Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) launch of #DeclarationofIndependence video campaign
20 Jun 2019
Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) launched our #DeclarationofIndependence video campaign on Sunday 5th May as part of European Day on Independent Living. The short film features twenty disabled activists from across the country talking about the need for disabled people to work together and for issues disabled people face to be seen as equality and…
Sport Ireland takes over the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable (CVC) Organisations
13 Jun 2019
It is ten years since Carmichael became involved in a series of meetings with various stakeholders on the need to set up a governance code for the community, voluntary and charitable sector. Looking back on our notes from those first meetings, it is clear that the issues and concerns still apply today: a recognition that…
New Carmichael Vacancy: Community Employment (CE) Scheme Assistant Supervisor
21 May 2019
Carmichael are recruiting a Community Employment (CE) Scheme Assistant Supervisor (position starts from 22 July 2019) to our CE project. The key responsibility of the CE Assistant Supervisor will be to assist the CE Scheme Supervisor with the administration of the Community Employment Project according to the Community Employment Operating Guidelines, thereby, ensuring that the…
Carmichael is a County Winner of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019!
9 May 2019
Against stiff competition, Carmichael has been named a Dublin County winner of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019. This is a testament to the work we do on behalf of community and voluntary organisations all around Ireland. With 30 years’ experience based on a foundation of 45 resident charitable organisations, we provide support to…
The Dublin May Choral Concert 2019
3 Apr 2019
Carmichael presents The Dublin May Choral Concert 2019 Will Todd: Mass in Blue An upbeat jazz setting of the Latin mass and Pater Noster by Igor Stravinsky Featuring: Goethe Choir Conductor: John Dexter Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Choir Choristers Conductor: Stuart Nicholson Soprano: Hilary Cronin Saxophone: Patrice Brun And the Will Todd Trio When: 8pm on…
Presentation from Governance Masterclass – Option 2D: Effective Minutes for Effective Governance delivered by Derek O’Reilly.
Presentation and notes from Governance Masterclass – Option 1D: Communicating your Message delivered by Padraig McKeon.
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/.
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.