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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 KellyCollaborationNICollaboration, partnership

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.

State of the Sector Explores Volunteering in the VCSE Sector

23 Sep 2016 Rachel ShannonResearchState of the Sector, Research

NICVA’s latest State of the Sector research sheds light on the size, scope and finances of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector in a brand new online format. This article focuses on the Volunteering section of the research. 

Automatic re-enrolment – Update

19 Sep 2016 Una McKernanHRPensions

Since 2012 employers have been trying to get to grips with auto enrolment and now, just when many larger employers who first auto enrolled might feel they’re comfortable with the process, along comes automatic re-enrolment.

Good Governance and Charity reporting seminars

15 Sep 2016 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance GroupGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Developing Governance Group in association with the Charity Commission and local support networks are hosting a roadshow of seminars focusing on the new accounting and reporting regulations and the revised code of good governance. 

Charity Commission NI launch research into public trust and confidence in charities

8 Sep 2016 Sandra BailieResearch, Governance and Charity AdviceNo Topics

The Department for Communities Minister, Paul Givan MLA has launched the Charity Commission NI's Public trust and confidence in charities research report 2016.

Making Community Planning work for the people

8 Sep 2016 Leeann KellyCollaborationNINo Topics

Newry, Mourne and Down Council, like all councils across Northern Ireland are engaged in a process that will make community planning the integral way we do things.  

State of the Sector Explores Organisations' Outlook for the Year Ahead

5 Sep 2016 Rachel ShannonResearchResearch, State of the Sector

The latest State of the Sector research sheds light on the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland in a brand new online format. This article focuses on the Future Issues section of the research. 

Autumn governance training series

1 Sep 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Finance

Charity trustees are ultimately responsible for the charities which they govern and have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice. 

NICVA Launch NI Faith Map Project

1 Sep 2016 Rachel ShannonFaith based engagement, ResearchResearch, NI Faith Map

NICVA is sending out a call to all faith-based organisations to sign up to their exciting new 'NI Faith Map' project.  

NICVA’s State of the Sector Profiles the VCSE Sector

22 Aug 2016 Rachel ShannonRISPResearch, State of the Sector

NICVA’s latest State of the Sector research sheds light on the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland in a brand new online format. This article focuses on the Profile section of the research. 

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