 6 key priorities

Summer savings - 50% discount on room hire!

22 Jun 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

Our conference facilities, training and meeting rooms are filling up as organisations make the most of NICVA’s half price room hire this summer. 

Street Collections – Police issue reminder regarding Regulations

22 Jun 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, fundraising regulation, Fundraising

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is responsible for granting permits for charity street collections and as such, have issued the following guidance to assist charities when conducting street collections.

Reflecting on five and a half years of the development and support for the connecting older people programme

21 Jun 2017 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleNo Topics

From October 2011 until March 2017 NICVA has had the privilege of working with the 65 BIG Lottery Fund Reaching Out - Connecting Older People programme grant holders.

Preparing for GDPR

20 Jun 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsData protection, Data Fridays

With only one year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, we joined with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to hold a conference to help charities prepare for the changes ahead.

UK and Irish Voluntary and Community Sector Position Statement on Brexit Negotiations

16 Jun 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

With Brexit negotiations set to begin soon, NICVA and our sister voluntary and community sector umbrella bodies across the UK and Ireland, have developed the following common UK/Irish position statement on what needs to be prioritised. 

Volunteers' week 2017

24 May 2017 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleVolunteering, volunteers week

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June  is a great way to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country. 

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