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…
Good governance involves making sure that your board is as effective as possible in providing oversight for the organisation. It is worth taking time out periodically to review/assess how you are doing and identify improvements. This can be done in different ways. Here are two templates based on the Charities Governance Code. The first is a board health check, which can be a basis for collective discussion. The second is for each board member to assess their own performance. This can help individual board members to stand back, assess their own effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
Charities need to be aware of their obligations under GDPR. This involves reviewing what data you hold and why you hold it. You may need to review how you seek consent to collect personal data, how you store it and how you remove it.
Below is a comprehensive overview of how to retain and review data. This was developed by the Charity Data Protection Working Group, which is made up of Charities of varying sizes that, through services to people, many of them statutory duty services, have responsibility for personal and sensitive data.
What are the main differences between the Charities Governance Code and the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable (CVC) Organisations? This article explains how to transition from the CVC Code to the Charities Code. It also gives practical examples of how to start the process and meet the 2020 deadline of compliance with the Charities Governance Code.
Check out this video on what your charity needs to do to comply with the Charities Governance Code:
To download the Code and the Compliance Record Form, go to:
Presentation from Governance Masterclass – Option 2D: Effective Minutes for Effective Governance delivered by Derek O’Reilly.
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 1D: Communicating your Message delivered by Padraig McKeon.
Presentation and notes from Governance Masterclass – Option 1C: Improving the Quality of Board Packs for Better Decision Making delivered by Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí.
Presentation and notes from Governance Masterclass – Option 1B: Developing and Sustaining A Strong Governance Culture delivered by David Duffy.
Presentation and notes from Governance Masterclass – Option 1A: Implementing Charities SORP delivered by Angela Monahan.