Charity Trustees’ Week – 12th to 16th Nov 2018
9 Nov 2018
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…
Charities Governance Code
7 Nov 2018
The Charities Regulator has published the Charities Governance Code which can be downloaded here. Further information can be found on https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en/information-for-charities/charities-governance-code.
Radio Interview: Our CEO Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí discusses our new Brand
4 Oct 2018
Our CEO Diarmaid speaks with Dublin City FM about the new Carmichael Brand Listen here
Spotlight: Show Racism the Red Card
30 Aug 2018
Discover more about the inspiring work of our resident member organisations, their impact and the difference they make to communities across the country. This month our featured story is Show Racism the Red Card. www.theredcard.ie Show Racism the Red Card is a charity set up to tackle racism. Through producing education resources harnessing the profile of…
Research (Velthuis, 2011) has shown that social impact measurement in the Republic of Ireland is significantly underdeveloped. This is not to say that it is not happening at all, because there are some excellent examples. Nor is it to suggest that there is no appetite for it, because there clearly is, as shown by numerous conferences, courses and publications on the topic. It is simply that times are very challenging, most people are extremely busy and many of them do not know how to start measuring and demonstrating their outcomes, even if they might want to.
Make sure you know who your members are
If your charity is a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG), a lack of clarity about who precisely are your members can lead to unintentional breaches of company law and/or your Constitution. It also can create confusion as to who are entitled to vote at general meetings and who should receive company information.
Members of the company are those persons or entities which hold an interest in the company (in companies with share capital, e.g. limited or PLC companies; they would be shareholders). It is possible that your members are the same as your directors. When a director is replaced their membership interest should be passed to the new director.