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Good Governance Awards Launched



Carmichael Centre Good Governance Awards for Community, Voluntary & Charitable organisations


The Community, Voluntary and Charity (CVC) sector is facing unsettled times. Public sector funding has been cut and voluntary donations are under pressure, this has been coupled with the exposure of poor practice in several leading charitable organisations. In these tough times, strong governance is more important than ever and that CVC organisations respond effectively and quickly to emerging risks to deliver their objectives.


In this challenging context, the Carmichael Centre Good Governance Awards...

Benefacts goes live! Irish Civil Society Online


Benefacts goes live! Irish Civil Society Online

In both Ireland and the UK confidence in non-profits has been significantly dented in recent years. High profile organisations in both countries have been called to account for their activities and poor governance. A lack of trust has been identified as one of the biggest challenges for the non-profit sector.

With this in mind, the need for good communications between civil society, its stakeholders and the wider community is more important than ever. The sector needs to communicate openly and transparently about its work, how organisations are governed, what money they receive and what they spend that money on.

Benefacts is a new online service, aimed at making the work of Irish non-profits more visible and...

Seven signs that show your Board is in need of a Spring clean


This weekend I finally got round to spending some time in my garden digging, weeding, cleaning up and generally getting the garden ready for new growth. We are already into April and it was long overdue work.  It is a task I kept putting off. But I know that for a little work now, the garden will reap the benefits throughout the year.

Likewise with our Boards, regular spring cleans will do wonders for its effectiveness. The following seven signs will help you decide if your Board is in need of some weeding, cleaning up and fertilising.    


Do we need to clear some deadwood?


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