Accelerator Programme

NICVA is working with The Community Foundation for NI and Department for Communities to deliver the Accelerator Programme, to improve the skills and confidence of people in our sector and strengthen organisations at this critical time. Here you can access our webinar recordings on a variety of topics along with all the resources mentioned during the webinars.

You can also sign up for our upcoming webinars here.

Measuring your impact (CFNI) recording

20 Mar 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme, impact practice, Webinar Recordings

On 11 March 2021 we held another webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department of Communities on the topic of Measuring Impact. 

Introduction to Business Planning (CFNI) Recording

4 Mar 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme, Webinar Recordings, Social Enterprise

Stephen McGarry from Workwest delivered a session on Introduction to Business Planning on 17 February as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities. This article has a recording of the session.

Digital Fundraising CFNI recording

1 Mar 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Development, Fundraising, CommunicationsAccelerator Programme, Webinar Recordings, digital, Fundraising

This webinar on Digital Fundraising was part of the CFNI Accelerator programme and delivered by professional fundraisers: Nadine Campbell, Matthew Allen and Rosie Forsythe.

Using LinkedIn to Connect Recording

17 Feb 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Development, CommunicationsAccelerator Programme, Webinar Recordings, Social Media

Camilla Long from Bespoke Communications delivered a session on Using LinkedIn to connect on 11 February as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by The Department for Communities.

Starting a Social Enterprise resources

15 Feb 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme, Social Enterprise

Amanda Johnston from Social Enterprise NI (SENI) along with 3 social enterprises delivered a session on Starting a social enterprise as part of the CFNI programme funded by Department for Communities. 

Social Media for fundraising recording

11 Feb 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme, Social Media, Fundraising, Webinar Recordings

Louise Brogan from Social Bee delivered a session on using social media for fundraising as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme, funded by Department for Communities.

Accelerator Programme empowers voluntary sector

29 Jan 2021Shauna O'Neill Training and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme

Margaret Connolly from Monkstown Village Initiatives explains how she has benefited from the new skills and relationships she gained through taking part in the Accelerator programme.

Podcast: Capacity building in the Third sector

29 Jan 2021Shauna O'Neill Training and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme

Siofra Healy, Director of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for NI and Sandra Bailie, Head of Organisational Development at NICVA discuss the capacity programme and the need for more of similar programmes to grow capacity in the sector.

Preparing to Tender - webinar recording and resources

7 Dec 2020Shauna O'Neill Fundraising, Training and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme, Fundraising, Webinar Recordings

On 3 December Úna McKernan from NICVA delivered a webinar on Preparing to Tender as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities (DfC). 

Developing corporate partnerships - recording and resources

11 Nov 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Development, FundraisingFundraising, Training, Webinar Recordings, Accelerator Programme

On 11 November we hosted a webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by Department for Communities on Developing Corporate Partnerships. This was delivered by Hilary Hanberry from Business in the Community with guest speakers.