Insight and latest updates from our team

NICVA's Conversation Zone at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

By NICVA 23 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on 16 November at the Millennium Forum in Derry.

NICVA maintains Investors in People Gold accreditation

By NICVA 23 Oct 2019 Heather Wilson

NICVA staff and Executive Committee were delighted this year to maintain the Investors in People Gold accreditation, first awarded to NICVA in 2012 and subsequently in 2015.

Google Digital Garage Event Summary

By NICVA 22 Oct 2019 Heather Wilson

On 27 September 2019 NICVA facilitated a Google Digital Garage seminar offering the sector free training in digital skills.

31 Oct - Charity annual reporting deadline

By NICVA 21 Oct 2019 Denise Copeland

If your registered charity's financial year is 1 January - 31 December then you will have a deadline of 31 October in which to submit your annual monitoring return to the Charity Commission.   

Update on "Everything but the Grant" Conference

By NICVA 6 Oct 2019 Lynn Kennedy

2nd October saw over 60 people take part in a NICVA event aimed at increasing knowledge, skills and confidence in generating income from sources other than grants.

What's in the NI Environment Strategy Consultation?

By NICVA 4 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

In September, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a consultation seeking views on Northern Ireland's first environment strategy.

Advice for Brexit Preparation

By NICVA 4 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

With only a matter of weeks until the 31 October there is still huge uncertainty about whether the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal. 

Consultation on changes to the application for registration and the Annual Return Regulations 2019

By NICVA 25 Sep 2019 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on proposed changes that it would like to make to both the application for charity registration and the annual monitoring return. 

Electoral Commission issues new guidance on ‘non-party’ campaigning

By NICVA 25 Sep 2019 Geoff Nuttall

The Electoral Commission has just published new guidance on the regulation of campaign spending by ‘non-party campaigners’ around election periods

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.

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