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Great GrantTracker Offer: 13 months for the price of 12

30 Mar 2015 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFunding, Fundraising

Now more than ever charities and voluntary groups are having to look for new sources of funding.  GrantTracker can help you do this.

Black Thursday for Voluntary and Community Sector

27 Mar 2015 Seamus McAleaveyPolicy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI

Thursday 26 March 2015 was a bad day for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.  

Meeting the change challenge

26 Mar 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentTraining

NICVA’s new training calendar April – September 2015 is now ready to view on our website.

Innovation conference - Development, Design and Delivery

25 Mar 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPublic Sector Reform, Policy & Public Affairs, Centre for Economic EmpowermentPublic Procurement, Policy, Public Sector Reform

NICVA and the Chief Executive's Forums conference on innovation in public service delivery saw speakers from the public, private and voluntary and community sectors address delegates on innovative processes and practices.

Pity the poor children of the cuts

25 Mar 2015 Nick GarbuttEducation

We could all end up paying a very high price for cuts to Early Years services, Scope explores the implications.

Cinderella Premier

24 Mar 2015 Elizabeth HendronCommunicationsNo Topics

Over 350 peopled joined NICVA's Honorary President Kenneth Branagh at the premier of Cinderella.

Gender quotas? Do me a favour - politicians are all the same anyway

23 Mar 2015 Guest AuthorPolitics, Equality

Political commentator Alex Kane explains why quotas for female politicians will never get his vote.

Saving the Festival is like nailing legs to a cadaver and telling it to walk

23 Mar 2015 Guest AuthorThe Arts

Tom Collins who had oversight of the Belfast Festival at Queens for 11 years explains why he believes it cannot be saved. 

Training Accreditation at NICVA - meeting the change challenge

13 Mar 2015 Roisin KellyTraining and Skills DevelopmentTraining

The only thing constant is change and this year with the new super councils forming, welfare reform, budget cuts, public procurement and charity registration, specific changes are presenting themselves to the sector.

A Trip to the Dentist – Embracing the challenge of change in Northern Ireland

5 Mar 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNI, Local Government ReformCollaborationNI

Working in CollaborationNI, I am constantly reminded that one of the biggest challenges facing the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors is the challenge of change.  Facing it can feel as unwanted as a trip to the dentist.

NICVA Response to Rate Rebate Scheme Consultation

26 Feb 2015 Bob HarperPolicy & Public Affairs, Welfare Reform, Centre for Economic Empowerment, Investing in SocietyWelfare Reform, Rates

This is NICVA's response to the Department of Finance and Personnel's consultation 'Long-term Options for Rates Rebate Replacement Scheme'

To merge or not to merge

26 Feb 2015 Andrew TalbotCollaborationNICollaborationNI

What is involved in a typical voluntary and community sector merger?If you are curious about what a voluntary and community sector merger involves, this should answer your questions.

Help with focusing on impact

25 Feb 2015 Sandra BailieInspiring ImpactTraining, inspiring impact

Almost fifty people from the voluntary and community sector have been introduced to the resources available through the Inspiring Impact programme and had the opportunity to discuss their practice at one of NICVA’s masterclasses.

Why some partnerships fail

12 Feb 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

Working in CollaborationNI-our challenge is to make partnerships work.  However, even with the best support, like with human partnerships, some fail. In the spirit of Valentine's here are some of my thoughts on why this happens.

Seven steps to success in local government reform?

9 Feb 2015 Leeann KellyLocal Government Reform, CollaborationNICollaborationNI

Focusing on something bigger! Facing the challenge of Local Government Reform in Causeway Coast and Glens with Seven Steps to Success?

Policy Reboot

30 Jan 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy Hack

NICVA wants to reinvigorate how the voluntary and community sector engages in policy work and how we interact with our members on policy issues.

No taxation without representation: Labour should stand

26 Jan 2015 Nick GarbuttNo Topics

Scope editor Nick Garbutt on why Labour should stand in Northern Ireland.

Charity registration – not everyone has got the message

21 Jan 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity Regulation, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission issued a December deadline for all charitable organisations to make themselves known to the Commission however there are still organisations which have not already done so.

Supporting People saves public purse £125m per year

20 Jan 2015 Elizabeth HendronPolicy & Public Affairs, Centre for Economic EmpowermentNo Topics

Research carried out for NICVA has revealed that every £1 spent on the £65m Supporting People programme saves the public purse £1.90.

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