NICVA AGM and Conference Registration

21 Nov 2017 Susan Coffey    Last updated: 19 Nov 2018

Theme: Projecting and Protecting the Voluntary and Community Sector and its reputation.

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The NICVA AGM and conference takes place on the morning of Friday 8 December. Registration, tea and coffee are available from 9.30am with the conference starting at 10.00am sharp and finishing at 12.30pm with lunch.  The conference focuses on the reputation of the sector and NICVA will publish the findings of our latest Social Omnibus survey.

The survey was carried out by Millward Brown in face to face interviews with a representative sample of the Northern Ireland public.

NICVA believes voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland have a very good reputation. We believe that is something to protect but also to project.  A trusted reputation and an authentic voice is critical to organisations getting their message across and effecting change.

Our two keynote speakers will share their experience on the theme:

Stephen Dunmore 

Stephen was appointed as Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator in December 2015. He was previously Chief Executive of the New Opportunities Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Since leaving the Big Lottery Fund in 2008, Stephen has been Interim Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Fund, The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, the Lumos Foundation, the National Consumer Council and the Family and Childcare Trust. He was Chair of Capacitybuilders, National Family Mediation and the BBC’s Awards Advisory Committee; and served as a member of the Office of the Third Sector’s Advisory Body.

Stephen is a trustee of The Prince’s Countryside Fund and a Council Member of the Society of Antiquaries.

Sarah Travers

Sarah is an experienced broadcast journalist and TV presenter, with a keen interest in stories and the people that shape them. Sarah is a familiar face to many in Northern Ireland, where she was news anchor in the BBC newsroom for 17 years.  Sarah started her career with BBC Radio Foyle, and has presented lifestyle programming for UTV, Northern Ireland’s commercial TV channel. As Director of Bespoke Communications, Sarah develops media and crisis communications training programmes for a range of different organisations in the public, private and third sectors. She continues to appear on-screen as a TV presenter on a range of programmes and documentaries. Sarah holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Nottingham Trent University.

For registration please click here. 

This is a members' only conference but if you are not yet a member of NICVA or your membership has lapsed then we would love to welcome you as a new/renewing member. You can attend if you join us before 1 December. Joining NICVA is really simple - see our membership page for more information.'s picture
by Susan Coffey

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