Good Governance Award Winners 2022
21 Nov 2022
Carmichael Good Governance Awards Winner 2022 The Good Governance Awards recognises and encourages adherence to good governance by non-profit organisations in Ireland. The awards were developed by Carmichael with the support of our partners and leading national bodies in the non-profit sector. The winners of the Good Governance Awards 2022 were announced at our Awards…
Good Governance Awards November 17th 2022
17 Nov 2022
Carmichael Good Governance Awards for Non-Profit Organisations The Good Governance Awards recognises and encourages adherence to good governance by nonprofit organisations in Ireland. The awards were developed by Carmichael with the support of our partners and leading national bodies in the nonprofit sector. The winners of the Good Governance Awards 2022 will be announced at…
Charity Trustees Week 2022
3 Nov 2022
Charity Trustees’ Week 2022 will run from November 14th to November 18th with over 20 exciting events for Trustees. Carmichael’s events include: How Organisational Behaviour Affects the Performance & Effectiveness of a Charity – Monday 14th at 8.30am with TU Dublin (Free, in person) Governing with Purpose: A conversation with Brian Cavanagh – Tuesday 15th…
How Organisational Behaviour Affects the Performance & Effectiveness of a Charity
25 Oct 2022
Mon, 14 November 2022, 08:30am – 10:00am Carmichael 4 Brunswick Street North D07 RHA8 Dublin 7 TU Dublin & Carmichael invites you to a discussion on How Organisational Behaviour Affects the Performance & Effectiveness of a Charity. The impact of a charity is visible through the effectiveness of its support to the service users and their experience…
Governing with Purpose: A conversation with Brian Cavanagh
7 Oct 2022
Tue, 15 November 2022, 08:30am – 10:00am Carmichael 4 Brunswick Street North D07 RHA8 Dublin 7 To mark the launch of his book “Governing with Purpose: How to lead a brilliant board – a guide for charity trustees”, Brian Cavanagh will be in conversation with Carmichael CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, about some of the book’s key insights…
A template aiding with the integral process of a new director/trustee onto the board, including a check-list of the main tasks needed to set the new member up.
We add resources to our page frequently. Have a look at our vast list of our resources that may help your organisation. They all fall under the theme of Governance and the sub-categories are:
- Difficult Times and Unexpected Changes;
- Resources for Charities and Non-Profit Organisations;
- Planning and Organising;
- Templates, Reports and Paperwork.
Using Improving Charity Boardroom Behaviours’ as a reference, Carmichael have summarised a shorter guidance note on ‘Behaviours of an Effective CEO’.
Carmichael’s CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí was a guest on the Diligent – BoardEffect Board Governance webinar series speaking to host Mark Wilson, Governance Advisor with BoardEffect on the topic of “Managing boards in a hybrid environment”. Below you can download an edited transcript of the discussion.
As more organisations move towards hybrid meetings, it’s important to make sure your hybrid
meetings are as efficient and engaging as possible. We’ve gathered our top tips below.
In June of this year, Carmichael worked with TU Dublin to examine the impact of Covid-19 on Irish nonprofits. Read the full report once below.
Carmichael podcasts are available from most podcast platforms – Soundcloud, Apple, Spotify.
Episode 1: Why is using your annual report to tell your story important for nonprofits?
Derek O’Reilly, Training Manager and Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO of Carmichael, in conversation about annual reports for nonprofits. This conversation provides practical insights in what to consider when writing an annual report, including: your organisation’s purpose; strategy; risk management; financial management and outcomes. It also touches on the Good Governance Awards, and the opportunity they provide to access resources and high quality feedback on your annual reports. See full details on https://goodgovernanceawards.ie/. Click here to listen.
Episode 2: The Charities Governance Code
Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, and Derek O’Reilly Training Manager, Carmichael, in conversation about the Charities Governance Code. This conversation provides practical insights into the Code and how to go about the compliance process. It touches on the challenges and pitfalls, as well as resources, supports and key dates to ensure full compliance by 2021. See full details of the Code on: https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/en/information-for-charities/charities-governance-code. Listen here.
Episode 3: Risk and Risk Management
CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí and Training Officer, Andrew Madden discuss risk and risk management for non-profit organisations. Listen here.
Episode 4: When Things Go Wrong in Charities
We really enjoyed talking to Jillian van Turnhout in our latest Carmichael podcast on the topic of ‘When Things go wrong in Charities’. This episode follows on from previous topics which looked at the Annual Report, the Charities Governance Code and Risk Management. Here’s link to this episode: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/when-things-go-wrong.
Episode 5: Board ethics and behaviour
In episode 5, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO, interviews Louise Thomson, Head of Policy for ICSA: The Governance Institute about Board ethics and behaviour. Listen to the full podcast on https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/louise-thomson-and-diarmaid-o-corrbui.
Episode 6: 2019 Good Governance Awards Keynote Speech
Louise Thomson’s 2019 Good Governance Awards keynote speech is available on https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/louise-thomson-keynote-speech-at-the-good-governance-awards-2019.
Episode 7: 2019 Good Governance Awards The Winners
Recording of the Winners of the 2019 Good Governance Awards: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/good-governance-awards-2019-the-winners.
Episode 8: Talk with Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel about her work and the challenges which face the Charity and Voluntary Sector
Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO talks with Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel about her work and the challenges which face the Charity and Voluntary Sector as Election 2020 draws nearer. Episode 8 is available on https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/diarmaid-o-corrbui-with-deirdre-garvey-ceo-the-wheel.
Episode 9: “What’s Happening with Volunteering in Ireland?”
Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO talks with Nina Arwitz CEO of Volunteer Ireland on “What’s happening with volunteering in Ireland?”. Episode 9 is available https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/nina-arwitz-podcast.
Episode 10: “G.D.P.R., it hasn’t gone away”
In episode 10, we talked with Gerry Egan on “G.D.P.R., it hasn’t gone away you know”: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/gerry-egan-podcast.
Episode 11: Developments, Opportunities and Challenges for charities
Talk with Liz Hughes CEO of Cii on ‘Developments, opportunities and challenges for charities’: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/liz-hughes-podcast.
Episode 12: What Makes a Good Annual Report Great
Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO in conversation with Aedín Morkan, partner with Mazars’ Audit Assurance Group about making a good Annual Report even better. Listen on https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/what-makes-a-good-annual-report-great-with-aedin-morkan-partner-at-mazars.
Episode 13: Creating an Ethical Culture in Organisations
In episode 13, Niall Fitzgerald, Head of Ethics and Governance at Chartered Accountants Ireland joins Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO of Carmichael Ireland to discuss how to create an ethical culture in organisations: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/creating-an-ethical-culture-in-organisations-with-niall-fitzgerald-chartered-accountants-ireland.
Episode 14: Leveraging Technology for Social Good
Diarmaid’s guest is Eamon Stack, the outgoing CEO of Enclude. They discuss how best to use technology for social good: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/leveraging-technology-for-social-good-a-conversation-with-eamon-stack-ceo-of-enclude.
Episode 15: Michael Wickham Moriarty gives insights to Trócaire’s award winning governance culture
In conversation with Michael Wickham Moriarty, the head of Corporate Services at Trócaire. Michael gives us an insight into Trócaire’s award winning governance culture and talks about how Trócaire is coping with Covid-19: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/michael-wickham-moriarty-gives-insights-to-trocaires-award-winning-governance-culture.
Episode 16: Coping with Covid-19 – The challenge for small charities as they provide much needed services
In episode 16, we speak with 3 small charities, Look Good Feel Better, FirstLight and Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland about their Covid-19 challenges and how they are responding to maintain services to their clients. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/coping-with-covid-19-the-challenge-for-small-charities-as-they-provide-much-needed-services.
Episode 17: Creativity, Culture, Collaboration and Courage by CRC staff in response to Covid-19
Diarmaid talks with Stephanie Manahan, CEO of The Central Remedial Clinic, CRC: https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/creativity-culture-collaboration-and-courage-by-crc-staff-in-response-to-covid-19.
Episode 18: Three more charities rising to the Covid-19 challenge to continue delivering their supports and services
Diarmaid in conversation with three more charities based at the Carmichael Centre, about their challenges during the Covid-19 crisis. Firstly we hear from Heart Children Ireland, then The Prader Willi Syndrome Association and finally Dyspraxia DCD Ireland. https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/three-charities-rising-to-the-covid-19-challenge-to-continue-delivering-their-supports-and-services.
Episode 19: Board recruitment is an ongoing requirement even during a pandemic
We talk to Eva Gurn, CEO of Boardmatch Ireland, and the valuable role they play in matching those volunteering for board roles and non-profits looking to recruit board members. https://soundcloud.com/user-982606224/board-recruitment-is-an-ongoing-requirement-even-during-a-pandemic.
Episode 20: Chris Gordon Talks On the Evolving Landscape for Social Enterprises
Carmichael CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, talks with Chris Gordon, CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network, on the evolving landscape for social enterprises, opportunities and challenges.
Click here to listen.
Episode 21: When a Charity Inspector Calls
In this podcast, Carmichael’s Training Manager, Derek O’Reilly, interviews Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, about the findings and the wider sector implications of the Charity Inspector’s Report into Child Fund Ireland.
In the latest Carmichael podcast we speak with Liam Scollan about community and voluntary organisations being “Ready and Able” for the emerging post Covid pandemic environment responding to the challenges, opportunities and innovations they are encountering.
Click here to listen.
Episode 23: Financial Oversight Responsibility for Boards Members
In our latest podcast episode, Carmichael CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí discusses with charity finance expert, Andrea Shupinski the important responsibility for board member in providing financial oversight and what that entails.
Click here to listen.
Episode 24: Cyber Security with Liam Lynch
Cyber security is a growing risk for all organisations which can have devastating consequences. In our latest Carmichael podcast, we talk to cyber security expert Liam Lynch about what board members and managers of nonprofits should be doing to manage this risk.
Click here to listen.
Episode 25: Governing with Purpose
In our latest podcast episode, Carmichael CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, interviews Brian Cavanagh, a business coach and governance specialist, who will have his book “Governing with Purpose” published in September.
Click here to listen.
Episode 26: The Role of Company Secretary
Colm Hanley explains the key roles and responsibilities of the company secretary and explores the growing importance of the company secretary in ensuring that organisation’s compliance with the governance code and regulatory requirements.
Click here to listen.
Episode 27: Evaluating the Effectiveness of your Board
In this podcast Andrew Madden (Learning & Development Manager at Carmichael) and Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí (CEO of Carmichael) look at Board evaluations, why they are important for good governance, board effectiveness and succession planning, the different types of evaluations and how to conduct them.
Click here to listen.
As we all adjust to this new reality, we need to find new ways to connect and ensure good governance of our organisations whilst supporting the government’s public health advice. One way is to utilise video conferencing. Below is a short article by Jillian van Turnhout on how to use Zoom for Board meetings.
This simple infographic gives practical information on what to include in an Annual Report. For more detailed information, including annual reporting templates, see: https://goodgovernanceawards.ie/entry-criteria/.
For free workshops on how to develop an effective annual report, see https://www.carmichaelireland.ie/free-training-on-developing-an-effective-annual-report/
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.