The sticking plaster Bill that discriminates against young people

1 Oct 2015 Nick GarbuttMental Health

The Mental Capacity Bill discriminates against children and represents a missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable, argues Eamonn McNally from the Children’s Law Centre

Tax Credits Crunch - unpicking the July budget's effect on NI

1 Oct 2015 Ryan MillerWelfare Reform, Social Policy

The importance of Welfare Reform in Northern Ireland has shrunk, grown or both - depending on your views - thanks to the Chancellor's July budget. Over 100,000 homes have projected income reductions of over £1,600. Scope takes a look.

Health reform quietly gathers pace

25 Sep 2015 Nick GarbuttHealth, Sector Issues

Behind the headlines progress is being made in implementing the flagship Transforming Your Care programme, Scope reports. 

Social economy key to economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities

24 Sep 2015 Una McKernanHRFunding, Social Enterprise

Developing economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities through social economy enterprises is at the heart of an innovative plan the Housing Executive launched today.

50% off Digital DNA event

23 Sep 2015 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsSocial Media

We are delighted to announce that NICVA will be partnering with Digital DNA to provide our members with inspirational and practical insight into the critical role of technology within organisations.

Regulating Fundraising For The Future

23 Sep 2015 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFundraising, Governance

Sir Suart Etherington Chief Executive of NICVA’s sister organisation in England (NCVO), chaired a cross party review of fundraising regulation for the Minister for Civil Society.  

Preparing for the 2016 Programme for Government

18 Sep 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumPolicy Manifesto, Policy Hack

NICVA held a conference for the sector on Preparing for the 2016 Programme for Government which saw speakers address delegates on new ways of governance and the context for the next Programme for Government.

If Stormont falls we'll all be the worst for it

17 Sep 2015 Nick GarbuttPolitics

The current political crisis is having unexpected consequences, Scope reports. 

ODI Belfast launches at CultureTECH

17 Sep 2015 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, Research, PolicyOpen Data

Northern Ireland’s first Open Data Institute (ODI) Node has launched at CultureTECH.

Proposed new accounting regulations will affect ALL charities

14 Sep 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Policy

New rules for the accounting, audit and reporting of all charities are currently being consulted on. These proposed new rules will have an impact on every charity, especially small to medium sized charities.

Behind the scenes at Sunday Sequence

11 Sep 2015 Nick GarbuttMedia

Scope meets Seamus Boyd, the driving force behind Radio Ulster’s flagship Sunday Sequence show. 

Can slavery be defeated?

10 Sep 2015 Ryan MillerSocial Policy

Forced labour remains a global scourge. Scope went along to a Law Centre NI conference and spoke with Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and former top cop at the Met, about what can be done.

Coming Soon- State of the Sector VII Online Survey

10 Sep 2015 Rachel ShannonState of the Sector, Economy, Training

NICVA is undertaking its next research in to the State of the Sector. This online survey, NICVA’s 7th in this area, will go live in October and we need to hear from you. 

Concordia responds to current political crisis

8 Sep 2015 Policy

Press statement issued by Concordia, representing CBI Northern Ireland, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, NICVA, and Ulster Farmers’ Union.

8 Simple steps to effective partnership working

7 Sep 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNIpartnership, Collaboration

Partnership working is all around us! Yet as many success stories are often matched with horror stories.  From supporting over 900 organisations to work in partnership these are my reflections on how to get it right.

Home is where the hurt is

7 Sep 2015 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, Research, PolicyDomestic Violence

This weekend saw the launch of Detail Data’s third data story as part of the European Conference on Domestic Violence at Queens University, Belfast.

Refugees, migrants and Ireland

4 Sep 2015 Nick GarbuttSocial Policy

Scope editor Nick Garbutt reflects on the refugee crisis and looks back at Ireland's history of migration 

Sector Matters and NICVA HR cycle the Tour De Foyle 2015

3 Sep 2015 Alex HastingsHRFundraising

Sector Matters HR Consultant Louise Foster and NICVA HR Manager Alex McGimpsey were delighted to take part in the Tour De Foyle 2015 charity cycling event on Saturday 29th August.

80% discount on Sage 50 Accounts for Charities

1 Sep 2015 Una McKernanHRHR, Pensions

As part of NICVA's ongoing engagement with Sage through Moore Stephens Financial Services we are delighted to provide organisations with access to Sage 50 accounts for charities with an 80% discount up to the end of September. 

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