Insight and latest updates from our team

Fundraising Regulator Guest Blog: Strengthening our presence in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 25 Sep 2019 Lynn Kennedy

Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator, & new Northern Ireland Manager, Joanne McDowell, discuss their commitment to working collaboratively with charities in NI, & implementing the new Code of Fundraising Practice.

Code of good governance consultation

By NICVA 24 Sep 2019 Denise Copeland

The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards of voluntary and community organisations.

SEUPB provides reassurance on continued EU funding even in a no deal Brexit

By NICVA 20 Sep 2019 Geoff Nuttall

The SEUPB (Special EU Programmes Body) has provided reassurance about continued PEACE IV and INTERREG funding until 2023, even in the advent of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

Taking women from grassroots activism to parliamentary participation

By NICVA 19 Sep 2019 Susan Glass

Next Chapter participants visit Dáil Éireann to meet with Women’s Parliamentary Caucus

The difference TQUK has made

By NICVA 19 Sep 2019 Sandra Bailie

Over the years many people have completed NICVA's TQUK level 3 Award in Training and Education. We contacted a few of them to ask them what they enjoyed and how they have used what they learnt on the course.

Offering "Cashless Giving" options to your supporters...

By NICVA 17 Sep 2019 Lynn Kennedy

NI donors have already embraced "cashless giving" in most areas of their lives. To keep pace, charities need to offer supporters ways to donate much needed funds to them other than by cash.  This article provides some initial ideas.

Ten ways to engage with Belfast City Council

By NICVA 17 Sep 2019 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA’s Public Affairs Forum recently held a session with representatives from Belfast City Council and NILGA to learn more about how our sector can best engage with the Council. Below are some useful tips for engaging.

Going, going gone! The advent of the “cashless society” worldwide and how UK-wide and NI-based charities are adapting

By NICVA 16 Sep 2019 Lynn Kennedy

Until recently, the concept of a “cashless society” featured in science fiction novels, not reality. However, the "dash from cash" is now taking root in societies across the world.

Building Cyber Resilience Conference

By NICVA 10 Sep 2019 Heather Wilson

On 11 September 2019 NICVA hosted a conference with the NCSC, PSNI, Cyphra and the NI Cyber Security Centre to help Voluntary Boards and Senior Leaders to focus on building organisational cyber resilience.

NI civic society organisations say no Brexit deal without an NI protocol

By NICVA 9 Sep 2019 Geoff Nuttall

Civic society organisations from across Northern Ireland are calling for an NI protocol to be an essential element of any Brexit deal 

Brexit Updates and #NoToNoDeal

By NICVA 6 Sep 2019 Siobhan McAlister

These really are extraordinary times in UK politics as Brexit continues to bolster confusion, chaos and the possibility of another General Election.

Charity Commission delays charity registration for some

By NICVA 5 Sep 2019 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission is currently not registering all charitable organisations that have submitted an application due to a High Court ruling which was handed down on 16th May.   

This is no time to suspend Parliament

By NICVA 28 Aug 2019 Seamus McAleavey

NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey has reacted to the decision by the UK Government to suspend Parliament only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline.

The difference the ILM Level 5 Diploma has made

By NICVA 28 Aug 2019 Sandra Bailie

We asked two of our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management students from last year to tell us what they enjoyed most about the course and the difference it has made to them and their organisation.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith MP visits NICVA

By NICVA 21 Aug 2019 Seamus McAleavey

The new Secretary of State Julian Smith MP visited NICVA on Wednesday 21 August 2019 and had discussions with a voluntary and community sector delegation.

Joint Forum Meeting October 2019

By NICVA 15 Aug 2019 Siobhan McAlister

A meeting of the Joint Forum will take place on 17 October 2019 at NICVA.

Managing the Media in a Crisis

By NICVA 8 Aug 2019 Heather Wilson

NICVA hosted the third training session of our MediaConnect programme, a free programme for NICVA members, designed to better connect voluntary and community sector spokespeople with the media.

Special NICVA Members'Christmas Offer on GrantTracker, Northern Ireland’s Leading Funding Toolkit!

By NICVA 2 Aug 2019 Lynn Kennedy

GrantTracker, the “one stop shop” for 800+ funding schemes relevant to NI. Funding at the touch of a button. NICVA Members can sign up from 9th December to 9th January for just £90 for 12 months!

Northern Ireland civic society calls for a no deal Brexit to be prevented

By NICVA 31 Jul 2019 Geoff Nuttall

Northern Ireland’s leading civic society organisations have today issued a joint statement calling for the imminent potential disaster of a no deal Brexit to be prevented. 

Brexit Update: New Prime Minster, same old problems?

By NICVA 31 Jul 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Mid-summer is usually a time when things begin to quieten down for the UK parliament as politicians go off on summer recess until September.


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