About Us

Carmichael is a leading specialist training and support body for nonprofits in Ireland. Our training, support and resources enable our members and partners to be:

  • Better informed and equipped to carry out their own remits more effectively
  • Aware of and able to employ best practice for good governance
  • Better networked with and supported by peer organisations
  • More efficient and effectively run so that they are trusted by their funders and supporters.

With over 30 years’ experience based on a foundation of 45 resident organisations we provide expert guidance to nonprofits to support them to become more effective and impactful at what they do. We believe good governance is the beating heart of a healthy nonprofit sector.

Carmichael as an accommodation provider also believes that by co-locating in a shared space, pooling resources and tapping into peer support and services, that resident organisations in both Carmichael House and Coleraine House can save time, reduce cost, upskill and thereby, focus more on delivering quality services to their beneficiaries.

Our Mission

To successfully support nonprofits nationwide as they navigate their unique journey. Through our deep understanding and sector expertise, we support nonprofit organisations to become more effective on their often complicated and challenging journey to success. 

Our Vision

An Ireland where nonprofits have access to the expert guidance and support they need.

Our Values


Carmichael is unique in the sheer volume of work that occurs on the ground with our 45 resident members and our hundreds of partners in the nonprofit sector who use our services and supports on an ongoing basis. Through exposure, understanding and subsequent tailoring of training, services and supports, Carmichael builds useful and impactful tools to ensure our work results in empowered members and partners, who are better equipped to carry out their valuable remits.


Carmichael consistently engages with organisations confronted with challenges and crises to provide guidance, perspective and new skills. We set out to ensure that every single action we take has a beneficial and generative impact on the partners and members we engage with on a day to day basis. Our continued existence and relevance depends entirely on the effectiveness of our engagements. We exist to support, professionalise and build the capacity of nonprofits in Ireland.


Good Governance is one of Carmichael’s core beliefs. A key element of this is transparency and accountability. Without this, organisations become inward looking, stagnant and lose their objectivity and effectiveness as nonprofits.


As with so many organisations in the sector, Carmichael was born from a crisis. When faced with potential extinction we fought, and would not take no for an answer. That same resolute passion remains at the heart of the organisation – we believe in the absolute necessity of our mission to build capacity in the nonprofit sector and we will continue to work tirelessly towards the achievement of that ambition.