en The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is running two important training opportunities of great relevance to the Irish nonprofit sector. <div class="node-body"><p>The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is running two important training opportunities of great relevance to the Irish nonprofit sector. The first is a seminar and the second a full MA programme.</p><p>Full details and links below.</p><h3>Seminar on Performance Measurement in the Not for Profit Sector</h3><p>The School of Business here at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) is pleased to announce a series of Industry Seminars for the Not for Profit sector. See below details of our first event :&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Seminar Theme:</strong>&nbsp;Performance Measurement - Developing the power tools to measure success&nbsp;<br /><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;July 11th 2017 , 8.30am - 10.45am&nbsp;<br /><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Learning and Innovation Centre (LINC) Building, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Full details here &gt;&gt;</a></strong></p><h3>Masters of Arts in Management for the Non-Profit Sector</h3><p>This course is aimed specifically at people working in the not-for-profit sector (NPOs). This course will enable participants to develop advanced core competencies in Management in the NPO sector, to build on learning and management skills already gained and to further develop the analytical skills and academic knowledge of students. The curriculum offers a richness and variety of learning that will ensure students develop a range of high-level knowledge and skill in research, strategic thinking and reflective learning. Students will further develop an ability to integrate knowledge, manage complexity and formulate judgements thereby establishing the foundation for a successful career.</p><p>he MA in Management course focuses on equipping students with the essential skills necessary to make an increased contribution to their NPO. In addition to the academic content of the programme the MA in Management equips its students with the requisite practical skills for a career in the ever changing environment faced by NPOs. The course is structured to develop competitive managerial leaders and decision-makers who can help their NPO meet the challenges facing them. The course will be assessed through work based projects which will allow the students to apply the knowledge learnt in class to their work situations.</p><p><strong>Course Schedule</strong></p><p>The course will be delivered through eight Fridays per semester – 2 per month. In addition, there will two hours of online delivery every week during the semester. There will be three semester of taught modules. During the fourth semester students will work on a research project with the guidance of a supervisor.</p><p><strong>Career Opportunities</strong></p><p>The Non-Profit sector employs a substantial number of people in Ireland. This course will enhance students’ ability to make an increased contribution to their organisation and is likely to improve career prospects as NPOs try to balance the needs of their clients and the available resources.</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Full details here &gt;&gt;</a></strong></p></div> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:24:25 +0000 paul.meade 44925 at <div class="node-body"><p><strong><a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=2" target="_blank">European Alternatives</a></strong>, together with the <strong><a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=3" target="_blank">European Citizens Action Centre (ECAS)</a>&nbsp;</strong>and <strong><a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=4" target="_blank">Krytyka Polityczna</a></strong>, is running a training series from September 2017 to June 2018, to bring together individual activists and citizens to lobby for freedom of movement and citizens rights across the European Union.&nbsp;<br /><br /> <a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=5" target="_blank"><strong>Apply for the training by filling out our online form before Sunday, July 2nd at midnight&nbsp;</strong></a><strong><a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=6" target="_blank">(GMT+1)</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>You will learn about the drivers for hostile or ignorant attitudes to mobile European citizens,&nbsp;be provided with training from experts in EU citizen rights, in campaigning and in project management and tasked with developing a campaign against restrictions to freedom of movement and mobility rights. <strong>The first training will take place in Warsaw on September 18-20th and will be followed with trainings in Madrid, London and Florence</strong>.</p> <p>To apply, here’s what you need to know.</p> <ul> <li><strong>We’re looking for people who:</strong> <ul> <li>Reside in one of the 28 EU-Member States.</li> <li>Are proficient in English.</li> <li>Have some knowledge of the issues of freedom of movement, EU mobile citizens rights and migrants right and some experience with advocacy, campaigning or policy influencing.</li> <li>Are deeply committed to organizing a campaign or action during the training.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> <li>You will be expected to join <strong>the entire series of trainings</strong> (4)</li> <li>There is a <strong>registration fee of 150€</strong> which includes travel costs, food and accommodation costs and training materials for the whole training series. If you cannot or partially can pay the registration fee, please let us know at the end of the form, and if your application is selected, we will get in touch.</li> <li>The deadline for applications is <strong>midnight (GMT+1) July 2nd, 2017</strong></li> <li><strong><a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=7" target="_blank" title="Apply here!">Apply here or send this link on</a></strong></li> </ul> <p>We’re looking also to represent the diversity of people living in Europe. We are particularly committed to enable the participation of people from racial and ethnic minorities, people from LGBTQI+ communities, people with disabilities and people who identify with disadvantaged economic classes.<br /><br /> If you don’t identify as one of these groups, we still want you to apply – but if you know of an awesome person who does, encourage them to apply as well! You can share the call for applications on <strong><a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=8" target="_blank">Facebook</a></strong> or <strong><a href=";e=de810d26cd1add63f3347a0f7fd45073&amp;utm_source=ea&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=epimtrain20jun&amp;n=9" target="_blank">Twitter</a></strong>.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with <a href="" target="_blank" title="Send an email to know more"></a>.</p> <p>We look forward to your application!<br /><br />&nbsp;</p></div> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:54:45 +0000 cathalg 44896 at Time to Complete the VitalSigns Survey <div class="node-body"><h3>The Communtity Foundation for Ireland invites you to participate in the VitalSigns survey.&nbsp;</h3><p>VitalSigns is a report card on the vitality of the nation. It grades twelve key issue areas that affect the quality of life of those who live, work, play and learn in Ireland.&nbsp;Ireland’s VitalSigns is a multi-dimensional report that reflects:</p><ul><li>Public perception</li><li>Factual data</li><li>Community leaders’ perceptions.</li></ul><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Take the survey here &gt;&gt;</strong></a></p><p>Capturing both hard facts and lived experience, Ireland’s VitalSigns tells a more nuanced and complete story of Ireland’s vitality than ever before.&nbsp;</p><p>Through comprehensive research, we provide a way for people to share their opinions about the 12 key issue areas featured in the report and give people an opportunity to be key influencers in the decision and grant making process for The Community Foundation of Ireland.</p><p>This report will be sent out to all the key stakeholders in Irish society and as a way to inform policy and decision makers about the real issues facing the nation today.</p><p>Three VitalSigns reports have been released to date:&nbsp;<a href="">VitalSigns 2013</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">VitalSigns 2015</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="">special edition VitalSigns Belonging report</a>&nbsp;released in 2016.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p></div> Sector Big Picture Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:36:17 +0000 paul.meade 44887 at M.A. Course in Personal Leadership and Pastoral CareIn September 2017 the National College of Ireland (NCI) will be delivering a M.A. <div class="node-body"><h3><strong>M.A. Course in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care</strong></h3><p>In September 2017 the National College of Ireland (NCI) will be delivering a M.A. course in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care. This is the first time that NCI will be providing this course which is a part-time course being run over a two year period and which is aimed at people who aspire to work in jobs and roles which involve leadership and pastoral care or are already involved in these jobs and roles. It is likely that the course will be of particular interest to people and organisations already engaged work areas such as community work, youth work, homelessness, addiction, social care, work with prisoners, work with disabled people, work with refugees and asylum seekers, work with Travellers. The MA course in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care aims to build upon the existing skills which people have in these work areas and to develop additional competencies around leadership and pastoral care in order to enhance their effectiveness and the contributions which they will make to the lives of people to whom they provide services and supports.</p><p>The MA course in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). This award allows transfer to Level 9 research degrees and, in some cases, progression to Level 10 Doctoral courses on the NFQ. In order to be eligible for the MA course, applicants will need to have an honours degree (Level 8 on the NFQ) or professional education in work areas related to pastoral care – these work areas could include education, social work, nursing, theology, youth and community work, social care. Evidence of current or previous pastoral experience will also be taken into account when assessing applicants to the MA course on Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care. NCI operates a Registration of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) arrangement whereby relevant work/life experiences are considered in relation to applicants who do not meet the normal academic qualifications for the MA course.</p><p>The MA course in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care has been organised in such a way that it will facilitate the participation of people who are unable to attend a full-time academic course on account of other work/life commitments. Much of the work on the course will take place at weekends and for block periods during the week. This should enable people who are working in areas aligned to pastoral care (with young people, with prisoners/offenders, with homeless people, with drug users, with disabled people, in disadvantaged communities etc.) to be able to combine their working life with participation on the MA course in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care. This will be of benefit to the applicants (who will acquire new knowledge and skills, who will secure a MA qualification) and to the employing/sponsoring organisations (which will have employees who are more competent in leadership and the provision of pastoral care as a result of their participation on the MA course).</p><p>This Information Note on the course aims to provide applicants and organisations within the community and voluntary sector in Ireland with some insights into pastoral care (what is it? what makes it different to other related work areas?) as well as providing more basic information about the MA in Personal Leadership and Pastoral Care (what skills and competencies will I gain through the course? how is the course organised and structured?).</p><p><strong><a href="/sites/default/files/INFORMATION%20NOTE.pdf">Download the full details here &gt;&gt;</a></strong></p></div> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:57:36 +0000 paul.meade 44885 at Carmichael Centre's Autumn/Winter 2017 Scheduled Training Programme now available for online booking. <div class="node-body"><p>Carmichael Centre's Autumn/Winter 2017 Scheduled Training Programme now available for online booking.</p> <p>Visit&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;for further details.</p></div> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:35:08 +0000 cgobe 44880 at Limited spaces left for our Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets workshopLocation: Carmichael Centre, D7Date: Friday, June 30th, 9.45am to 4.00pm <div class="node-body"><p>Limited spaces left for our Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets workshop</p> <p>Location: Carmichael Centre, D7</p> <p>Date: Friday, June 30th, 9.45am to 4.00pm</p> <p>For more information, please visit:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">;</a></p></div> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:33:05 +0000 cgobe 44879 at Announcement of Community & Rural Affairs Ministry Heralds New Dawn For Community & Voluntary Sector <div class="node-body"><p>The Wheel today warmly&nbsp;welcomed&nbsp;the&nbsp;appointment of&nbsp;Michael Ring TD as Minister for Community and Rural Affairs.</p> <p>Ivan Cooper, The Wheel's&nbsp;Director of Public Policy said: "The community and voluntary sector makes a massive contribution to national life&nbsp;providing services for&nbsp;people and communities up and down&nbsp;the country. &nbsp;It&nbsp;supports young people, older people, people with disabilities and people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, amongst many other things -&nbsp;but it has experienced very challenging times in recent years. We are delighted that this new&nbsp;department with Minister Michael&nbsp;Ring at the helm&nbsp;will be focusing on supporting the sector to increase the positive difference that community and voluntary organisations can make in people’s lives"&nbsp;</p> <p>The Wheel reports that over half a million people volunteer their time every year with over 19,000 community and voluntary organisations - and that&nbsp;these organisations face daily challenges in raising the funds and in&nbsp;governing and managing their important, and often complex, work.&nbsp; Mr Cooper added "As Ireland's charities move into the new era of professionalism that the public rightly demands, we need to make sure that people are encouraged to get involved in this great national movement and that public policy supports the work to the greatest extent possible. &nbsp;We are delighted that there is now a department dedicated to supporting both communities and the&nbsp;community and voluntary sector that sustains thriving communities. &nbsp;We are very much looking forward to working with Minister Ring in delivering the programme for Government commitment to ‘develop a strategy to support the community and voluntary sector’”, said Mr Cooper.</p></div> Community & Rural Affairs Michael Ring Michael Ring TD Sector Big Picture Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:14:08 +0000 gackermann 44860 at Ireland Wales Call for Proposals <div class="node-body"><div>Is your organisation involved in promoting local tourism, eco-tourism, or cultural heritage in the&nbsp; east or south of Ireland? If so you may be eligible to apply for a grant under the Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>€9.6M of funds are available for cross-border proposals to maximise the potential of Ireland and Wales’ natural and cultural assets, helping to increase visitor numbers to coastal communities (Priority 3 under the Interreg Ireland-Wales Programme).</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A call for proposals has been opened for this priority area, with a particular interest in attracting engagement from the community and voluntary sector.&nbsp; Each project must have at least one Irish and one Welsh partner and a maximum of six joint partners.&nbsp; Click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to see a map of eligible areas.[excerpt]</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Types of projects funded under this priority axis include establishing and developing networks and cooperation platforms; exchange of best practice, expertise, and/or technologies; pilot actions for testing out new&nbsp; processes, products or services that could attract investment; and other minor scale investments.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The deadline to submit a proposal is 5pm on 28 July 2017. Information about how to apply can be found&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and you can also contact The Wheel’s Access Europe team for support during the application process (<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a>).</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Email:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;for more information or see&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a>.</div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-excerpt"> <div class="icon"></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="field-item-data"> <span class="field-item-data-inner"> <p>Deadline for applications: 5pm on 28 July 2017</p> </span> </span> </div> </div> </div> Funding Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:05:19 +0000 paul.meade 44852 at Summer Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets workshopLocation: Carmichael Centre, D7Date: Friday, June 30th, 9.45am to 4.00pmFor more information, please visit:&nbsp; <div class="node-body"><p>Summer Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets workshop</p> <p>Location: Carmichael Centre, D7</p> <p>Date: Friday, June 30th, 9.45am to 4.00pm</p> <p>For more information, please visit:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">;</a></p></div> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:51:19 +0000 cgobe 44845 at Half day workshop with Simon Scriver CFRE on Fundraising StrategyLocation: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, D7Date: 20th June, 9.45am to 1.00pm <div class="node-body"><p>Half day workshop with Simon Scriver CFRE on Fundraising Strategy</p> <p>Location: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, D7</p> <p>Date: 20th June, 9.45am to 1.00pm</p> <p>Trainer: Simon Scriver is a professional fundraising consultant, coach, trainer and practitioner.</p> <p>For more information, please <a href="">visit&nbsp;</a></p></div> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:49:09 +0000 cgobe 44844 at New Fund for Local Health and Social Issues <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Animate&nbsp;2017 is a €220,000 fund that provides grants and supports to early stage projects or organisations that have come up with clever ideas to address health and social issues in their community. </strong></p><p><img alt="Animate Fund" src=" (1)_0.png" style="width: 175px; height: 109px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />This year the&nbsp;Animate&nbsp;Fund will have two elements, the first will seek out early stage innovations that have smart responses to general community issues such as poverty, educational disadvantage etc. The second element will have a specific focus on community health with the new Healthy Community Awards which is proudly supported by Medtronic.</p><p>The&nbsp;Animate&nbsp;Fund offers:</p><ul><li>A share of €220,000 fund, including both cash grant and non-financial supports, shared between 11 projects. (€10,000 cash and €10,000 non-financial supports such as mentoring, growth planning)</li><li>3 to 4 month programme including bespoke mentoring and growth planning.</li></ul><p>Applications are likely to come from charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profits.</p><p><strong>The closing date for&nbsp;Animate&nbsp;is 7&nbsp;July 2017 at 5pm.</strong></p><p>More information and how to apply can be found here:<br /><a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Please contact&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;with any questions.</p></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-excerpt"> <div class="icon"></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="field-item-data"> <span class="field-item-data-inner"> <p>Deadline for applications: 7 July 2017</p> </span> </span> </div> </div> </div> Funding Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:48:50 +0000 paul.meade 44843 at &nbsp;Combating Bullying: Introducing an Online School Programme Toolkit!&nbsp; <div class="node-body"><h3>&nbsp;</h3><div><h3><span style="font-size: 13.7136px;">Combating Bullying: Introducing an Online School Programme Toolkit!</span></h3></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Combat Bullying" src="" style="width: 463px; height: 564px;" /></a></div><div><p>Meath Partnership are currently collaborating with a team of partners from across 5 other European countries on the Combat Bullying project.&nbsp;</p><p>This project, called <strong>“Combat Bullying: A Whole School Program” (ComBuS),</strong> aims to develop a whole school programme that will empower students, teachers, school staff, school leaders, and parents to combat bullying and create healthy and safe school communities, using blended (face-to-face, online and mobile) methodologies, tools, and activities.&nbsp;</p><p>Over the past 18 months, the Combat Bullying project team have developed and implemented activities targeting all individuals involved in supporting children and young people through school. The project has so far involved students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and staff in a participatory and empowering manner; and we have delivered a series of workshops directly with local schools in Meath since the beginning of the year.&nbsp;</p><p>To facilitate our work, our transnational project team have developed a toolkit of resources for parents, teachers and school principals which are now freely available to use online.&nbsp;</p><p>These training materials and resources can be found on the project website: <strong><a href=""></a></strong></p></div></div> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:34:46 +0000 femi 44841 at Sonas have some fantastic summer events coming up - book now! <div class="node-body"><p><em>Sonas have some fantastic summer events coming up - book now!</em></p><h3><strong><u>Gardening the Dementia Friendly Way Workshop</u></strong></h3><p><strong><em>Delivered by the award-winning Bloom Dementia Friendly Garden Team! </em></strong></p><p><strong>Thursday June 15th, 2017</strong></p><p><strong>Location:&nbsp;</strong>The Green Kitchen Cafe &amp; Garden Centre</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>2:00 - 4:30pm</p><p><strong>Price:&nbsp;</strong>€20 per person</p><p>Places limited!</p><p><img alt="" src=" (1).jpeg" style="width: 200px; height: 133px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />This workshop gives practical guidance on how to support people with dementia to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the outdoors. It is suitable for all of those who care for people with dementia, whether in the family home or a residential care setting. The dementia friendly garden tools showcased by Newtown Saunders Ltd at the Bloom Dementia Friendly Garden will also be available for viewing at the workshop.</p><p>We are delighted to be partnering with the Green Kitchen Café &amp; Garden Centre, which is part of WALK (Walkinstown Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities), for the workshop. WALK provides residential and community inclusion services to people with disabilities.</p><h3><strong><em>Summertime Series</em></strong></h3><h3><strong><u>Afternoon of connection and creativity in Rathfarnham Castle</u></strong></h3><p><strong><em>For family carers/care staff and people with dementia </em></strong></p><p><strong>Wednesday July 12th, 2017</strong></p><p><strong>Location:&nbsp;</strong>Rathfarnham Castle</p><p><strong>Time:</strong>2:00 - 4:30pm</p><p><strong>Price:&nbsp;</strong>€25 per person</p><p>Places limited!</p><p><img alt="" src=" (2).jpeg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />Join us for an engaging afternoon at the beautiful 16th Century Rathfarnham Castle.</p><p>The event provides people living with dementia and their families with an opportunity to take part in a relaxing afternoon of music and activity in a safe environment. Activities will be led by of Engaging Activities, and will include sensory enrichment and memory-based activities.</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Book online here &gt;&gt;</a></strong></p><p>Call Dara at 01 260 8138</p><p>or email <a href=""></a></p></div> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:15:11 +0000 paul.meade 44839 at #IgnitingChange monthly Talk - 29 June, Dublin -&nbsp;Funding and Financial Sustainability&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;#IgnitingChange <div class="node-body"><h3><strong>#IgnitingChange monthly Talk - 29 June, Dublin -&nbsp;Funding and Financial Sustainability</strong></h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>#IgnitingChange</strong> is a monthly talk series that brings together people from all walks of life to discuss the hot topics in society.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This month's <strong><a href="http://" target="_blank">#IgnitingChange</a></strong> talk is based around <em><strong>Funding and Financial Sustainability</strong></em>. We will be discussing government schemes and grant-making bodies which can assist in voluntary grassroots organizations in becoming fully-funded.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Throughout our talk, we will be exploring how an organization can apply and implement funding schemes to cover their costs and overheads while encouraging conversation among our audience about self-funded events and activities.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This event is aimed at local voluntary communities and organizations who have been or are in the process of grant applications, and who are looking for helpful insights and tips on how to maximize their funding and sustainability efforts.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tickets are free but there are limited places available.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><a href="http://" target="_blank">Book Your Place Here</a></strong></div></div> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:33:48 +0000 femi 44836 at Ethical & Secure Investment for Irish Charities - Download 2 New Reports <div class="node-body"><div><strong>The Wheel is pleased to be able to circulate two reports that will be of great potential interest to Irish nonprofits, particularly those considering the issue of ethical and secure investing.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Produced by <a href="" target="_blank">Sarasin &amp; Partners</a>, one of The Wheel's frequent collaborators, the two reports are available for download below (click the images to download).&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</div><div><hr /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><h3 style="font-size: 13.7136px; text-align: center;">Stewardship Report:<br /><strong style="background-color: transparent;">Environmental, social and governance issues</strong></h3><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><em><strong>A responsible approach to investing&nbsp;</strong></em></div><div style="text-align: center;"><em><strong><a href=" Report_Edition 3 2016.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 240px; height: 247px;" /></a></strong></em></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><hr /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><h3 style="font-size: 13.7136px;">House Report:<br /><strong style="background-color: transparent;">Building resilience in an evolving world</strong></h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><strong>Robust investment portfolios can thrive in a cracked landscape</strong></em></div><div><em><strong><a href=" Report Q2 2017 EMAIL.PDF" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 240px; height: 241px;" /></a></strong></em></div></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div></div></div> Sector Big Picture Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:08:08 +0000 paul.meade 44833 at Do you have you experience working for community organisations in Ireland and want to expand on y <div class="node-body"><h3><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/image001_1.png" style="width: 450px; height: 82px;" /></h3><h3>Do you have you experience working for community organisations in Ireland and want to expand on your skills overseas? If so, VSO Ireland wants to hear from you!</h3><p><strong>Where you'll be located</strong></p><p>Karamoja is one of the poorest and least developed regions in Uganda. Many children are not able to go to school – in one district, only 6.4% of girls finish primary education at all. Our upcoming inclusive education programme aims to change that. We’re looking for experienced community development volunteers to share their skills with local professionals and help more marginalised children get the education they deserve.</p><p><strong>What you'll be doing</strong></p><p>These volunteers, who will be placed in both Kotido and Moroto districts, will collaborate with the Community Development Office to ensure that local communities have a voice on education services and more marginalised children are able to go to school. This will include promoting community dialogue about inclusive education and resolving conflicts, particularly in relation to girls’ education. They will work closely with other VSO volunteers, as well as community based organisations, members of School Management Committees and Parent Teacher Associations.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/girls_education1.png" style="width: 446px; height: 334px;" /></p><p>Typical tasks will include:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Facilitating community consultations to ensure that community voice on marginalised children is heard.</li><li>Implementing and monitoring an agreed community development operational plan.</li><li>Ensuring community mobilisation and education promotion is conducted at sub-country and school level- Strengthening local council and village support systems to resolve conflict situations for marginalised children</li><li>Strengthening the capacity of local CBOs and sub-country offices to promote inclusive practices</li><li>Planing and organising outreach support services to girls and boys in the community.</li></ul><p><strong>What skills you need</strong></p><p>Our Community Development Specialist roles are ideal if you have a degree in social sciences, social work, community development, gender or special education and at least five years’ experience in community development. You should be able to interact easily with people from diverse rural groups and be able to work effectively with minimum supervision.</p><p><strong>How VSO supports you</strong></p><p>The successful applicants will receive pre-departure and in-country training to ensure they develop the soft skills required to thrive in their new working environment. Costs, including flights and accommodation, are covered and a monthly volunteer allowance is also provided.</p><p>You can find a detailed job description and make an application here here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>If you would like to discuss the role further or find out more, please contact Annette O'Sullivan on <a href=""></a> or call 01 640 1073 now!&nbsp;</p><p>Position to commence in August 2017.</p><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/girls_education2_0.png" style="width: 446px; height: 334px;" /></p></div> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:23:07 +0000 paul.meade 44830 at Disability Federaion of IrelandSOLA - 2 Day Training Course on 'Outcome and Impact Measurement'Date: Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June 2017 <div class="node-body"><p>Disability Federaion of Ireland</p> <p>SOLA - 2 Day Training Course on 'Outcome and Impact Measurement'</p> <p><strong>Date</strong>: Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June 2017</p> <p><strong>Venue</strong>: Disability Federation of Ireland, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8</p> <p><strong>Cost:</strong> €325 (€50 REDUCTION if booked before Friday 2nd June 2017)</p> <p>This two day course will give you a comprehensie and practical grounding in monitoring and evaluation. You will learn how to define and measure outcomes and also develop your own monitoring and evaluation framework, which you can start using straight away.</p> <p>The course is delivered by experienced tutors and offers a practical approach to linking monitoring and evaluation of outputs and outcomes to the planning and delivery of an organisations work.</p> <p><strong>Is this course for you? </strong></p> <p>The couse is aimed at empolyees of small to medium sized voluntary sector organisations and/or organisations that are beginning to implement a monitoring and self evaluation system to collect informaiton on their outputs and outcomes</p> <p><strong>You will benefit most if, </strong></p> <ul> <li>You are implementing PQASSO or other quality management systems</li> <li>Are new to monitoring and evaluation</li> <li>Wish to have time within the training to explore issues of monitoring</li> <li>Want to implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system in your organisation to collect information on the outputs and outcomes of your work.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Course Outcomes:</strong></p> <p>You will gain;</p> <p>A better understanding of monitoring and evaluation</p> <p>Improved ability to identify and describe the outcomes and impact of&nbsp;your work</p> <p>Increased knowledge of how to develop a robust monitoring and evaluation framework</p> <p>Increased awareness of some simple ways to collect information</p> <p>For further information or to book your place contact Claire Gallery on 061 202960 or <a href=""></a></p></div> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:31:38 +0000 SOLA 44824 at The Carmichael Centre Launches the 2017 Good Governance Awards <div class="node-body"><p><strong>The Carmichael Centre is delighted to launch the 2017 Good Governance Awards in association with its partners: Charities Institute Ireland, Dóchas, ENCLUDE, Volunteer Ireland, The Wheel, Davy Charities, Governance On-Line, Mason Hayes &amp; Curran and Mazars.</strong></p><p>This successful initiative now in its second year is accepting applications to be considered for one of four award categories.&nbsp; The Awards have been established to recognise and encourage compliance and adherence with good governance best practice by non-profit organisations in Ireland.</p><p>Building on the work of the Charities Regulator who recently highlighted the need for an appropriate governance framework for charities to be put in place, the Good Governance Awards seeks to showcase how good governance and driving social change are effectively interlinked. &nbsp;It also aims to promote awareness of effective governance principles and to encourage improvements in the standards of disclosure. &nbsp;[excerpt]</p><p>Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO of the Carmichael Centre said “excellent governance is intrinsic to a successful organisation, its culture and its people.&nbsp; This is a real opportunity for organisations in the non-profit sector to showcase their transparency and accountability by effectively communicating their performance, governance, culture and financials in their annual reports.&nbsp; We also want to reward the outstanding work taking place in the sector and help the sector rebuild trust with the wider public”</p><p>Entries will be judged by a panel of experts which include; Dr Oonagh Breen, UCD Sutherland School of Law; Ian Brady, Head of Davy’s Charities; Deirdre Garvey, The Wheel; Tom Costello, David Duffy founder of Governance-Online; Gerry Egan, Dóchas; Caitríona Fottrell, Ireland Funds; Penelope Kenny, Arts Governance; Aedín Morkan, Mazars; Bob Semple, Patricia Quinn, Benefacts; Geraldine Sheehan, Volunteer Ireland and Kevin Smyth.</p><p>The Carmichael Centre is the leading provider of quality services, training and supports to non-profit organisations nationwide.&nbsp; It is also home to 48 organisations from within the sector and provides them with shared services and targeted supports to help them maximise their potential and the positive difference they make to Irish Society.</p><p><strong>Closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 15&nbsp;September, 2017.&nbsp; &nbsp;More information and details of how to apply <a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong></p></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-excerpt"> <div class="icon"></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="field-item-data"> <span class="field-item-data-inner"> <p>"excellent governance is intrinsic to a successful organisation, its culture and its people."</p> </span> </span> </div> </div> </div> Sector Big Picture Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:16:53 +0000 paul.meade 44816 at Sunday Business Post to Publish Special Not-for-Profit Sector Report on 25 June <div class="node-body"><p><strong>On&nbsp;</strong><strong>Sunday</strong><strong> June 25th, <em>The Sunday Business Post</em>&nbsp;will publish a special report on the Not-for-Profit Sector. This report will focus on the challenges faced by the sector in this&nbsp;period&nbsp;of renewal and change.&nbsp;</strong><img alt="SB Post" src="/sites/default/files/logo-businesspost.png" style="width: 400px; height: 200px;" />Ireland’s not-for-profit sector has entered a new era of increased accountability and regulation. The Charities Regularity Authority (CRA) is currently developing a set of compulsory financial reporting and fundraising guidelines, and there is a renewed focus on corporate governance across the sector. At the same time, there is a push towards greater innovation and professionalism.</p><p>These developments are already having far-reaching consequences in a sector that employ over 100,000 people and has a combined annual income of €5.6 billion.<br />&nbsp;<br />The report will be published in partnership with The Wheel.</p><p>Drawing on the latest research, this report will look at:</p><ul><li>How the Not-for-Profit Sector is adapting to the new regulatory framework, the role of the CRA and forthcoming regulatory requirements</li><li>Good financial and corporate governance in the sector. The implementation of voluntary codes and standards, including SORP, the Governance Code and the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.</li><li>Charitable organisations and tax issues – how to apply for a tax exemption, eligibility and structures.</li><li>Guidelines for tendering and procurement. Support, advice and services available to Not-for-Profits to assist the transition to a commissioning model.</li><li>Human Resource Management, professional standards, training and leadership.</li></ul><p><strong>This report will be an ideal platform for businesses/experts who provide accounting, consultancy, legal, procurement and advisory services to charities and non-profit organisations to achieve a showcase in a highly relevant and supportive editorial.</strong><b>&nbsp;Contact Elizabeth Fallon on&nbsp;</b><strong>PH: 01- 6026042 or <a href="">e</a></strong><strong><a href=""></a>&nbsp;for details.</strong></p></div> nonprofit Publicity Sector Big Picture Sunday Business Post Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:37:25 +0000 gackermann 44782 at Coca-Cola Thank You Fund Opens for Applications <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Last week saw the launch of the 2017 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund in Dublin. The fund seeks to give away grants totalling €100,000 to youth charities across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.</strong></p><h3>The Thank You Fund in 2017</h3><p>Set up in 2011 to mark Coke's 125th anniversary, the Thank You Fund has already awarded €755,000 to 56 non-profit organisations in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.[excerpt]</p><p>Over the years, the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has supported many projects. These have included community, social and education programmes aimed at youth, promoting healthy and active lifestyles, as well as environmental leadership.&nbsp;</p><p>Grants of €5,000, €10,000 and €30,000 will be given to groups fitting this bill that emerge successful from an initial shortlist selection process and subsequent pitch to a panel of expert judges.</p><h3>Which projects are eligible for funding?</h3><p>The Thank You Fund is currently looking for projects from non-profit organisations with new ideas. The big theme this year is – ‘<em>Working with communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland to inspire and support young people.’</em></p><p>Within this theme, the Fund is seeking applications which fall under one or more of the following three categories:</p><ul><li>Bridging the divide between education and the workplace</li><li>Fostering diversity and inclusion among young people</li><li>Empowering young people aged 12 to 25 to become the leaders of the future.</li></ul><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Discover more now &gt;&gt;</strong></a></p><p><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 450px; height: 252px;" /></strong></p></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-excerpt"> <div class="icon"></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="field-item-data"> <span class="field-item-data-inner"> <p>Deadline for applications: 14 July @ midnight</p> </span> </span> </div> </div> </div> Funding Wed, 31 May 2017 01:20:45 +0000 paul.meade 44757 at