Insight and latest updates from our team

Featured Member: The Stroke Association

By NICVA 26 Apr 2018 Neil Wilson

Each May, NICVA member. the Stroke Association runs their annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple, where friends, families, businesses and communities are invited to show their support for people affected by stroke. 

Data Protection Toolkit - Glossary

By NICVA 25 Apr 2018 Bob Harper

A GDPR jargon-buster that covers the key topics in data protection.

Joint Forum Meeting March 2018

By NICVA 24 Apr 2018 Siobhan McAlister

The first Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 26th March 2018 in NICVA. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations, local and central government departments.

Joint Forum Vacancy

By NICVA 16 Apr 2018 Siobhan McAlister

The Joint Forum voluntary and community panel seeks a new sector representative in light of a vacancy.

Good governance and charity reporting

By NICVA 13 Apr 2018 Denise Copeland

The Developing Governance Group has arranged two further good governance and charity reporting seminars with the Charity Commission and local support networks in both Omagh and Newry. 

National Minimum and Living Wage rates increase - 2018

By NICVA 11 Apr 2018 Joanne Duguid

The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will increase on 1 April 2018

Review of Adult Social Care – power to carers? An event summary

By NICVA 9 Apr 2018 Philip Mynes

On Monday 12 March, the Coalition of Carers’ Organisations NI, with NICVA and DetailData, hosted an event assessing the potential impact on carers from the Review of Adult Social Care.

Featured Member: Autism NI

By NICVA 6 Apr 2018 Neil Wilson

26 March - 2 April is World Autism Awareness Week. To mark the week, NICVA Member Autism NI is launching their new ‘Making Sense of Autism’ campaign.

NICVA's #ConversationZone this weekend at #SDLP18

By NICVA 5 Apr 2018 Philip Mynes

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns this Saturday (7 April) at the SDLP's annual conference at Titanic Belfast.

NICVA Partners with Legal-Island to Provide Online GDPR Training

By NICVA 27 Mar 2018 Neil Wilson

NICVA has partnered with leading compliance firm, Legal-Island, to offer its member organisations cost-effective online training on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Securing your Social Media Privacy

By NICVA 22 Mar 2018 Ian Kelly

With the recent public outcry regarding how Facebook have used it’s user’s personal information, and a not so shocking nosedive in share prices as a result, it’s time to look at your own privacy and reduce your social media surface area.

NICVA #ConversationZone at Alliance Party Conference'18

By NICVA 20 Mar 2018 Siobhan McAlister

We are excited to once again be holding our NICVA #ConversationZone at Alliance Party Conference this Saturday (24th March) at the Stormont Hotel.

The Latest on Brexit

By NICVA 15 Mar 2018 Siobhan McAlister

Including the debate around the GFA and a customs union, Theresa May’s speech, the Commons Committee report on EU trade agreements, Joint Ministerial Council meeting, EU Withdrawal Bill, Joint statement from IHREC-NIHRC on Brexit.

We need to talk about death in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 15 Mar 2018 Andrea Thornbury

THE cost of a burial plot in Northern Ireland ranges from £261 to £3,116, an investigation into death and dying by Detail Data has found.

Guest Blog - Launch of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) in NI

By NICVA 14 Mar 2018 Guest Author

The third blog in a series by the Fundraising Regulator. In this one Daisy Houghton, Head of Secretariat & Corporate Services, gives us an update on the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) which launches in NI on 26 March 2018.

Data Protection Bill update

By NICVA 13 Mar 2018 Neil Wilson

The Data Protection Bill continues its slow journey through Parliament, edging ever closer to your ‘urgent’ list with each passing day. Today it reaches Committee stage in the House of Commons.

NIO announces 2018-19 Budget

By NICVA 9 Mar 2018 Philip Mynes

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP, yesterday announced the Northern Ireland budget for the 2018-19 financial year.

Data Protection - guidance and support

By NICVA 9 Mar 2018 Sandra Bailie

NICVA has been working closely with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to help inform the sector about and prepare the sector for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect from 25 May 2018.

Anniversary of Article 50 #5BrexitQs

By NICVA 6 Mar 2018 Siobhan McAlister

One year on, no clarity, no certainty and many questions... Will there be in a customs union? Where will the border be? Will the devolved governments lose powers? What will the impact on our health system be?    

Important Microsoft Donation Changes – 1 April 2018

By NICVA 2 Mar 2018 Ian Kelly

As of 1 April 2018 Microsoft will introduce changes to their non-profit donation programme which could possibly affect your IT budget, but it's not all bad news!


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