The Charities Regulator Annual Report 2022
31 Jul 2023
Carmichael CEO Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí gives his own commentary on the recently published Charities Regulator Annual Report 2022. The Regulator’s Annual Report for 2022 provides a great source of interesting information and official statistics about the charities sector. Read more here.
Community Employment (CE) positions available
27 Jul 2023
View https://www.carmichaelireland.ie/about-us/vacancies/ for more information on current Community Employment (CE) vacancies.
Munster Volunteer Centres June 2023: An ever changing and challenging landscape for Charities and Nonprofits.
17 Jul 2023
In the last week of June, our CEO Diarmaid delivered governance sessions in the six counties of Munster in partnership with the Volunteer Centres in Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford. The theme of the sessions was the changing operating landscape for nonprofits, focusing on the Charities Act Amendment and the Gambling Regulation Bills…
BoardEffect Finding & Onboarding the Right Board Members Webinar Wednesday 19th July 2.15pm
10 Jul 2023
In today’s dynamic landscape, assembling a highly qualified volunteer board goes beyond qualifications alone. It requires identifying individuals who actively contribute to the effectiveness of board processes, bringing the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve your organisation’s objectives. Join BoardEffect as they continue the conversation on enhancing your board’s effectiveness and driving impactful outcomes. During…
Carmichael opens applications for the Good Governance Awards 2023
1 Jun 2023
Transparency in the nonprofit sector is more important than ever – Carmichael Now in its eighth year, the Good Governance Awards recognise and encourage adherence to responsible governance and transparent reporting by nonprofits in Ireland. Each year, more than 100 nonprofit organisations enter their annual report and financial statements into the awards to be assessed…
Governance Officer Roisin McGuigan shares a number of steps that a nonprofit can take to safeguard itself against mission drift. Nonprofits can be in danger of mission drift, where the organisation loses sight of its core purpose, as they struggle to balance other goals such as securing funding, raising their profile or recruiting new volunteers and staff.
Putting yourself forward for consideration or responding positively to an invitation to become a trustee of a charity is a very important and needed act of civic responsibility.
According to this resource it would be strongly recommended that you do some homework and research before you accept an appointment as a charity trustee. You should ask these 10 key questions. The questions can apply to the board of any company, but they have been developed particularly, for charity boards.
Read the article here: 10 Questions to ask before agreeing to become a Charity Trustee 2023
Cutting Edge Board Meetings
Carmichael and The Wheel held a joint event during Charity Trustees Week 2022 on the topic of Cutting Edge Board meetings and have now produced a resource Cutting Edge Boards based on the panel discussion. The conversation ranged widely among the expert panellists and much discussion centred on the fundamentals of an effective board meeting.
Read it here Cutting Edge Boards.
Click here to book one of Carmichael’s meeting rooms for an in-person or hybrid Board meeting.
With a Board a regular spring cleans will do wonders for its effectiveness. The following seven signs will help you decide if your Board needs some weeding, cleaning up and fertilising.
Whether you’re taking on volunteers, staff members or Board members, it is inevitable that at some point, you will need to hold interviews in your nonprofit. With so many other priorities, it can be easy to let things slip through the cracks and lose great candidates due to an inefficient recruitment process. In this resource we give some examples of how you might conduct interviews in your nonprofit.
Fortunately, most boards and CEOs in the charity sector have positive working relationships. However, when things go wrong, they can go badly wrong. During the Covid pandemic, with all its stresses and strains, some relationships were tested. This was a timely reminder that good working relationships should not be taken for granted. This resource document was drawn up in response to two events organised by Carmichael and the Wheel: an online webinar in November 2021 and a facilitated panel discussion at the Wheel Summit in June 2022. Attendees at both events had many questions and observations; and expressed a need for more support and resources on this important topic.
The Commentary on Charities Amendment Bill 2022, prepared for Carmichael by Professor Oonagh Breen of UCD and Philip Smith of Arthur Cox Solicitors
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.
This article explains how to agree operational policies for any nonprofit and the steps involved in putting policies in place, in accordance to the Charities Governance Code core standards (3.4).
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.