Poverty has many faces
6 Mar 2023Ryan Miller undefinedPoverty, Social Policy, Sector Issues, Social Security, Mental Health
New research reaffirms an old oddity – Northern Ireland has the lowest rate of poverty of any UK region. However, that’s not the whole story.
The growing role of charities in society must be embraced
8 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefinedThird Sector, Sector Issues, Funding, Economy, Environment, Social Policy
A huge new report, years in the making, says that the community and voluntary sector’s increasing importance needs to be fully embraced. The private, public and third sectors all need to work together to build the best-possible future.
The third sector in a digital world: room for improvement
1 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefineddigital, Sector Issues, Funding, Cybersecurity
Research from late last year shows that organisations in Northern Ireland are not all fully comfortable in the modern digital age – but, with a bit of support, the right improvements are achievable.
Data is growing. How it grows is up to us.
6 Jan 2023Ryan Miller undefinedData, Human Rights, Health, Big Data, Sector Issues, Social Policy, Privacy
Does big data provide an opportunity to improve the world? Can our personal info be used for nefarious ends? The answer to both is yes, potentially. Everyone should have an educated say in how we, as a society, use data.
NICVA's Manifesto for Change - Unlocking the Full Potential of Voluntary and Community Action in NI
26 Jan 2021Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsSector Issues
NICVA is seeking sector feedback on our Manifesto for Change which sets out how government can work with the sector to unlock the full potential of community and voluntary action in Northern Ireland.
Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2015
11 Feb 2016Rachel Shannon ResearchSector Issues, Charitable giving, State of the Sector
NICVA's latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examined who donated to charity, how much they gave and the causes they supported. This year's Survey also examined participation in social media fundraising campaigns.
NICVA Launches 2016 Sector Forecast Survey
7 Jan 2016Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Sector Issues, Viewfinder (Research), Politics
NICVA has launched their 2016 Sector Forecast Survey. The Survey was sent to over 4,000 organisations and this is your opportunity to tell us about what you think 2016 holds for your organisation.
State of the Sector Survey Goes Live
14 Oct 2015Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues
NICVA has launched its 7th State of the Sector survey. The survey has been circulated to nearly 4,500 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and we need to hear from you.
Older people: "undervalued, unappreciated, patronised"
8 Oct 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues, Health
Claire Keatinge has plenty to say as she reflects on her four years in office as Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.
Health reform quietly gathers pace
25 Sep 2015Nick Garbutt Health, Sector Issues
Behind the headlines progress is being made in implementing the flagship Transforming Your Care programme, Scope reports.