en The UCD Quinn School of Business Summer Internship Programme 2018 is currently engaging Dublin based organisations interested in hosting unpaid interns for a 6 week placement this Summer. <div class="node-body"><p><strong>The UCD Quinn School of Business Summer Internship Programme 2018 is currently engaging Dublin based organisations interested in hosting unpaid interns for a 6 week placement this Summer. </strong></p> <p>Commencing from 18 June through to 26 July (Mondays to Thursdays), the programme attracts applications from students in top tier undergraduate business schools in the United States across disciplines such as finance, accounting, marketing, public relations and business analytics.</p> <p>Further information is available at this link&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Quinn Summer Internship Programme</a> or by contacting the Internship Office on <a href="" target="_blank"></a> or 01 716 4716/4756&nbsp;</p></div> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:49:40 +0000 paul.meade 46510 at Survey: Have your say on how conflict is handled in the nonprofit sector in Ireland. <div class="node-body"><h3>Survey: Have your say on how conflict is handled in the nonprofit sector in Ireland. Enter and get a chance at winning one of four €50 One4All vouchers</h3><p>As part of a project seeking to measure the broad awareness of mediation and other alternative conflict resolution methods in the NGO/ Charity/ Non-profit sector, we have compiled a short, anonymous survey which we are inviting you to undertake.</p><p>The core goal of the survey is to assist both your organisation (and hopefully by extension you) as well as the wider mediation and conflict resolution community, by providing a wide picture of the current state of conflict management within workplaces in the sector, similar to your own.</p><p>We hope to do so by collating the wealth of data gleaned from participants such as yourself who are&nbsp;‘at the coal-face’&nbsp;and may witness or experience workplace conflict on a regular basis.</p><p>Please rest assured that no personal data will be collected (save at your option, your e-mail address being entered into the prize draw), and that responses to the survey will remain wholly confidential. This is an opportunity to honestly assess your workplace’s response to conflict.</p><p>A draw will be conducted on the conclusion of the survey process, with entrants having the opportunity to win one of four €50 One4All vouchers.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p></div> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:31:19 +0000 paul.meade 46509 at Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Inviting Applications for 350K in Funding <div class="node-body"><h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt=" Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2018" src="" style="width: 450px; height: 134px;" /></strong></h3><p align="center"><strong>&nbsp;UP TO 350,000 EURO IN FUNDING AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH THE BEST IDEAS TO MAKE IRELAND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE</strong></p><p align="center"><strong><em>A Geodesic Dome; A Rickshaw Service for the Elderly; A Solution to the Housing Crisis – just some of the ideas that have won funding and support so far. What will the Irish population think of this year?</em></strong></p><p>SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has&nbsp;launched a callout for people across the country with ideas to tackle social issues in Ireland to apply for funding and support as the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards, supported by DCC plc, opens for applications.</p><p>‘<strong><em>Don’t let a good idea go to waste!’ </em></strong>is the call from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, looking for people with early-stage ideas as well as people who are ready to grow and scale their existing projects. Interested candidates are asked to log on to to apply and find out more about the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland 2018 Awards programme which includes a whole range of support for social entrepreneurs from start-up to scale-up.</p><p>Speaking at the launch of this national competition, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland said,</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><strong><em>‘People are used to innovation in the commercial sector, but for Ireland to be in a position to tackle the challenges we face as a country, we need to support energetic people with entrepreneurial ideas, to take a different approach to solving social issues. We are uniquely placed as an organisation to be able to back these early-stage ideas with the potential to have an enormous impact on lives across the country. We are excited to see what ideas 2018 will bring.’ </em></strong></p><p>Previous winners of funding and support also include <strong><em>FoodCloud</em></strong>, which has to date delivered over 25 million meals to people in need; <strong><em>The Irish Men’s Sheds Association </em></strong>which now has over 400 sheds around the country, working with more than 10,000 men every week; and <strong><em>CoderDojo</em></strong>, which has been a worldwide success.</p><p><strong><em>There will be up to 8 winners in the Awards category</em></strong>, which supports people with existing projects aimed at solving a social problem. The Award is valued at 25,000 euro, with 10,000 euro in direct funding.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Up to 30 people with early-stage ideas will win a place in the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs</em></strong>where they will receive mentoring and support and the opportunity to pitch for seed funding, to spark their idea into action. The organisation also announced today that it is <strong><em>launching a new Academy for Social Entrepreneurs in Galway</em></strong>, expanding its range of programmes due to the high quantity of applications received last year when Social Entrepreneurs Ireland first launched the Academy programme.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><strong>‘We were inundated with ideas last year’ </strong>says Ryan.<strong>‘It goes to show how much appetite there is in Ireland to think creatively and do things differently. That’s where real change happens.’</strong></p><p>The entrepreneurs supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are having a very significant effect, impacting the lives of over 1.7 million people in Ireland last year.</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 at the launch for applications, Donal Murphy, CEO of DCC plc, said:</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><strong><em>‘We take great pride in our role as flagship sponsor of the annual Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards. DCC has backed commercially focused entrepreneurship for more than 40 years and we equally believe in the creativity and passion of Irish social entrepreneurs to make a significant contribution to solving our greatest challenges as a society.’ </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Applications for the Awards programme and the Academy close at 5pm on 20 March,</em></strong>&nbsp;<br /><br />Interested candidates can apply or find out more at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p></div> Funding Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:28:58 +0000 paul.meade 46498 at Winners of the Annual Philanthropist of the Year Awards Announced <div class="node-body"><h3>Winners of The Community Foundation for Ireland's 10th annual Philanthropist of the Year awards have been announced.</h3><div><img alt="" src="" style="width: 400px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 18px;" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The awards were presented recently at a luncheon hosted by broadcaster Marian Finucane in Dublin.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This year’s Philanthropist of the Year Award winners are:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><ul><li><strong>Norah Casey</strong> as The Community Foundation for Ireland’s <strong>National Philanthropist of the Year</strong> for her significant support for a number of charities including The Irish Hospice Foundation, Women’s Aid and Make A Wish Ireland.</li><li><strong>Bord Gáis Energy</strong> as The Community Foundation for Ireland’s <strong>Corporate Philanthropist of the Year</strong>&nbsp;for providing funding of&nbsp; €1.2m&nbsp; to Focus Ireland to help with the prevention of family homelessness.</li></ul><div>Now in their 10th year, The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Philanthropist of the Year Awards recognises extraordinary leadership in the area of philanthropy.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The winners, through their giving, have all made a remarkable difference in bringing about sustainable social change and giving back to their communities. Whilst acknowledging that many people, including many of The Community Foundation for Ireland’s donors, prefer to give in a low profile and anonymous way, The Community Foundation for Ireland sees the need for positive role models as a way of raising awareness of the value, impact and enjoyment of strategic giving.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This year’s winners join other well-known philanthropists such as Maurice Healy, Carmel and Martin Naughton, Brendan O’Carroll, Keith Duffy, Chuck Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropies, Diageo, Vodafone Foundation, Mark FitzGerald and Declan Ryan in being awarded the accolade.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>To find out more about the Philanthropist of the Year Awards <strong><a href="" target="_blank">click here</a></strong>.&nbsp;</div></div> Funding Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:23:00 +0000 femi 46497 at &nbsp;Third National Eating Disorders Conference - 23 Feb&nbsp;&nbsp;Speakers:&nbsp;&nbsp;Prof Ivan Eisler who is Joint Head of CAMHS Eating D <div class="node-body"><div>&nbsp;</div><h3>Third National Eating Disorders Conference - 23 Feb&nbsp;</h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Speakers:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Prof Ivan Eisler who is Joint Head of CAMHS Eating Disorders Service and Professor of Family Psychology and Family Therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and Head of the Section of Family Therapy.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&amp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Prof Michel Probst, Leuven, Belgium</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Further details and information on booking and online payment is available on <strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div></div> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:05:12 +0000 femi 46496 at Women in Rural CommunitiesThe National Women’s Council of Ireland invites you to attend a members and friends meeting to discuss women in rural communities. <div class="node-body"><h3>Women in Rural Communities</h3><p><strong>The National Women’s Council of Ireland invites you to attend a members and friends meeting to discuss women in rural communities.</strong></p><p>In March, NWCI will have the opportunity to take part in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for 2018 is challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Ireland will chair the Commission this year. This is an important opportunity for you to raise issues around womens equality in rural communities.</p><p>On the day, speakers will provide an outline of developments in rural development across the country relevant to community organisations and opportunities for – and barriers to – women’s participation and full equality in rural communities. We will hear examples of successful engagement by women’s organisations and how we can work together to make women central to all areas of rural development.</p><p><strong>Speakers will include:</strong></p><ul><li>Ellen O Malley Dunlop, Chairperson, National Women’s Council of Ireland</li><li>Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO, Longford Womens Link</li><li>Ann Irwin, National Coordinator, Community Workers Ireland</li><li>Louise Lennon, Policy and Communications Officer, Irish Rural Link</li><li>Speaker from the Irish Country Womens Association, to be confirmed.</li></ul><p>This event is being held in conjunction with Longford Women’s Link.</p><p>Lunch and refreshments will be provided.<br /><br /> <strong>What:&nbsp;</strong>NWCI Members and Friends Meetings on Women in Rural Communities<br /> <strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Wednesday, 28th February 10.30am - 3pm<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Longford Women's Link, Willow House, Ardnacassa Ave, Longford</p><p>The event is free but please register on <a href=";id=a8bec593b9&amp;e=8cd52d8003" target="_blank">Eventbrite.</a></p><p>If you have any special requirements, please contact Catherine Lane on <a href=";id=4bd9bed74e&amp;e=8cd52d8003" target="_blank"></a> or phone 01 6790100.</p></div> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:01:33 +0000 paul.meade 46493 at Launch of the Catalyst event series - Sparking social impact (14 March)&nbsp;&nbsp;Date: Wednesday, 14 MarchTime: 6:30pm-8:30pmVenue <div class="node-body"><h3>Launch of the Catalyst event series - Sparking social impact (14 March)</h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div>Date: Wednesday, 14 March</div><div>Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm</div><div>Venue: Chocolate Factory, Dublin 1</div><div><strong><a href="" style="text-decoration-line: underline;" target="_blank">RSVP here</a></strong>&nbsp;by Wednesday, 23 February</div></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Catalyst is Dublin's new event series bringing together all people that work and support social enterprises in one room - to share learnings, collaborate, and innovate.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Whether you’re a seasoned or budding social entrepreneur, Catalyst is for you. Our mission is to bring together the existing community of people working in the space and those with an interest in it - in order to help each other and grow the social impact ecosystem in the city.</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div>Join Connect the Dots at the launch event on 14 March to meet others like you, learn about resources out there, explore common challenges and brainstorm solutions. Nibbles will be provided by the lovely Blas Café.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This series is brought to you by Community Finance Ireland, and supported by SEDco, Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Ashoka, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and The Social Enterprise Network.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The series is powered by Connect the Dots, an Enterprise-Ireland backed start-up that specialises in people-first event design, co-creating events with and for attendees to ensure they are as relevant, engaging, and impactful as possible.</div></div> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:15:19 +0000 femi 46489 at Preparing an Annual Report workshop for Charities.Date: 23rd Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre). <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Preparing an Annual Report</strong> workshop for Charities.</p> <p>Date: 23rd Feb 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm (Carmichael Centre).</p> <p>The aim of this session is to understand how to produce the best annual report for your not-for-profit organisation.&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:28:02 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46452 at Popular workshop on&nbsp;Making the Most of Digital-Online Communications with Martina Quinn. <div class="node-body"><p>Popular workshop on&nbsp;<a href="">Making the Most of Digital-Online Communications</a> with Martina Quinn.</p> <p>Date: 15th May 2018, Carmichael Centre.</p> <p>This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their online presence, including their website and any social media profiles they use.&nbsp;</p></div> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:27:15 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46451 at Workshop on Managing Conflict on 31st May 2018, from 9.45am to 1pm. <div class="node-body"><p>Workshop on Managing Conflict on 31st May 2018, from 9.45am to 1pm.</p> <p>The workshop will outline the function of conflict and how different personality traits respond and react to conflict.&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:26:30 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46450 at Evening Board&nbsp;Role and Responsibilities workshop.Date: 17th April 2017 (Tues), 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Carmichael Centre <div class="node-body"><p>Evening <strong>Board&nbsp;Role and Responsibilities workshop.</strong></p> <p>Date: 17th April 2017 (Tues), 6.00pm to 9.00pm at Carmichael Centre</p> <p>More information at&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p></div> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:21:44 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46449 at Training Links Grants Programme Opens for Applications <div class="node-body"><h3>The Wheel is very pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 - 2019 Training Links programme are now open.</h3><p>The&nbsp;Training Links&nbsp;programme&nbsp;offers funding opportunities to groups of organisations that chose to come together and work collaboratively to address their shared training needs as a Training Network.</p><h3>Grants</h3><p>For the 2018 - 2019 programme, it is anticipated that between 10 -15 networks will be chosen and will receive grants of between €5,000 (minimum) and €25,000 (maximum) each.</p><p>Funding comes from the National Training Fund and is available over the period of the programme to develop and implement strategic, innovative and cost-effective training and development solutions for its members, which they would be not be in a position to undertake as effectively on their own.&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to the provision of substantial financial subsidies to the Training Networks - directed at training provision - this programme provides much-needed opportunities for sectoral co-operation and shared learning.&nbsp;</p><h3>Learn more</h3><p>Completed application forms must be submitted to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;before 5pm on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.</p><p><a href=""><strong>Visit the Training Links page here for full details &gt;&gt;</strong></a></p></div> Training Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:52:39 +0000 paul.meade 46448 at QQI Level 5 Occuptional First Aid Training Course taking place in Longford Arms Hotel, Longford.&nbsp; <div class="node-body"><p>QQI Level 5 Occuptional First Aid Training Course taking place in Longford Arms Hotel, Longford.&nbsp;</p> <p>3Days training.&nbsp; (Saturday x 3..... 3rd, 10th &amp; 24th March 2018) 10am - 4pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more details Contact Rosemary or Anita,</p> <p>FRS Training Ltd, Boyle Office, Roscommon.</p> <p>0876411240 / 0719663952&nbsp; (<a href="" title=""></a>)</p> <p>Funding may be availbae from your local DSP office, contact them to find out.</p></div> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:08:29 +0000 FRS Training Ltd 46446 at Voluntary Board Member - Bradóg Youth Service&nbsp;&nbsp;Bradóg Youth Service is based in the North Central Inner City area and seeks to support young people who vo <div class="node-body"><h3>Voluntary Board Member - Bradóg Youth Service</h3><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bradóg Youth Service is based in the North Central Inner City area and seeks to support young people who voluntarily choose to participate in a range of structured activities based on individual needs and lifestyles, enabling young people to reach their fullest potential.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bradog is currently seeking expressions of interest from people interested in serving on our voluntary Board of Management. The Board usually meets bi-monthly. We are especially interested in getting expressions of interest from people with experience in or knowledge of corporate governance, HR or funding but all skillsets are welcome.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of youth services in the north inner city area.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>If you are interested in coming on board and helping the organisation, please contact David Delaney, <strong><a href=""></a></strong>, 01- 8748758.</div></div> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:10:59 +0000 femi 46443 at Attend Your Local Social Enterprise Development Fund Roadshow <div class="node-body"><div><strong>Social Innovation Ireland of Ireland is hosting a series of information seminars across Ireland throughout Ireland. Run in partnership with Local Authorities, these free seminars are the perfect way to learn more about&nbsp; the Social Enterprise Development Fund (see below), which is currently open for applications.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Seminar details are as follows:</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><ol><li><strong>Offaly:</strong> County Arms Hotel Seefin, Birr, Co. Offaly - 16 February 2018, 11.00am—1.00pm<br />&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Mayo:</strong> Castlebar Regional Training Centre, Mayo County Council, The Mall, Castlebar -19 February 2018, 11.00am—1.00pm<br />&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Dublin:</strong> Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 - 23 February 2018, 12.30pm—2.30pm<br />&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Cavan:</strong> Council Chamber Cavan County Council, Courthouse, Farnham Street Cavan H12 R6V2 - 27 February 2018, 11.00am—1.00pm.</li></ol><div>This is a fantastic opportunity to bring Ireland's social enterprise community together and discuss the challenges/opportunities facing the sector. Attendees will also be learning how enterprises can apply for a share of the SED Fund Awards and a place on the Accelerator programme.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Register for your local seminar here &gt;&gt;</a></strong><br />&nbsp;</div><div><hr /></div><h3>ABOUT THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FUND</h3><div>The Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years, 2018 – 2020. The fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, through the Dormant Accounts Fund. IPB Insurance is an Irish owned general insurance company which protects and supports their local authority members and their communities across the length and breadth of Ireland.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Learn more here &gt;&gt;</strong></a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="Social Enterprise Development Fund" src="" style="width: 420px; height: 280px;" /></div></div> Funding Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:16:16 +0000 paul.meade 46417 at Ireland’s Data Protection Bill 2018 Published <div class="node-body"><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The first is the <strong><em>Data Protection Bill 2018</em></strong>, published on 1 February 2018. The Bill gives effect to two new EU regulations: GDPR and a regulation on the processing of personal data for law-enforcement purposes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Notably under the Bill, people will be able to seek compensation in the Circuit Court for breaches of their data protection rights.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Only private-sector bodies will be exposed to fines under GDPR.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Public bodies will only be subject to fines when they are acting in competition with a private company.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><h3><strong><a href=";&amp;CatID=59" target="_blank">Read the Data Protection Bill 2018 in full here</a></strong>.&nbsp;</h3></div> carlow Carlow PPN You and Your Organisation Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:21:46 +0000 femi 46416 at Learn how to maximise your Fundraising Strategy in our 13th Feb 2018 workshop with Simon Scriver (9.45am to 1.00pm, Carmichael Centre). <div class="node-body"><p>Learn how to maximise your Fundraising Strategy in our 13th Feb 2018 workshop with Simon Scriver (9.45am to 1.00pm, Carmichael Centre).</p> <p>This workshop will help individuals and organisations grow their fundraised income in a planned and strategic manner.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:18:31 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46391 at Workshop on&nbsp;The Role of the Company Secretary.Date: 6th March 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm. Carmichael Centre. <div class="node-body"><p>Workshop on&nbsp;<strong>The Role of the Company Secretary.</strong></p> <p>Date: 6th March 2018, 9.45am to 1.00pm. Carmichael Centre.</p> <p>Learn about the practical and legal responsibilities and liabilities of the Company Secretary of a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG).</p> <p><a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:16:17 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46390 at SORP Requirements for Charities workshop&nbsp;Date: 1st May 2018, 09.45am to 2.00pm. Carmichael Centre <div class="node-body"><p>SORP Requirements for Charities workshop&nbsp;</p> <p>Date: 1st May 2018, 09.45am to 2.00pm. Carmichael Centre</p> <p>More info on&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p></div> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:14:24 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46389 at Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets 1 Day workshop at Carmichael CentreDate: 17th April 2018, 9.45am to 4.00pm <div class="node-body"><p>Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets 1 Day workshop at Carmichael Centre</p> <p>Date: 17th April 2018, 9.45am to 4.00pm</p> <p>For more information, please visit:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p></div> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:08:55 +0000 Carmichael Centre TSS 46388 at