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 and notes from Governance Masterclass – Option 2A: Best Practice Financial Reporting for Charities (including lessons learned from the Good Governance Awards) delivered by Aedín Morkan.
Presentation and notes from Governance Masterclass – Option 1A: Implementing Charities SORP delivered by Angela Monahan.
A good fundraising plan allows you to reasonably project the income your organisation will generate and can be used as an ongoing guide and measure.
When creating your fundraising plan it is important to calculate a tangible income figure that your organisation needs to operate – your goal. It is not realistic or productive to simply aim for “as much as possible” – instead you should have monthly and annual figures to work towards. This will allow you to work backwards and can help to quantify how much you are aiming to generate from the various sources you intend to work with.
In fundraising it is also important to spread the risk – by relying too heavily on one source of income you will leave your organisation too vulnerable to any potential changes that might be out of your control.