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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 DataOpen 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.

Justice in the Community Awards 2015/16

14 Jan 2016 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

Justice Minister David Ford has launched the annual “Justice in the Community” Awards and invites nominations from across Northern Ireland.

NICVA Launches 2016 Sector Forecast Survey

7 Jan 2016 Rachel ShannonState of the Sector, Sector Issues, Viewfinder (Research), Politics

NICVA has launched their 2016 Sector Forecast Survey. The Survey was sent to over 4,000 organisations and this is your opportunity to tell us about what you think 2016 holds for your organisation. 

Non-domestic rates review consultation

22 Dec 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumNo Topics

The Department for Finance and Personnel have published a consultation paper on the future direction of non-domestic rates in Northern Ireland. This article is a summary of the main points that will be contained within the NICVA response. 

Draft accounting and reporting guidance consultation

22 Dec 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance, Finance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched its draft accounting and reporting guidance for consultation which also includes Directions for independent examiners.

CEE Revenue Generation in Northern Ireland Seminar

16 Dec 2015 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic EmpowermentNo Topics

On 14 December 2015 representatives from the voluntary and community sector, political parties, civil service, business and academia met to discuss the issue of revenue generation in Northern Ireland. 

Launch of 2014 Workforce Survey Top Line Findings

16 Dec 2015 Rachel ShannonState of the Sector, Salaries, Salary Survey, Employing People, HR

The 2014 Workforce Survey is NICVA's fifth such study in the series. The study explores salaries, recruitment, pensions, benefits and retention in the voluntary and community sector workforce. 

Consultation proposes that charities pay rates

10 Dec 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumNo Topics

The Department for Finance and Personnel have published a consultation paper on the future direction of non domestic rates in Northern Ireland. The consultation period will last for a period of twelve weeks closing on 25th January.

New charity accounting and reporting legislation

7 Dec 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Department for Social Development (DSD) has made new legislation which will cover the accounting and reporting requirements for all registered charities in Northern Ireland.

Getting your policies in party manifestos

27 Nov 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy Manifesto

We've hosted three of five Manifesto Engagement Meetings, with Alliance, UUP and Sinn Fein, across these events a number of top tips have emerged to assist groups in getting their messages across to political parties and into manifestos. 

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