Groups need to diversify their fundraising and ensure they have durable and reliable sources of income to take them into the future. By developing a fundraising mix groups can be more sustainable and reduce the risk of having too much funding concentrated in one source. We provide resources, training and guidance on how to develop your fundraising techniques and sources. Find out more on our Fundraising Hub.

Guest Blog: The Chartered Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland

19 Feb 2024Jocelyn Horton Fundraisingprofessional, Fundraising

Paul Montgomery, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved. 

Fundraising Regulator consults on The Code of Fundraising Practice

18 Sep 2023Sandra Bailie Fundraising RegulationFundraising, code of fundraising practice

On 14 September The Fundraising Regulator met with NICVA members to outline the support they provide and inform the sector about their current consultation of the Code of Fundraising Practice.

Building Support from Donors and Volunteer Fundraisers

23 May 2023Jocelyn Horton FundraisingFundraising, marketing, Network building

Glenn Oakes, Caboodle Fundraising, facilitated the Building Support from Donors and Volunteer Fundraisers training, as part of the Cost of Fundraising series, supported by the Department for Communities.

NICVA take on the marathon in aid of Sunshine Foundation Romania

28 Apr 2023Shauna O'Neill undefinedFundraising

This Sunday, staff and former staff from NICVA will be pounding the streets of Belfast in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.  

Support for Cost of Living Squeeze

15 Mar 2023Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentFundraising, GrantTracker, leadership, Training, ILM

NICVA is offering support to organisations facing the Cost of Living squeeze - Bursaries for a ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and free one-year subscription to GrantTracker.

Highlights from 2022 from Organisational Development Team

13 Dec 2022Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentorganisational development, Governance, Fundraising, Training

The Organisational Development Team has enjoyed serving our members and working with the wider sector in 2022. From the day to day information, advice, support and training to special initiatives we have adapted and developed to meet your needs.

Supporting our sector through the cost-of-living crisis

24 Oct 2022Sandra Bailie FundraisingGovernance, cost of living crisis, Fundraising, Lobbying, Policy and Public Affairs

In the midst of the cost-of-living crisis our communities need our sector more than ever before. However, voluntary and community organisations are facing unprecedented challenges. This article outlines the support that NICVA provides.

Charities and the cost-of-living crisis

14 Apr 2022Jocelyn Horton Fundraisingcost of living crisis, Fundraising

Being concerned about rising costs is something that many charities and voluntary organisations are potentially facing as inflation has climbed to historic levels. 

Guest Blog: Putting Volunteering at the Heart of Business

13 Apr 2022Jocelyn Horton FundraisingFundraising, Volunteering, corporate partnerships, Business in the Community

Lauren Cunningham, Community Engagement Manager at Business in the Community, discusses the role of businesses supporting the voluntary and community sector.

Guest Blog: Getting started with using ads on Facebook for fundraising

23 Mar 2022Jocelyn Horton FundraisingFundraising, digital, digital fundraising, Social Media

If you’re looking to try advertising on Facebook to recruit new donors, Tori Arthurs, Supporter Recruitment Manager at Friends of the Earth gives some pointers to get your project off the ground.