Certified Charity Trustee Programme with TU Dublin
14 Mar 2023
The Level 6 Certified Charity Trustee Programme aims to provide learners with a broad understanding of the governance framework guiding Organisations and an understanding and appreciation of the organisational behaviours within an organisation. This will allow the learner to be informed and confident in their roles. This predominantly online 1 year part time programme has…
Increasing Board Effectiveness Webinar
14 Mar 2023
Webinar March 29th 2.30pm Join Carmichael CEO Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Patrick Downes and Edward Rees to hear best practices on how your governing board can increase its effectiveness. Board effectiveness holds many definitions depending on the industry, mission, organisation size, local legislature, challenges and tasks at hand, and more. However, there are some common factors…
Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Governance Dilemma
10 Mar 2023
Wednesday, April 26th, 1.10pm-2pm In this webinar our panel of experts will discuss a real governance issue which an Irish nonprofit has faced and suggest actions to take. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask governance-related questions. Book your place here. This webinar is a live discussion based on Carmichael’s Governance…
Carmichael Seeks Assessors for the Good Governance Awards
28 Feb 2023
Carmichael is seeking voluntary assessors to join the panel for the Good Governance Awards 2023. Assessors score up to a maximum of 4 annual reports between June 1st to September 29th, with September 18th-29th expected to be the busiest period. Assessors attend a briefing session and then use a scoring template provided by Carmichael to mark the…
Governance Dilemma Newsletter
22 Feb 2023
In each edition of the Governance Dilemma newsletter, we will look at a real-life challenge that a Board has faced and consider a range of responses. This was known as Trustees’ Quandary and changed to Governance Dilemma in March 2023. If you would like to join the mailing list, sign up here. For an…
Discover more about the inspiring work of our resident member organisations, their impact and the difference they make to communities across the country. Our featured story is Show Racism the Red Card.
Show Racism the Red Card is a charity set up to tackle racism. Through producing education resources harnessing the profile of sports starts, we reach up to 20,000 young people through our programme of activities. Our activities include:
- Anti Racism workshops / training
- Wear Red Day against racism
- Anti Racism Creative Competition
- Football Against Racism in Europe fortnight
- Club Welcome refugees
We moved to the Carmichael Centre as the best option for a small charity. Carmichael provides low cost office space, shared office facilities including postage, printing, reception and finance support services. We benefited from good governance code training and as a consequence were one of the first of 300 out of 8,000 charities to be fully compliant. Carmichael is a good space to support small organisations who are limited by resources. It provides a space and resource to allow a small organisation have as big an impact as possible. There is a case for a similar model to be in other cities, we are lucky to have Carmichael in Dublin.
Social Innovation Ireland have announced three new funds.
If your innovative project creates impact through sports, arts and culture, or is focused on early childhood outcomes then Learn more here.
Have you submitted your entry for this year’s Good Governance Awards?
Remember this year there is a new award type for “Best Governance Improvement Initiative”
Final entry deadline 14th September 2018
The Department of Children & Youth Affairs has announcing a €100,000 grant scheme to make services across the country more accessible to LGBTI+ young people.
The funding is the first of a number of announcements as the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy becomes a reality.
Now in its third year, the Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland. The 2018 application process is now open and the closing date for entries is 14th September, 2018.
This year there is a new award type for “Best Governance Improvement Initiative”. This new award will recognise initiatives that have been taken in the last 12-18 months to improve the quality of your governance. Entries for this award will need to set out (briefly – max 750 words) the governance issue(s) that were addressed, the actions taken, and the impact that this has had for your organisation.
On behalf of Carmichael, thank you to everyone who attended and took part in our annual fundraiser the 2018 Dublin May Choral Concert. This concert is a flagship event in the choral calendar and takes place annually in the beautiful setting of St Patrick’s Cathedral. This year the theme was Mozart’s Requiem with pieces by Bach, Grieg and Schutz. The event attracted a large crowd from home and abroad and the ongoing support we receive every year allows us to continue the vital work that we do both locally and nationally and through the provision of our shared services facilities.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our performers and soloists to the Young Euroepan Strings Chamber Orchestra and to the ongoing support of the wonderful Goethe-Institut Choir. To our volunteers on the night, those who attended on the night and the staff of St Patricks Cathedral we are deeply grateful for your support.
This event was proudly sponsored in 2018 by Arthur Cox, Bar of Ireland, BHP Insurance, CRH, Eversheds Sutherland, KPMG, Quilter Cheviot, Quinn Downes and Xilinx. We would also like to acknowledge Independent News & Media and Dublin City FM for your promotional support of this event. To all of the above organisations – a sincere thank you.