en PayPal has this week announced that it has donated over €55,000 ($60,000) to seven Irish charities. <div class="node-body"><div><strong>PayPal has this week announced that it has donated over €55,000 ($60,000) to seven Irish charities. Five of the charities received funding through the PayPal Gives initiative, a fund that supports and recognises PayPal employees who participate in charitable giving, volunteering and fundraising activities. A further two charities received donations through the PayPal Financial Inclusion Charity Grant Programme.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The five charities that received funding through PayPal Gives are ARC Cancer Support, homeless charity Depaul, children’s hospice Laura Lynn, Dundalk Dog Rescue and children’s charity Temple Street Foundation. The organisations were nominated by PayPal employees at the Blanchardstown and Dundalk offices and received a donation of €8,400 ($9,000) each.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The donations demonstrate PayPal’s commitment to supporting the Irish communities in which it operates. In the last 12 months, the company has donated €110,000 to Irish charities through PayPal Gives.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ARC Cancer Support will use its donation to continue its work in supporting children and adults affected by cancer and those caring for them. Depaul, will fund a programme that supports homeless women leaving prison; helping them integrate successfully back into their local communities. Laura Lynn’s donation will help fund its popular annual Light Up event, when the charity turns on its Christmas tree lights. The contribution to Temple Street Foundation will support a new play facility for children in the hospital, while Dundalk Dog Rescue’s funding will enable it to continue to give unwanted dogs a second chance.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Through the Financial Inclusion Charity Grant Programme, two more charities received support from PayPal. They were selected from a number of charities that pitched their financial inclusion ideas, which aim to help people and businesses that struggle to secure safe and affordable financial services. The chosen charities were Junior Achievement Ireland, which received €9,300 ($10,000); and Outreach Moldova, which received €4,600 ($5,000) in funding.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Junior Achievement Ireland’s programme encourages young people to remain in education, while helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of the programme, the charity will provide financial training and workshops for schoolchildren in Louth. Fifty PayPal employees in Dundalk have volunteered to help deliver the workshop.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meanwhile, Outreach Moldova works with orphaned and abandoned children in Moldova with disabilities, chronic illnesses and terminal illnesses. PayPal’s contribution will help it to provide integrated support services and assistance to more than 400 children living in its residential accommodation and temporary residential units.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Laura Morgan Walsh, Director of EMEA Risk and Financial Services Operations, PayPal, was on hand to present the charities with their PayPal Gives grants.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Laura Morgan Walsh said: “At PayPal, we are constantly looking for ways in which we can give back to the local communities in which we operate. Through the PayPal Gives programme, every year we provide funding to charities that are close to our employees’ hearts and we also support teammates in their own volunteering and fundraising efforts. It’s fantastic to see the impact that these activities have on our local communities and the difference that our chosen charities make to people’s lives.”</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Maeve Dorman, PayPal’s Head of Global Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa said: “The PayPal Gives initiative is something that we at PayPal are extremely proud of, as it reflects the spirit of giving rooted within our company. The programme allows our teammates to see that they are making a real, tangible difference to the charities that they care about in terms of donations, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. We are delighted to support these seven charities and recognise the invaluable work each of them does.”</div></div> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:35:30 +0000 paul.meade 44282 at Professional Development: Effective Minute TakingLocation: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7Date: Monday, 24th April 9.45am to 1.00pm <div class="node-body"><p>Professional Development: Effective Minute Taking</p> <p>Location: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7</p> <p>Date: Monday, 24th April 9.45am to 1.00pm</p> <p>For more details, visit: <a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:57:48 +0000 cgobe 44256 at Training: Spreadsheets - MS Excel Comprehensive 1 Day CourseLocation: Carmichael Centre, D7Date: Friday 7th April 2017, 9.45am to 4.00pm <div class="node-body"><p>Training: Spreadsheets - MS Excel Comprehensive 1 Day Course</p> <p>Location: Carmichael Centre, D7</p> <p>Date: Friday 7th April 2017, 9.45am to 4.00pm</p> <p>For more information, please visit:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:52:00 +0000 cgobe 44255 at Governance and Leadership Saturday Workshop: Board Roles and ResponsibilitiesLocation: Carmichael Centre, D7Date: 8th April 2017, 10.00am to 1.00pm <div class="node-body"><p>Governance and Leadership Saturday Workshop: Board Roles and Responsibilities</p> <p>Location: Carmichael Centre, D7</p> <p>Date: 8th April 2017, 10.00am to 1.00pm</p> <p>For more information, please visit:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:50:45 +0000 cgobe 44254 at Call for Entries for the GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards <div class="node-body"><div>GSK today launched its third annual GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards, designed to <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/gsk-logo.png" style="width: 94px; height: 81px; float: right; margin: 8px;" />recognise and reward community-based charities who contribute to the improvement of people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland. There are thousands of “unsung healthcare heroes” all over Ireland: charities at the heart of Irish communities who are making a huge difference on the ground who deserve to be recognised.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This will be the third year of the GSK Ireland IMPACT awards. The program is an expansion of the global healthcare company’s IMPACT awards programme which has been running in the UK and USA for 20 years. Up to five winning charities will receive €10,000 each in unrestricted funding through the awards, while five runner-up charities receive €2,000 each. In addition to the prize money, winning charities also receive a specially commissioned video and photography package to help them promote their work. The awards are designed to evaluate how the charities operate, as well as what they do, examining areas such as management, innovation and partnership as judging criteria.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Claire Taaffe, Communications Director for GSK, says: “Irish healthcare charities are on the ground tackling some of society’s most difficult health challenges. GSK wants to champion these charities, many of whom are at the heart of Irish community health and wellbeing, and support them in continuing their great work. Previous IMPACT winners show that it is possible to run a small charity well while making a huge impact in communities. Last year we found 10 truly inspirational charities and we are so proud to have helped them continue and expand their support. We are on the hunt for this year’s winners and hope that small healthcare charities around the country enter and apply”. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The GSK Ireland Impact Awards 2017 will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel of professionals which includes Maurice Pratt, Chair of Barretstown, former Tánaiste and Minister for Health Mary Harney, and Deirdre Garvey, CEO of the Wheel.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Commenting on the launch of the Awards, Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, said: “The GSK IMPACT Awards provide much-needed support and recognition for community-based healthcare charities. These organisations are uniquely positioned to help communities experiencing disadvantage and poor health outcomes identify and manage the issues that affect health and well-being. By shining a light on best practice, the GSK IMPACT Awards drive development and innovation in community-based healthcare.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Last year, the five winning charities of the GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards were Nurture, Sensational Kids, Anam Cara, Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Traveller Counselling Service.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The five runners-up were Amen Support Services, Cork Mental Health Foundation, Smashing Times Theatre Company, HIV Ireland and Move4Parkinson's.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Irene Lowry, CEO of Nurture, said: “Winning the GSK IMPACT Award for Nurture was of huge benefit, helping us to create a greater social impact of our work in Ireland.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Because the GSK funds are unrestricted it meant that we could employ a skilled professional one day per week to work on expansion of our support services. Since winning the GSK award we have successfully expanded our support services to Cork, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. By doing so, we have provided critical supports to over 55 women that we would not have been in a position to do without winning this prestigious award.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Organisations interested in applying must:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><ul><li>Be registered and located in the Republic of Ireland and be in existence for at least three years</li><li>Have a total annual income of between €20,000 and €1 million</li><li>Target community health needs in Ireland, with community defined as a geographical community or a community of interest</li><li>Able to point to a track record of achievement in community health issues</li></ul><div>The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday, 5 May 2017 and interested organisations can apply at: <a href=" "> &nbsp;</a></div></div> 2017 Funding Grants GSK Health Charities Impact Awards Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:15:18 +0000 gackermann 44246 at BA in Professional Social Care (Disability) - Online application centre now open! <div class="node-body"><p><strong>BA in Professional Social Care (Disability) - Online application centre now open!</strong></p> <p>Celebrating 25 years of delivering important applied education and training to the disability sector, the Open Training College is delighted to announce that the online application centre is now open for applications to the BA in Professional Social Care (Disability).</p> <p>This 3-year, part-time course allows students to upskill and make a difference to disability services in Ireland today. Learning through the award winning <strong>Supported Open Learning model</strong>, students are fully supporrted by tutors who have front line experience in disability services. The model of delivery uses online and face to face learning to&nbsp;assist students to balance their work, family and study commitments. The course will&nbsp;assist students in their preparations for future registration with&nbsp;CORU.</p> <p>Speak to Conor about any aspect of the course on 01-2990580.</p> <p>More details can be found on the Courses Section of</p> <p>More details about the application process can be found on the Online Application Centre.</p></div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:57:58 +0000 cmurray.otc 44245 at Child Protection Awareness Programme, 24 April, Dublin&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This four hour basic awareness course by the National Youth Council of Irel <div class="node-body"><h3>Child Protection Awareness Programme, 24 April, Dublin&nbsp;</h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This four hour basic awareness course by the National Youth Council of Ireland is the standardised child protection training programme for the youth work sector. It aims to create a basic awareness about the key issues in relation to child protection. It is suitable for volunteers and staff members in youth work organisations.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Date: </strong>Monday,&nbsp;24 April 2017</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Time: 10am &amp; 2.30pm</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Venue:</strong> Carmelite Community Centre</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Read More | Book Your Place here</a></strong></div></div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:50:29 +0000 femi 44244 at 16th Annual Civil Society Forum on Human Rights - 31 March 2017, Dublin&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The annual DFAT Civil Society Forum on Human Ri <div class="node-body"><h3>16th Annual Civil Society Forum on Human Rights - 31 March 2017, Dublin</h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The annual DFAT Civil Society Forum on Human Rights will take place on 31 March in Dublin Castle. The theme of this year’s Forum is:<strong> “Making a difference: The positive role of women in advancing human rights”.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Joe McHugh, Minister of state for the Diaspora and International Development, will open the Forum at 9am. Mary Robinson will deliver the keynote address. There will be three panel discussions during the day: Gender, women and democracy (panel one); Women as agents of change in communities (panel two); and Women as global activists (panel three). The Forum will finish around 4pm.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Panellists include Dunja Mijatovic, former OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (2010-2017); Colonel Maureen O’Brien of the Irish Defence Forces; Catherine Heaney, Chairperson of the Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Forum; Josephine Feehily, Chairperson of the Policing Authority; Wendi Momen, Governor at the London School of Economics, specializing in ethics; Jestina Mukoko, Human Rights Activist and Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project; Mary Lawlor, founder and Board member of Front Line Defenders; Sindy Joyce, researcher on direct and indirect forms of racism, ethnicity/identity, and social/political constructions of Irish Travellers; Mary Rusimbi, Executive Director and co-founder of Women Fund Tanzania.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The registration desk will open at 8:30am. If you would like to attend, kindly return this <strong><a href="" target="_blank">registration form</a></strong> to <strong><a href=""></a></strong> by Tuesday 28 March.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Download registration form here</a>&nbsp;(Word doc 49.22KB)</strong>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The final programme will be available shortly.</div></div> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:07:47 +0000 femi 44233 at Volunteers Needed&nbsp; <div class="node-body"><h3>Volunteers Needed</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Volunteers required for Purple House Cancer Support's Sumo Run Ireland event in Marlay Park Dublin on Sunday 23 April.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sumo Run Ireland is Ireland's most unique 5k fun run, in inflatable sumo suits!&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Various roles include:</div><ul><li>General assistance at the event</li><li>Photographers</li><li>Videographers</li></ul><div>Join us for a fun day out in Marlay Park Dublin and join us in the fight against Cancer.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Contact <strong><a href=""></a></strong> or phone 01-2866966</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong></div></div> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03:20 +0000 femi 44232 at <div class="node-body"><p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Are Contracts and Markets Transforming the Voluntary Sector in Ireland?</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">A Symposium for Students, Practitioners and Researchers&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span>"The new faces of community, voluntary and co-operative organisations in England.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span>Are contracts and markets transforming their character and what are the implications for Ireland?"</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Dr Mike Aiken (Visiting Research Fellow, Open University, UK)</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Respondents: Déirdre O’Byrne and Noreen Byrne</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Chaired by Dr Carol Power</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Tuesday 21st March 2017: 2.00 - 4.10 pm</span></p> <p class="x_x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork.</span></p></div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:34:08 +0000 Féilim Ó hAdhmaill 44216 at <div class="node-body"><strong>Mindfully at Home in the Cosmos - 5 day retreat</strong> <div about="/events/mindfully-home-cosmos-5-day-retreat" class="node node-event view-mode-full clearfix" id="node-718" typeof="Document"> <div class="content"> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-event-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-group-format group_event_details field-group-div group-event-details speed-none effect-none"> <div class="field field-name-field-event-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"> <div class="field-label">When:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-start" content="00" datatype="dateTime" property="date">21/05/2017</span>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<span class="date-display-end" content="00" datatype="dateTime" property="date">26/05/2017</span></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-time field-type-text field-label-above"> <div class="field-label">Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-event-where field-type-text field-label-above"> <div class="field-label">Where:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-contact-booking field-type-text field-label-above"> <div class="field-label">Contact/Bookings:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Dee / 00353 86 8539227</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-event-email field-type-email field-label-above"> <div class="field-label">Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href=""></a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-event-website field-type-link-field field-label-above"> <div class="field-label">www:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href=""></a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-event-price field-type-text field-label-above"> <div class="field-label">Price:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">€470</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-group-format group_event_content field-group-div group-event-content speed-none effect-none"> <div class="field field-name-field-event-details field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> Mindfully at home in the Cosmos (Teach Bhride Tullow) <p><strong>The objective of this offerin</strong></p> <p><strong>This is an invitation for you to take some time apart to be supported through a simple routine of mindfulness, short inputs, process time and ritual to:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Feedback from Pilot Programme</strong></li> </ul> <div><em>‘Pace of the programme was excellent, lots of time to be, to walk, sit and reflect’.</em><br /> <p><em>‘ Well thought out, gentle and inviting us to practise what we were able for ’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ I loved the dance movement – thanks for all the input, creativity and learning. There was a lovely freedom and friendliness ’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ I cannot imagine how much preparation went into it ’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ I came away refreshed, challenged anew, gentler, and hopefully more compassionate ’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ Particularly welcome was the freedom offered to participants to take an active part in our own contributions in the movement, dance, poems etc.’</em></p> <p><em>‘ A very restful and peaceful experience; nourishment for body and spirit ’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ Liked the integration of Cosmology, Ecology and Mindfulness, with emphasis on compassion’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ I am delighted I did this and came away nourished – a lot of food for thought and not to be so cowardly – I’m ready to take some small steps to start with’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ A big THANK YOU. For me compassion was at the heart of it – how you both presented your inputs and how connected you were with each other. Dee you have a wonderful gift for listening ’</em></p> <p><em>‘ Delighted to have been here, and delighted to have experienced the whole process.’</em></p> <p><em>‘ The two of you, Des and yourself worked very well together. Thanks to you Des, great new insights. You created great freedom of speech within the group, all was accepted’.</em></p> <p><em>‘ It was not just a retreat. It was a source of great energy, strength and peace. I am so grateful – I liked the idea of different insights from the different writers I know of.’</em></p> </div> <p>In view of this feedback we feel that our work meets a current need and we would now like to present it as widely as possible. We are open to doing this work in a variety of formats, short introductory sessions, a single day, over a weekend or in a longer format.</p> <p><strong>The Presenters</strong></p> <p>Des is currently chaplain in the Central Mental Hospital Dublin. He previously lectured in philosophy in the Milltown Institute, and was pastor in Glasthule Co Dublin and Ballyhahill Co Limerick. Des is an experienced retreat facilitator and spiritual companion and has worked in USA, Wales and Ireland.</p> <p>Dee is a facilitator and mindfulness practioner, with a passion for supporting individuals and groups to benefit from Mindfulness. Dee is a trained theologian and spiritual director. Dee works with individuals and groups throughout Ireland and online, and designs and delivers workshops, retreats and trainings within education, community and social care, and ecological contexts mostly in response to client requests. She also provides one to one mindful coaching and spiritual companioning. To learn more about Dee and her work visit:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Dee and Des co-facilitated a five day residential Easter retreat in Emmaus Dublin in 2015, and a six day pilot of the current work in the Nano Nagle Centre in Cork 2016.<br />Sample Agenda for one day workshop</p> <p>9.30&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Registration and Welcome<br />10.00&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mindful Movement and Meditation<br />10.30&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Input on New Cosmology<br />10.45&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Individual and small group process time (including coffee).<br />12.00&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Group Sharing<br />12.45&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mindfulness Practise<br />13.00&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; LUNCH.<br />2.15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Creative Activity ( e.g. mandala, clay work, creative writing , outdoor meditation )<br />15.15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; COFFEE<br />15.45&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Input on Mindfulness followed by Mindfulness practise<br />16.15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Group Sharing and Ritual<br />17.00&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; End</p> <div>To book a space on this retreat please contact Dee by phone or email (listed above), or book online&nbsp;<a href=""></a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:53:05 +0000 deehennessy01 44215 at Mindfulness Spiritual Companioning <div class="node-body"><p><span><em><strong>Mindfulness Spiritual Companioning<br />Mindfulness Coaching &amp; Supervision</strong></em></span></p> <p><span><em>ph 086-8539227 or &nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Spiritual Companioning</strong>&nbsp;creates an unhurried sacred space for you to slow down, and to support you to engage in meaningful and nourishing soul care.&nbsp;<strong>Mindfulness Coaching</strong>&nbsp;is for those who&nbsp;want to learn how to build a mindfulness practise that will seamlessly integrate into your real life and help you to come home to yourself in a way that connects you with the joy that is yours.<strong>Mindfulness Supervision</strong>&nbsp;is for anyone working with or leading teams of people.&nbsp;</em></span><span><em>Available face to face in &nbsp;Tubrid ~Woodsgift, County Kilkenny, as well as online and by phone.</em>&nbsp;<em>€60 per session - for more see</em><a data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1489745297843000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEZ-AouJ6onJdZjnJlZd-IR9V2IsA" href="" target="_blank"></a></span></p></div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:47:43 +0000 deehennessy01 44214 at Fundraised Income Up 3% - 2into3 Quarterly Fundraising Monitor <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Fundraised income in the Not-for-Profit sector has increased by 3% in Quarter 3 for the 9 months ending September 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, when excluding emergency appeal income. </strong></p><p>This finding has emerged from the latest 2into3 Quarterly Fundraising Monitor which also found that, over the same period, there are significantly differing experiences of fundraising within the sector, for example;</p><ul><li>Social Services experienced an increase in fundraised income</li><li>International Development experienced a decrease, even when emergency appeal income is removed.</li></ul><p>As organisations look towards the future and their ability to make a difference, within and outside of Irish society, the need for bridging the knowledge gap present in the Not-for-Profit sector becomes clear. While advancements have been made, the sector still lacks sufficient up-to-date data to enable organisations to benchmark their performance, and to benefit from shared knowledge.</p><p>2into3’s Quarterly Fundraising Monitor is a key tool in enabling organisations to compare fundraised income, methods and costs with other organisations, both within and across subsectors. While maintaining their anonymity, organisations will be able to assess their fundraising strategy and to make knowledge-based, cutting-edge decisions. The data looks at quarterly fluctuations in fundraised income, while taking into account a more linear analysis to provide a well-rounded picture of the fundraising landscape in Ireland.</p><p>Armed with this type of information, an organisation’s ability to advocate and make donors aware of the critical importance of their work dramatically improves. Decision-making at management and board level can take advantage of an evidence-informed approach.</p><p>If your experience differs to the market or you want to find out more on the fundraising mix, cost and trend across the Not-for-Profit sector, please contact Elena Stocchiero of 2into3 at <a href=""></a>.</p><h3>About 2into3</h3><p>2into3 are Ireland's specialist advisors and capacity builders for the not-for-profit sector. Since 2006 2into3 have assisted a wide range of Not-for-Profits by providing consulting, recruitment, research and capacity building services. 2into3 provides a Quarterly Fundraising Monitor service offering subscribed organisations with the most up-to-date, frequent and comprehensive information on Ireland’s fundraising landscape enabling fundraisers, board members and management to compare fundraised income, methods and costs with other organisations, both within and across subsectors.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p></div> Funding Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:59:57 +0000 paul.meade 44210 at Deadline Approaching for National Competition for Ideas (Cash & Support for Winners) <div class="node-body"><h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>8 winning social entrepreneurs will receive initial 300,000 euro in funding and support with potential for further investment and development opportunities<br /><br /> 15 people with early-stage ideas will win a place at the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs</strong></h3><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/app-b1e69a15283241de99929db761f2cfec.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 147px;" /></strong></p><p>Social Entrepreneurs Ireland has reissued a call for entrants for&nbsp;their 2017 Awards Programme, supported by DCC plc, calling for applications from ambitious individuals with ideas to create positive social change in Ireland.</p><p><strong>‘Don’t let a good idea go to waste’&nbsp;</strong>is the call from the organisation which seeks the most innovative ideas and energetic entrepreneurs to solve social problems in Ireland.</p><p>Speaking at the launch of the competition in February, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland said: ‘We support people who have an entrepreneurial drive, people who think big and have the ambition and energy to see their ideas realised, so that the social problem they are tackling may one day be a thing of the past. If you have an idea or project to make a positive impact, apply to us. If we believe in it, we’ll back you.”</p><p>Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is offering a whole range of supports for social entrepreneurs from start-up to scale-up. The call is for people with early-stage ideas right through to people who are ready to grow and scale their existing organisations, to apply at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p>Previous winners include Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien who had the idea for <strong><em>FoodCloud </em></strong>– an app that connects shops with too much food with charities who need it; John Evoy who had the idea for the <strong><em>Irish Men’s Sheds Association</em></strong> – a place in the community for men to connect and create meaningful projects; and Dara Connolly with the idea for <strong><em>ReCreate </em></strong>which takes unwanted materials from businesses and turns them into art materials for schools and families that couldn’t otherwise afford them.</p><p>The eight Award winners will join Ireland’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. As well as an immediate 10,000 euro in unrestricted funding, they will receive a place on an accelerator programme worth 15,000 euro, with access to over 150 pro-bono supporters, coaches and mentors. The programme will explore options for further funding and support from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, which historically ranges from 20,000 to 300,000 euro in value.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>DCC plc, the international sales, marketing and support services group, is the flagship supporter of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards.</p><p>Speaking of DCC’s partnership with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, CEO of DCC plc Tommy Breen said, “We strongly believe in the work of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. It is a great privilege to play a role in assisting Ireland’s brightest and most ambitious entrepreneurs who are dedicated to making a positive impact on our society.”</p><p><strong><em>Applications to the Awards programme close at 5pm on 29 March 2017</em></strong>.</p><p>Interested candidates can apply or find out more at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p></div> Funding Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:32 +0000 paul.meade 44206 at School chairs for donation&nbsp; <div class="node-body"><p><strong>School chairs for donation</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested individuals or groups should contact directly St Mary's Special School, South Hill, Delvin, Westmeath (N91 RK80) or email: <strong><a href=""></a></strong></p> <p>The chairs are adult size.</p> <p>St Mary's Special School would also welcome a donation of fold up or stackable chairs.</p></div> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:31:44 +0000 femi 44205 at Each year, as part of our&nbsp; <div class="node-body"><div id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81799"><strong>Each year, as part of our&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1489584092160000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEdt77CbX2XIORxsz7gcEWsk8Q3PQ" href=";key=YAMMID-26764912&amp;" id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81904" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise</a>,&nbsp;UCD Innovation Academy&nbsp;invites organisations to provide a real-world problem facing their business that we can set a cross-disciplinary team of six experienced students (most participants are mid-late career and from a variety of sectors) to work on over a four week period (part-time).&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It offers participant host organisations an opportunity to gain a new perspective on and potentially a solution to a particular problem. Organisations including the ESB, Google, Abbvie and GlanBia have previously hosted projects.&nbsp;</div> <div id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81908">&nbsp;</div> <div id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81911">There is no cost to the organisation and the time commitment is minimal.&nbsp;Essentially this requires the organisation providing a real challenge and a point of contact to brief the student team, answer questions and ideally attend their presentation.</div> <div id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81915">&nbsp;</div> <div id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81917">We are looking for&nbsp;tentative agreement&nbsp;from organisations to participate as Project Hosts for the 2017/18 academic year. If you don't have a project in mind, that's no problem as all we are seeking right now is a tentative 'yes please' or a 'no thanks'.&nbsp;</div> <div id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81919">&nbsp;</div> <div id="m_1513121410521984065m_-3301874607561432873yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1489422854007_81921">The deadline for expressions of interest in this unique offer is the close on business on Thursday, 16 March.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Contact David Nevin directly to register your interest:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</div></div> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:30:13 +0000 paul.meade 44190 at National patient representative panel for HSE focus groups&nbsp;&nbsp;International studies show that bringing the perspectives of patients, service users and famil <div class="node-body"><div><h3>National patient representative panel for HSE focus groups&nbsp;</h3></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>International studies show that bringing the perspectives of patients, service users and families directly into the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care and working in partnership with patients and families improves the quality and safety of health care and patient and staff experience.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>To ensure that patients have an input into the design, planning and delivery of services, the HSE Quality Improvement Division facilitates the engagement of national divisions and programmes with patients, family members and carers. Conducting focus groups is one of the forms of such engagement. Focus groups centre around a key issue and participants are usually asked to provide feedback on a number of specific questions.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The HSE is in the process of creating a national panel of patient representatives and are looking for patients, family members or carers who may be interested in participating in such focus groups and having an input into health service planning and design.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Your assistance is needed in creating this panel. You can assist the HSE by nominating patients, family members or carers &nbsp;For more information please contact Nicola Williams at <strong><a href=""></a></strong></div></div> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:37:43 +0000 femi 44187 at Special Events: Promoting Good Governance in Charities & Not-for-Profits, 28 March <div class="node-body"><p>The Wheel is delighted to be involved in a special event hosted by&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Chartered Accountants Ireland Charities &amp; Not-for-profit Committee</span>&nbsp;Ireland in Dublin on 28 May. The event will focus on the importance of governance from the perspective of charities and not-for-profit organisations, understanding public-benefit trusteeship and the challenges of governing charitable organisations and the role of the Board in charitable fundraising.</p><p><strong>Who should attend</strong></p><p>With an increased focus on effective governance in charities and not-for-profits, this event is a must for:</p><ul><li>Board members of Charities &amp; Not-for-Profits</li><li>CEOs of Charities &amp; Not-for-Profits</li><li>Finance Managers of Charities &amp; Not-for-Profits</li><li>Members in practice with charity or not-for-profit clients</li><li>Anyone working in or interested in the charity or not-for-profit sectors</li></ul><p><strong>Learning Outcomes</strong></p><ul><li>Gain insights from key experts from the charities sector</li><li>Obtain a better understanding of the challenges facing the sector</li><li>Hear about how organisations are dealing with governance issues</li></ul><p><strong><a href="">Find out more or Book your Place</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="Cartered Accountants" src="/sites/default/files/Logo_4.jpg" style="width: 395px; height: 66px;" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></div> Accountants governance Training Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:15:05 +0000 gackermann 44180 at Charities Regulator announces a Consultative Panel on the Governance of Charitable Organisations <div class="node-body"><div>The Charities Regulator has established a Statutory Consultative Panel on the Governance of Charitable Organisations.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Panel will consider how the administration and management of charities can be improved and make recommendations to the Regulator on the development and implementation of governance guidelines, codes of conduct or regulations.</div><div>The panel will also consider options and make recommendations to the Charities Regulator on how best to promote compliance by charity trustees with their duty to control and manage charities.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Header CR logo_0.PNG" style="width: 220px; float: left; height: 44px; margin: 8px;" /></div><div>John Farrelly CEO of the Charities Regulator said: “Charities provide essential support and services to the most vulnerable in our society. It is precisely because of the work charities do, that it is so essential to the overall good of our society, as well as to the specific individuals they assist, that every charity is managed properly”.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The first meeting of the panel is scheduled to take place on the 30th March 2017. The work of the panel will include a public consultation process and will complete by the end of 2017. Following this, a final report will be prepared for consideration by the Charities Regulators’ Board, before being published.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Farrelly further stated “the work of the panel will enable the Charities Regulator to ensure that an appropriate governance framework for charities is put in place. Our intention is that all Charities will comply with the law with the least amount of regulatory burden so that the maximum amount of effort goes into service users and beneficiaries”.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><strong>Panel Members</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Chairperson - Senan Turnbull<br />&nbsp;</div><div>CRA Board Member - Patricia Cronin<br />&nbsp;</div><div>CEO CRA - John Farrelly, CEO Charities&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div><div>Charity CEO - Stephanie Manahan, CEO Central Remedial Clinic</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Wheel Nominee - Ivan Cooper, Director of Public Policy</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Charities Institute Ireland Nominee - Lucy Masterson CEO&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Academic Nominee -&nbsp;Dr Oonagh Breen Senior Lecturer in Law, UCD</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Governance Expert - &nbsp;Professor Niamh Brennan, Quinn School of Business, UCD</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Finance Expert - Teresa McColgan, PwC, Tax Partner</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Department of Justice &amp; Equality Nominee - John Laffan, PO Civil Governance Unit</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div>Corporate Governance Association of Ireland Nominee - James Kavanagh, Chairman CGAI&nbsp;</div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Charities Commission of Northern Ireland Nominee - Claire O’Hare, Policy Development Manager &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div></div> charities Consultative panel CRA governance regulator Sector Big Picture Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:39:41 +0000 gackermann 44170 at What the hell is going on?FOUNDATION TRAINING in GROUP ANALYSIS <div class="node-body"><p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="font-size: 13.7136px;"><em>What the hell is going on?</em></strong></p><p align="center"><strong>FOUNDATION TRAINING in GROUP ANALYSIS</strong></p><p>We are born into, live and work in groups: family, social and organisational.&nbsp; Yet how often are we at a loss as to what is going on in the group dynamic? &nbsp;</p><p>This one-year course is open to professionals interested in deepening their understanding and capacity to work psycho-dynamically with groups in clinical and organisational settings.&nbsp; Drawing on the theory of Group Analyst S.H. Foulkes, and referencing Group Relations, Social Unconscious and Systemic Theories, this training primarily focuses on the group over the individual, providing a framework to understand the unconscious dynamics in groups.&nbsp; In Foulkes’ view the individual can only be understood in the context of its group/s.</p><p>This unique, challenging and long standing course is offered in block format over nine weekends from <strong>September 2017 – June 2018</strong>.&nbsp; The main elements of training are theory, work discussion and case study seminars, crucially complemented with small group therapy and experiential large group.</p><p align="center"><strong><u>Information Briefings:</u></strong></p><p align="center"><strong>Monday 20<sup>th</sup> March 6.30pm-8pm</strong></p><p align="center"><strong>Thursday 23<sup>rd</sup> March 6.30pm-8pm</strong></p><p align="center"><strong>Saturday 25<sup>th</sup> March 11am-12.30pm</strong></p><p>at The School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, D4.</p><p>We ask those planning on attending, to register their interest with Louise Hughes, School Administrator <a href=""></a></p><p><strong>Closing Date for Course Applications: 12<sup>th</sup> May 2017&nbsp;</strong></p><p align="center"><strong>For further information: <a href=""></a> </strong>and</p><p><strong><a href=""></a></strong></p></div> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:06:14 +0000 mjp 44168 at