News & Events

In the last week of June, our CEO Diarmaid delivered governance sessions in the six counties of Munster in partnership with the Volunteer Centres in Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford. The theme of the sessions was the changing operating landscape for nonprofits, focusing on the Charities Act Amendment and the Gambling Regulation Bills currently working their way through the legislative process, compliance with the Charities Governance Code, concerns received by the Charities Regulator and the Good Governance Awards which is now open for entries.

Diarmaid wrote a brief reflection following these sessions.  Read in full here.

Mon, 14 November 2022, 08:30am – 10:00am

Carmichael 4 Brunswick Street North D07 RHA8 Dublin 7

TU Dublin & Carmichael invites you to a discussion on How Organisational Behaviour Affects the Performance & Effectiveness of a Charity.

The impact of a charity is visible through the effectiveness of its support to the service users and their experience with the charity. Impactful charities have demonstrated their agility to respond to the needs of service users, while still effectively following good governance as per the Charities Governance Code.

In this seminar we will discuss how this agility is achieved through organisational behaviour and how this can improve organisational decision-making.

From here we will introduce the new Charity Trustee Programme (NFQ level 6). This predominantly online 1 year part-time programme has been designed in partnership by Carmichael and TU Dublin with the aim of addressing the requirement for a charity trustee to have a deep understanding of their roles and obligations.

The event will begin with teas and coffees at 8.30am and the discussion will begin at 9am.

The event is free but prior registration is required.

This event is part of #TrusteesWeekIrl. For a full schedule of events see

Charity Trustees Week 2022 (

Tue, 15 November 2022, 08:30am – 10:00am

Carmichael 4 Brunswick Street North D07 RHA8 Dublin 7

To mark the launch of his book “Governing with Purpose: How to lead a brilliant board – a guide for charity trustees”, Brian Cavanagh will be in conversation with Carmichael CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, about some of the book’s key insights and guidance for charity trustees. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is free but prior registration is required.

This event is part of #TrusteesWeekIrl. For a full schedule of events see

Charity Trustees Week 2022 (



Carmichael, in partnership with a number of Volunteer Centres and Waterford PPN, are organising a series of free workshops for non-profit organisations on “Developing your Annual Report”.

The aim of this practical hands-on workshop is to understand the preparation of the Annual Report from the perspective of the Board Members, Directors, Trustees.

Each workshop covers the basics of what is required in an annual report and then focuses on how to use the annual report as a way of showing the public, your members and funders how good your organisation is. The session will involve presentations and working in groups. These workshops are aimed at smaller charities (annual income of less than €250,000), particularly, at charities with income of less than €50,000.

The workshops are free thanks to the support of Community Foundation Ireland.

For more details and to register, contact the relevant Volunteer Centre or PPN.

Date Local Volunteer Centre/PPN   Time Event Booking link
Feb 9 Kildare Volunteer Centre    10.30am-12.30pm Event booking link
Feb 11 Dublin City Volunteer Centre   10.30am-12.30pm Event Booking Link
Feb 15 Tipperary Volunteer Centre   2.30pm-4.30pm Sold out
Feb 18 Fingal Volunteer Centre   10.30am-12.30pm Event Booking Link
Feb 24 Kerry Volunteer Centre   10am-12pm Not yet available
Mar 1 Cork Volunteer Centre   2.30pm-4.30pm Event Booking Link
Mar 2 Cork Volunteer Centre    2.30pm-4.30pm Not yet available
Mar 3 Kerry VC   10am-12pm
Mar 4 Dublin South Volunteer Centre   10.30am-12.30pm Not yet available
Mar 11 Fingal Volunteer Centre   10.30am-12.30pm Event Booking Link
Mar 22 Longford Volunteer Centre    10.30am-12.30pm Event Booking Link
Mar 23 Waterford PPN    10.30am-12.30pm Event Booking Link
Mar 25 Donegal Volunteer Centre   11am-1pm Not yet available
Mar 26 ICE Dublin   10am-12pm Not yet available
Mar 25 Donegal Volunteer Centre   7pm-9pm Not yet available
Mar 30 Galway VC   10.30am-12.30pm Not yet available
Mar 31 Tipperary CV   10.30am-12.30pm Not yet available


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