Carmichael has delivered a large number of half day workshops on Annual Reports to many groups of organisations nationwide in recent years and we believe that while such workshops deliver some success, many organisations still struggle to turn that learning into the development of quality Annual Reports. We can also see from our experience with the Good Governance Awards that there are very few submissions from the smaller organisations.
Charities/Community Groups/Voluntary Organisations/Social Enterprises in the Republic of Ireland.
Organisations that have been shortlisted for Carmichael’s Good Governance Awards at any time in the past will not be included. Places are restricted to organisations with an annual turnover of less than €500,000. A small group (minimum 2-3) of representatives (staff/directors/trustees) with sufficient seniority within the organisation should participate.
When booking online, only enrol one person and pay one €100 fee, we will subsequently be in touch with you for information regarding other participants from your organisation. The option to avail of the NTF Annual Report Support Programme 2024 is available to 6 organisations only.
The annual report represents a real opportunity for organisations in the nonprofit sector across Ireland to showcase their transparency and trust by outlining their performance, governance, culture and financials. An annual report can provide a comprehensive picture of a nonprofit organisation, as well as its achievements and future plans rather than meagrely meeting minimum compliance requirements. An annual report serves to reinforce relationships with stakeholders and build relationships with the public, potential donors, volunteers and supporters.
Carmichael will work with your organisation on a 1-1 basis offering customised support in 2024 with a view to helping you develop the best Annual Report that you can. It is hoped that most of the work will be completed by end of April 2024.
Initial two/three-hour Introductory session(s) per Organisation to cover:
- Walk through of the different sections of an annual report.
- Planning & preparation – determining the format.
- Telling the organisation’s story and its impact of its work.
Subsequent to the above sessions the group and the facilitator will agree timelines for the production and reviewing of drafts of the Report. The facilitator will be available to advise and comment on drafts produced by the organisation.
Dates & times for the initial sessions and for engagement on early and developed drafts to be agreed between the organisation’s main contact and facilitator. A maximum of 10 hours support will be provided to any one organisation.
The funding for the provision of these services comes from the National Training Fund administered by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science. The €100 nominal charge is by way of contribution. All participants will be asked to provide further information regarding Age Range, Gender, Employment Status, Educational Background, Role in Organisation, Organisation Activity & Size post registration.
Senan Turnbull is a Trainer and Facilitator of governance and organisational development for community, voluntary and charity organisations since 2011. He has delivered hundreds of training sessions on both the Voluntary Code and the Charity Regulator’s Code including ‘Train the Trainers’ Programmes in Donegal and Monaghan. Senan has extensive experience of membership of Boards from local to national level for almost 50 years including the Charities Regulatory Authority 2014-17 and Chair of the Consultative Panel on the Governance of Charities 2017-18. He was also a member of the Governance Code Working Group 2011-2019. Senan’s public service career spans seven Departments and Agencies including Director of Services for Community in Fingal County Council 1999-2010.
|Carmichael Resident Organisation
There was lots of discussion and that helped me understand better what was needed - it gave focus and the result was a more streamlined annual report.
Senan gave practical, easy to follow advice and it is all the more easy to implement as he is involved so heavily in the community and voluntary sector. He knows what he is talking about!
Practical. Very experienced and knowledgeable facilitator.
Greater confidence and ability to put together a good annual report and great advice and tips for next year's annual report.
We were able to put together an annual report that was selected for an award this year.