Launch of Consultation Report on the Support Needs of the Nonprofit Sector

3 March 2021

Carmichael and The Wheel are set to host a joint event on March 23 which will mark the publication of a significant new report for nonprofit organisations in Ireland. The report will primarily focus in on the training and support needs of community and voluntary organisations, charities, and social enterprises.

The study, Consultation report on the support needs of the non-profit sector, was produced by Sheila Cahill Consulting, co-commissioned by Carmichael & The Wheel and co-funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The report contains the results of new and extensive qualitative research into the support needs of voluntary organisations, community groups, charities and social enterprises, following a wide-ranging consultation which involved organisations representing the full diversity of our sector as well as policy-makers, regulators and funders.


Introduction & Welcome

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO of Carmichael

Opening Remarks

Joe O’Brien T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development

Presentation of the Report and Key Findings

Sheila Cahill, Report Author

Response & Context

Professor Tom Collins, former Head of Education at NUI Maynooth


Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel

Carmichael and The Wheel hope this timely report will provide important information to any organisation which seeks to support nonprofit organisations and the work they do to advance public good in communities across Ireland.

The report will be circulated to all attendees after the event and will be available online soon after.

How to register

This event will be held on Zoom. Meeting details will be sent to you after registration. Please note that this online event will be recorded. To watch, simply sign up the wheel if you have not already done so, or simply log in if you already have an account with the wheel.