First Brexit Roundtable with Secretary of State

16 Dec 2016 Jenna MaghieBrexit & BeyondEU Referendum and Brexit

On Wednesday 15th December NICVA hosted the first in a series of themed roundtable Brexit discussions with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire MP.

Christmas Food Drive – Donations needed

12 Dec 2016 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

NICVA are participating as a collection point for the North Belfast food bank to help local people in food crisis. 

Queen's Graduates Play Key Role in NICVA's Research Team

9 Dec 2016 Rachel ShannonFaith based engagementResearch

NICVA recently participated in an Internship Programme with Queen's University and Santander, and through the scheme employed two Research Interns to support the Research Team. This article sheds light on their contribution to the NICVA team. 

First update on progress of the NI Fundraising Regulation consultation

29 Nov 2016 Lynn KennedyFundraising Regulation, FundraisingNo Topics

Progress on the set up of the NI Fundraising Regulation Working Group and decision on how fundraising will be voluntarily regulated in NI pending the result of a full sector consultation.

NICVA Launches NI Faith Survey

11 Nov 2016 Rachel ShannonFaith based engagementViewfinder (Research), State of the Sector

NICVA has launched a short online survey for all faith based organisations in Northern Ireland. If you are a faith based organisation we would love to hear from you. 

Charity Trustee Conference on Understanding Charity Finance

10 Nov 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation, Finance

Tuesday’s charity trustee conference on understanding charity finance attracted a good number of board members and employees from a wide range of charitable organisations, both large and small.

NICVA Viewfinder Reveals Sector's Brexit Concerns

10 Nov 2016 Rachel ShannonBrexit & Beyond, ResearchResearch, Viewfinder (Research)

NICVA recently disseminated a Viewfinder Survey to members which aimed to explore how Brexit might impact the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. This article shares key findings from the survey. 

Alliance Contracting - Building New Collaborations

8 Nov 2016 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

Alliance Contracting, is this the answer to radically change how public services are delivered through a partnership between Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector and the Public Sector?

Avoid the Pitfalls of Partnership Working – and Write it down!

7 Nov 2016 Andrew TalbotCollaborationNICollaborationNI

One of the key foundation stones for success in collaborative working is a fully negotiated and carefully drafted written agreement- and we can help.

Trustees’ Week 2016 (7 – 13 November)

3 Nov 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees

Trustees’ Week 2016 celebrates the UK’s 1 million trustees and promotes the benefits of volunteering to be a trustee. This year Trustees’ Week focuses on good governance and the skills needed to make trustees effective leaders. 

Recognising the vital role trustees play

31 Oct 2016 Sandra BailieGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees, leadership

Trustees’ week, beginning 7 November, is a great opportunity to recognise the vital work that the thousands of trustees in Northern Ireland do to lead and serve their organisations. 

The Programme for Government signals a new departure

28 Oct 2016 Seamus McAleaveyPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Northern Ireland Executive have agreed and issued their draft Programme for Government for consultation on Friday 28 October 2016.  It’s the second major announcement of the week.

Partnership working: Thrive or Die

27 Oct 2016 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

Partnership working is almost spoken about as a given, something that will simply happen when you get people to work together.  However, it is a practice that will only happen when people commit to making it happen.

Health and Wellbeing 2026 - Too Long; Didn’t Read

26 Oct 2016 Jenna MaghieTransforming Our HealthPolicy

On 25th of October, informed by the Bengoa Report, the Health Minister announced the publication of the document Health and Wellbeing 2026; Delivering Together.

NICVA Conversation Zone - UUP Conference 2016

20 Oct 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy

Following the success of previous years NICVA will once again be hosting our Conversation Zone at this Saturday's (22nd October) UUP Party Conference.

Social Innovation Decoded Workshops

14 Oct 2016 Susan CoffeyTraining and Skills DevelopmentSocial innovation

Do you want to learn more about social innovation? What it is and how you can use it to improve what you do and how you do it? NICVA are running 7 Social Innovation Decoded workshops throughout Northern Ireland in the last quarter of 2016

National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2016

10 Oct 2016 Alex HastingsHRHR

The national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2016 are outlined below.

NICVA meet with Minister for Exiting the EU

7 Oct 2016 Lisa McElherronBrexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsEU Referendum and Brexit

On Thursday 6 October 2016 UK Minister Robin Walker MP visited NICVA to discuss a broad range of issues around the UK’s exit from the EU.

State of the Sector Profiles the VCSE Workforce

30 Sep 2016 Rachel ShannonResearchResearch, State of the Sector, HR

NICVA’s latest State of the Sector research sheds light on the size, scope and finances of the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland in a brand new online format. This article focuses on the Workforce section of the research. 

Communities Minister sets out priorities for sector

28 Sep 2016 Lisa McElherronResearch, Policy & Public AffairsState of the Sector, Research, Policy, Volunteering

NICVA members from across Northern Ireland got together on 28th September for the official launch of the new State of the Sector research and a special Ministerial address from Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA.


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