News & Events

Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) are inviting applications for funding from eligible organisations under the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2019-2022. Details about the new programme and the application process is available on https://www.pobal.ie/programmes/scheme-to-support-national-organisations-ssno/. The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Thursday 31st January, 2019.

Carmichael are participating in the ‘Developing effective and accountable nonprofits’ seminar to be held on the 6th of March 2019 (9am – 1pm) in Technology University Dublin, Blanchardstown Campus.

Irish Nonprofit organisations are facing unprecedented challenges, with increased demand, difficulties in raising funds, increased regulation and reduced trust in the sector. This seminar will explore how the sector can respond through improved governance standards and greater accountability through the provision of performance information. Speakers include Professor Noel Hyndman, Professor Emeritus in Accounting at Queen’s University Belfast, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, Carmichael and Dr. Francis McGeough, Lecturer in Accounting, Technology University Dublin. The seminar is free of charge but prior registration is necessary. For more details and to register for this seminar see Eventbrite ‘Developing effective and accountable nonprofits‘.

View https://www.carmichaelireland.ie/about-us/vacancies/ for more information on current C.E. vacancies.

Google.org is contributing €1M to 15 organisations dedicated to tackling important social issues and creating opportunity for Dublin. Local nonprofits and social enterprises are invited to submit innovative proposals and 15 finalists will receive €50,000 grants, training and volunteer support from Google. Applications due December 6 2018. For more information visit https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/dublin2018.

Congratulations to all the winners for the 2018 Good Governance Awards!! A big thanks to everyone who submitted their entries this year, keep up the good work.

 

For the Annual Report & Financial Statements Awards:

Category 1 Winner – Care Alliance

Category 2 Winner – Aidlink

Category 3 Winner – Camara Education

Category 4 Winner – CMRF Crumlin

Category 5 Winner – Trócaire

 

For the Best Governance Improvement Initiative Awards:

Category 1 Winner – Proudly Made in Africa

Proudly Made in Africa implemented a series of measures to improve its governance: an enhanced accounting system, governance handbook, governance training, establishment of a governance sub-committee to oversee a range of governance reviews and updates, and the redesign of the annual report.

Category 2 Winner – Irish Girl Guides

Irish Girl Guides implemented an updated financial reporting system to produce consolidated accounts for its 570 units across the country.

Category 3 Winner – The Care Trust

The Care Trust designed and developed a new Risk Register Dashboard to enhance the Board’s oversight of the organisation’s risk management.

Category 4 Winner – Extern Ireland

Extern Ireland developed and implemented a new Governance Action Plan to improve its governance.

Category 5 Winner – Central Remedial Clinic

Central Remedial Clinic developed and implemented of a new stakeholder engagement programme ‘Keeping Connected’’.

Charity Trustees’ Week aims to recognise and celebrate the key role which volunteer charity trustees play in the governance and leadership of charities across Ireland. Charity Trustees’ Week is organised by a steering committee which includes Boardmatch Ireland, Charities Institute Ireland, Carmichael, Charities Regulator, Dóchas, Volunteer Ireland and The Wheel.

For Charity Trustees’ Week, Carmichael will be hosting a number of workshops and events:

13th November – Board Roles and Responsibilities workshop

14th November – Introduction to Risk Management Webinar (Closed session.)

14th November – Carmichael Board Chairs’ Network event (Fully booked.)

15th November – The Role of the Company Secretary workshop Fully booked.)

15th November – Good Governance Awards Night (By invitation only.)

The list of events for the week is available to view https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en/information-for-charities/charity-trustees-week-2018

The Charities Regulator has published the Charities Governance Code which can be downloaded here. Further information can be found on https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en/information-for-charities/charities-governance-code.

Our CEO Diarmaid speaks with Dublin City FM about the new Carmichael Brand

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