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16 Oct 2024

Charities Governance Code – Online 16 Oct 2024

Target Audience

Trustees, Chairs, CEOs, and those responsible for governance in their Charity.


The 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.


Delivered virtually via Zoom.


Andrew Madden

Andrew Madden joined the staff of Carmichael in July 2015 as Training and E-Learning Officer. He has a long history of working with Carmichael and many other community, voluntary and non-profit organisations. Educated in Project Management, Management Principles and a certified Microsoft Master Instructor, Andrew has successfully worked within the sector on governance, management and IT skills as well as having experience in running his own business.

Andrew delivers Carmichael’s current training on the Charities Governance Code, both as a scheduled course and as a customised course delivered around Ireland. He was also involved in the delivery of training on the Voluntary Governance Code for Charites, Community and Voluntary Groups.

Andrew was a member of the Council of GAISCE, The President’s Award for Young People (2012–2018) and a member of the Board Oversight Committee of Meath Street Credit Union (2014-2017). In April 2017, Andrew was awarded a Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship & Governance from the Law Society of Ireland and in March 2018 he was awarded a Diploma in Digital Marketing & Strategy from the Dublin Business School. In January 2021 Andrew was promoted to the position of Learning & Development Manager at Carmichael and in 2022 successfully completed a Professional Diploma Course in Leadership & Management at UCD. In 2023, Andrew was promoted to the position of Head of Training, Consultancy & Communications at Carmichael and was awarded a Professional Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers from UCD.


  • Understand the six principles of governance which all charities should apply
  • Understand how to meet the core standards for each of the six principles
  • Understand the additional standards that reflect best practice for more complex charities
  • Understand how to report on compliance to the Charities Regulator.


Carmichael’s Autumn/Winter 2024 Scheduled Training Programme is kindly sponsored by BoardEffect.

BoardEffect is part of Diligent, the leader in modern governance. BoardEffect delivers an agile board management solution optimised for governance leaders of nonprofits, higher education institutions, community healthcare organisations, and credit unions with the right tools, analytics, and insights to drive more efficient, transparent, and secure governance.


€80Nonprofit Organisation
€70Carmichael Resident Organisation
€90Statutory Organisation
€90Corporate Organisation


Really insightful. Wasn't aware of recent changes with the CRA. Andrew's knowledge is incredible.
Clear presentation with good concrete examples. Engaged the participants without putting anyone on the spot.
Andrew has vast knowledge of intricacies of governance, and was able to provide specific examples which were very illuminating.
Andrew's knowledge of the topic is fantastic. He explains the complex topics with ease.

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