Pobal SSNO Programme Funding – Application deadline is 3pm, 31st January.
8 Jan 2019
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,…
Developing effective and accountable nonprofits Seminar – 6th March, TUD
4 Jan 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…
C.E. positions available
6 Dec 2018
View https://www.carmichaelireland.ie/about-us/vacancies/ for more information on current C.E. vacancies.
Funding from Google.org – Impact Challenge
29 Nov 2018
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.
2018 Good Governance Awards Winners
16 Nov 2018
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…
Trustees, Chairs, CEOs, and those responsible for governance in their Charity.
The NEW Charities Governance Code explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity. This workshop will walk you through the requirements of the code including actions and evidence needed to demonstrate compliance. If your organisation has already started or completed the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations, it will help you to use the evidence you already have to comply with the new Charities Governance Code.
Middle and Senior Managers, Board Members.
Prolific business thinker Michael Porter once wrote that the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. A good strategy is clear and succinct, with a well defined scope. It boldly sets out your ambitions, but is also focused on what is most important for achieving your mission, and it is embedded in reality.
This Strategic Planning workshop will guide you through a process of reflection, critical thinking, creativity and prediction. Step-by-step, you will learn what a strategic planning process involves, what tools and techniques can help you along the way, what the end result should look like, and how to get everyone on board.
(Lunch of soup and sandwiches provided at 1pm.)
Project Teams, Senior Officers, Middle and Senior Managers.
The activities of organisations typically fall into two categories – operations and projects. Operations are ongoing – they are predictable, necessary functions – and they give a charity a solid base. Projects on the other hand are disruptive – they’re time-bound and unique – and when managed correctly, they bring about transformative change.
This half-day workshop is designed for anyone who leads or contributes to change projects within their organisation. It will help you distinguish projects from operations, it will increase your understanding of the project life cycle, and it will provide you with the basic tools and processes for designing and managing projects effectively.
Human Resources, Office Managers, Administrators or Personnel responsible for data protection.
Data protection in Ireland is now governed by the Data Protection Act 2018, which incorporates the GDPR (EU 2016/679). This has replaced the previous legislation the Data Protection Act 1988, as amended in 2003.
The GDPR has introduced a requirement that all business and organisations that process any personal data should demonstrate that they are being as compliant as possible with the law. This accountability principle requires specific documentation to be produced and maintained.
The purpose of this session will equip the attendees with the practical skills to follow through on their obligations in respect to accountability under the Data Protection Act 2018, which enacted the GDPR in Irish legislation.
Participants will be given guidance on:
- Whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
- If you need to register with the Data Protection Commission (DPC)
- How to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment
- Performing a legitimate interest assessment
- What to include in an Information Security Policy
Laptops will be provided or attendees can bring a laptop that can access the internet and must be able to edit Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets.
Places limited to 10 attendees.
This session is designed for those who are new to writing grant applications, or those who would like feedback on applications they are currently completing.
How do we make successful grant applications? This workshop provides an opportunity to identify the challenges and the most common mistakes applicants make. Participants should come away with a better understanding of appropriate language & wording to help better make the case for their grant application.
Preparing for Crisis workshop is designed for senior staff and board members who are responsible for communications in their organisation. It is particularly suited to those working in smaller organisations who may not have a dedicated communications team.
This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their response to a crisis. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support in establishing your organisation’s crisis communications plan. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.
Public Affairs and Political Communication is designed for staff and volunteers who are responsible for advocacy, policy and communications in their organisation. It is particularly suited to those working in smaller organisations who may not have a dedicated advocacy team or for those with little experience of engaging with public representatives and decision makers.
This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their public affairs outputs and build relationships with decision makers. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support on enhancing your organisation’s public affairs outputs. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.
Event Management Basics is designed for staff and volunteers who are responsible for planning and running events in their organisation.
This training session aims to help organisations to plan creative and engaging events. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support to enhance your organisation’s events. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.
People with little or no knowledge, or experience of using Microsoft Excel.
Starting with the basics and covering as much material as you are able for, this 1 day course is perfect for those keen to learn how to use spreadsheets efficiently and effectively. You will gain a good knowledge of the tools available for use in Microsoft Excel.
(Lunch of soup and sandwiches will be provided on the day.)
You should be comfortable with the Excel basics and/or be using Excel regularly including formulas/functions/sort and filtering/charts.
This course is for those people who have may have completed an Excel basic course and/or are comfortable with Excel basics. It is for people who want to learn more about vlookups/pivot tables and charts /conditional formatting/macros and the more advanced functionality of Excel including Power Query used for rapid data cleaning.
(Lunch of soup and sandwiches will be provided on the day.)