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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

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.

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.

June Monitoring Round: The financial squeeze is on in public expenditure

1 Aug 2014 Seamus McAleaveyPublic Expenditure

NICVA analysis on public expenditure trends is for the squeeze to get tighter in Northern Ireland over the next 5 years

Electoral Commission Webinars

1 Aug 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyLobbying Bill

The Electoral Commission has recently published their guidance on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act, or Lobbying Act.

NICVA gets Superconnected

25 Jul 2014 Ian KellyICTTechnology

NICVA have recently taken advantage of the Belfast City Council ‘Superconnected Cities’ scheme along with Atlas Communications, allowing for a £3000 grant towards the installation of a new high speed data connection.

Consumer Council and NICVA welcome the FCA’s proposals to cap fees on payday loans

17 Jul 2014 Expensive lending

The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to cap the fees on payday loans.

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