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DIY Committee Guide rebooted

25 Apr 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched earlier this year by the Developing Governance Group and as promised, the DIY committee guide website has now been launched after a complete revamp.

Inside Northern Ireland's family courts

12 Apr 2016 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, Research, PolicyFamily Court, Children

OUTDATED government policy on family breakdown and child custody has resulted in Northern Ireland “sleepwalking into a culture of litigation” with courts being used to “perpetuate family conflict”, the head of a leading charity has warned.

Sector Forecast Survey Winners Announced

23 Mar 2016 Rachel ShannonNo Topics

NICVA is delighted to announce Two Castles Community Development Association as the winners of our Sector Forecast Survey prize draw.

Universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds

21 Mar 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds. Here are our top five reasons why.

Accounting and reporting guidance for charities - NICVA response

11 Mar 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Policy

NICVA welcomes the Charity Commission’s guidance on the new accounting and reporting regulations. 

Celebration of Success

11 Mar 2016 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and skillsTraining

Over 40 learners attended the annual Presentation of Certificates ceremony which recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement in leadership and management, education and training, coaching and mentoring and management of volunteers.

A rating system based on land not buildings

11 Mar 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic EmpowermentPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for a rating system based on land not buildings. Here are the top 5 reasons why.

Justice Champions 2016 announced

3 Mar 2016 Una McKernanHR, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)No Topics

Justice Minister David Ford has announced Paul McCartney of First Housing Aid and Support Services in Derry as Justice Champion 2016.

Front End Web Developer

3 Mar 2016 Alex HastingsHRHR

NICVA is recruiting for a Front End Web Developer to design and build responsive web applications to support the organisation’s digital strategy.

Fundraising Advice Officer

3 Mar 2016 Alex HastingsHRHR

NICVA is recruiting a Fundraising Advice Officer to join our Organisational Development team.

Skills Development Officer

3 Mar 2016 Alex HastingsHRHR

NICVA is recruiting for a Skills Development Officer to join our Organisational Development team.

Planning for Sustainability

23 Feb 2016 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and skillsRoundtable Networking Event

The first roundtable networking event of 2016 took place in NICVA on 4 February. Over 40 people attended the one day event designed to help BIG Lottery funded groups to think about and plan the sustainability of their projects.

Voluntary and community sector government funding at cliffs edge.

23 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic Empowerment, Detail DataFunding, CutsWatchNI

Once again delays in government agreeing its budget has left parts of the voluntary and community sector on unsure financial ground.  

Gambling review update 2016

22 Feb 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Policy, Charity Regulation, Fundraising

In 2011, the Department for Social Development launched a public consultation on the Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland.

Charities claim £5.5m for good causes threatened by rates row

16 Feb 2016 Rates

Thirteen charities warned today that a hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean they would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable. 

Untapping the Potential - Policy Manifesto 2016

15 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic Empowerment, Detail DataPolicy Manifesto

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is good for Northern Ireland.

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2015

11 Feb 2016 Rachel ShannonSector Issues, Charitable giving, State of the Sector

NICVA's latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examined who donated to charity, how much they gave and the causes they supported. This year's Survey also examined participation in social media fundraising campaigns. 

NICVA staff fundraise for Sunshine Foundation Romania

10 Feb 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationFundraising

For the last 13 years NICVA staff and their friends have entered relay teams into the Belfast City Marathon to raise money for Sunshine Foundation Romania.

Data Fridays

4 Feb 2016 Stephen GrayICT, Communications, Detail Data, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Open Data, Data protection, Data Fridays

Once a month we focus on a data related topic to help organisations navigate through the opportunities and responsibilities in the age of digital transformation.

The Charity Commission endorses the revised Code of Good Governance

29 Jan 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched today by the Developing Governance Group at a seminar hosted by NICVA.

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