Limited Spaces for Board Member Training Day November 19th

We only have a few spaces left for our Board Member Training day on the 19th of November 2014 in Dublin City Centre.

This training day provides a comprehensive overview of the role and responsibilities of not-for-profit board members and is tailored towards prospective, new and existing board members looking to strengthen their role on the Board.

Cost: 120 Euro p/p

Location: Davy, 49 Dawson Street Dublin 2

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

The full-day training is led by Boardmatch Business Development Manager Fidelma Keogh.

The Trainer
Fidelma is Business Development Manager with Boardmatch Ireland and has worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years, across a variety of fields including social housing, health and governance. She has an honours Masters in Governance from the IPA and a First Class in Management for the Community & Voluntary Sector (NCI).

Main topics will include:

  • Role, expectations and liabilities of voluntary Directors
  • Governance and management
  • Information needed by voluntary Directors
  • Board recruitment & stakeholder management
  • Relationships with your Chief Executive and Chair

For further information, or to book a place, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or call the office on 01-671 5005.

Charities Regulatory Authority comes into operation

The Minister for Justice and Equality has announced the formal establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA). Speaking about its establishment, Minister Frances Fitzgerald said:

“The charity sector plays a vital role in our society and economy. It is important, both for the charity sector and for the wider public, that we can have trust and confidence in our charities. The right regulatory framework for charities can support them in their work, while also helping to ensure that they deliver public benefit and are accountable to their donors and beneficiaries.

The establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority today represents the critical first step in reforming and strengthening the regulation of this sector.”

According to the Department of Justice, the key priority of the CRA will be to establish the Register of Charities, whilst it’s statutory functions will be introduced on a phased basis. Any charity which has obtained a CHY status before the 15th of October 2014 has been automatically registered with the CRA.

The new regulator has an independent Board of sixteen members: Conor Woods (Chair); David Brady; Katie Cadden; Sandra Chambers; Cynthia Clampett; Anna Classon; Tom Costello; Patricia Cronin; Fergus Finlay; Ann Fitzgerald; Patrick Hopkins; Hugh Maddock; Barbara O’Connell; Graham Richards; Senan Turnbull; and Noel Wardick. The Chief Executive is Úna Ní Dhubhghaill.

Save the Date: Annual National Federations Lunch

Boardmatch will be hosting its fourth annual National Federations Lunch on the 10th of November in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin 2.
The only of its kind, the event is for CEOs and Chairs of National Federations and is a unique opportunity for the sector to come together in the company of some prestigious guest speakers.

This year we are delighted to welcome guest speaker Kieran Timmins who is Chair of the newly reformed Central Remedial Clinic board.

The cost of the event is €25 per person.

This event is not to be missed, for further information please feel free to contact a member of the Boardmatch team on 01 671 5005 or info@boardmatchireland.ie

Rehab Group announce appointment of new board

The Rehab Group has announced the appointment of a new board as part of a significant Governance restructuring project. The 16 member board was announced at the Rehab Group Annual General Meeting which took place on the 8th of September. Thirteen of the sixteen board members are newly appointed.

The well-publicised recruitment process was overseen by a transitional board nominations committee, drawn from the Rehab Group board and key charity sector figures.
As part of its Governance restructuring plan, the Rehab Group has also committed to adopting the Fundraising Code of Practice for Charities and the Governance Code for Community and Voluntary Organisations.

Speaking about the board renewal, Chairman and acting CEO of the Rehab Group Seán Egan said that he was “extremely pleased that the process of appointment of a new board has attracted individuals of such high calibre, all of whom are enthusiastically committed to supporting Rehab. The new board has the right mix of skills relevant experience, skills and empathy – and this will benefit the organisation hugely.”

Click here to see the new board.

Places are filling up for our Board Member Training on Sept 25th

Boardmatch We have a limited number of places left for our Board Member Training day on the 25th of September 2014.

This training day provides a comprehensive overview of the role and responsibilities of not-for-profit board members and is tailored towards prospective, new and existing board members looking to strengthen their role on the Board.

Cost: 120 Euro p/p

Location: Davys Dublin 2

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

The full-day training is led by Boardmatch Business Development Manager Fidelma Keogh.

The Trainer
Previous to her role with Boardmatch, Fidelma was based in the Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, working with member group Children in Hospital (Irl). Fidelma is a graduate of European Studies from Trinity College Dublin, having also studied at Paris VII, the Jussieu campus of the Sorbonne. She also received a First Class in Management for the Community & Voluntary Sector (NCI) and is currently attending the IPA programme in Governance, as part of the National University of Ireland (NUI) network.

Fidelma has worked in the not for profit sector for 10 years. Previous to this, she worked extensively in Ireland and internationally in the Arts sector for 10 years.

Main topics will include:

  • Role, expectations and liabilities of voluntary Directors
  • Governance and management
  • Information needed by voluntary Directors
  • Board recruitment & stakeholder management
  • Relationships with your Chief Executive and Chair

For further information, or to book a place, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or call the office on 01-671 5005.