Insight and latest updates from our team

Department of Health Brexit update, July 2018

By NICVA 11 Jul 2018 Philip Mynes

On 9 July, NICVA hosted the Department of Health to give an update on how the Department has been preparing for the UK’s exit from the European Union. The following is a brief report from the event.

Dominic Raab appointed Brexit Secretary

By NICVA 9 Jul 2018 Philip Mynes

Dominic Raab MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

50% off rooms at NICVA this Summer

By NICVA 4 Jul 2018 Neil Wilson

Are you running an event, conference, meeting or training session over the Summer? Then be sure to take a look at NICVA’s sizzling summer offer.

Implementation of recommendations from the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths

By NICVA 3 Jul 2018 Neil Wilson

NICVA has welcomed the update on work to implement the recommendations of the public inquiry report on Hyponatraemia-related deaths, published by the Department of Health.

Launch of an Independent Review of the PIP Assessment Process

By NICVA 28 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlister

The review of the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) process undertaken by Walter Rader was launched today (28th June 2018).

June Brexit Update

By NICVA 27 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlister

It has been a busy few weeks for the government in terms of Brexit developments and ongoing pressure from both inside and outside the world of politics.

GrantTracker Summer Discount

By NICVA 26 Jun 2018 Lynn Kennedy

Throughout July and August NICVA Members can get a year's access to GrantTracker for just £90.

HSC Transformation: Community Development Work Stream reports

By NICVA 25 Jun 2018 Neil Wilson

Working closely with local communities to tackle health inequalities and help everyone live healthier lives is the central theme of a report published today as part of the work progressing under the Health and Social Care Transformation Programme.

Guide to events with NICVA

By NICVA 20 Jun 2018 Neil Wilson

NICVA has been hosting, running and facilitating events and training at its Belfast headquarters since 2002, so you could say that we’ve picked up a few tips in that time.

Measuring the performance of your digital channels

By NICVA 20 Jun 2018 Neil Wilson

As part of a series of articles on improving your digital capacity, NICVA Information Officer Neil Wilson writes about measuring your impact online.

What does Brexit really mean for us? Case Studies from the voluntary and community sector

By NICVA 20 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlister

Almost two years on from the referendum on the membership of the EU, many questions still remain unanswered about what impact Brexit will have here in Northern Ireland.

Data Protection Toolkit - Personal Data Breaches: are you prepared?

By NICVA 15 Jun 2018 Bob Harper

Whatever security measures you might have in place, you can never be 100% safe from a breach. A breach could lead to an investigation from the regulator, resulting in potential enforcement action against your organisation. Being prepared is essential.

Summary of discussions from the Fundraising Regulation Seminar (12/06/2018)

By NICVA 15 Jun 2018 Lynn Kennedy

An article detailing some of the comments, questions and answers from the Roundtable and Panel sessions at the Fundraising Regulation Seminar

Useful resources from the Fundraising Regulation Seminar

By NICVA 14 Jun 2018 Sandra Bailie

There was a full house in NICVA for the fundraising regulation seminar on 12 June with Stephen Dunmore CEO of the Fundraising Regulator.

Guest Post: Handling Fundraising Complaints

By NICVA 14 Jun 2018 Lynn Kennedy

The fourth blog in a series by the Fundraising Regulator. In this one Sarah Fox, Head of Casework, focuses on the first lesson of donor dissatisfaction: Don’t get complaints about your complaints process!

First learners complete online Coaching and Mentoring training

By NICVA 9 Jun 2018 Sandra Bailie

We are delighted our first 20 learners have completed the online learning part of their ILM training from March to May through our partnership with Global Management Academy, with another 20 currently participating in online courses.

NICS Outcomes Delivery Plan 2018/19. Too Long; Didn't Read

By NICVA 6 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On Monday, (4 June) the NICS set out the actions that NI departments intend to take during 2018/19 to take forward the previously stated objectives of improving wellbeing for all by tackling disadvantage and promoting economic growth. 

Health Transformation Update

By NICVA 1 Jun 2018 Seamus McAleavey

The Department of Health has provided an update on progress in health transformation including the Encompass Programme which will introduce a digital integrated health and care record to Northern Ireland.

Spam email offering supposed Attendee List for fake NICVA event

By NICVA 1 Jun 2018 Stephen Gray

We've had a couple of reports about a spam email that sent from "Mina Wylie, Marketing Executive" offering attendee lists for a supposed NICVA event. 

GDPR and Encryption

By NICVA 31 May 2018 Ian Kelly

With GDPR now in effect, appropriate technical measures including, but not limited to encryption in certain forms will be a requirement. This guide is to help reduce the confusion surrounding the different types.


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