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Governance Research: Focus Groups

NISF is represented on a Volunteer Now led Governance Research Advisory Group. See below purposes of the research and also a number of Focus Groups which are being held to aid the development of the research.

The purpose of the research is to:-

  • Revisit the 2003 research findings of Committee Matters (an assessment of the characteristics, training needs and governance roles of voluntary management committees in N Ireland) and compare with what Governance of the voluntary and community sector looks like in 2014/2015.
  • Consider if the needs of Trustees have changed over the last decade.
  • Consider if the issues facing Trustees have changed, in particular
    • if new charity legislation around registration is presenting new challenges for volunteer Trustees.
    • if Trustees feel the formation of the 11 new local authorities  will impact on their role and responsibilities.
  • Gain evidence to inform the sector, Government and the Charity Commission of needs and issues that need addressed now in order to ensure future effectiveness and sustainability of the sector.

Date:              Thursday 20 August

Venue:           Volunteer Now offices 34 Shaftesbury Square Belfast

Time:             5.30pm – 7.30pm

Date:              Tuesday 25 August

Venue:           Ballybot House 28 Cornmarket Newry

Time:             5.30pm – 7.30pm

Date:              Wednesday 26 August

Venue:           The Hub, Broughshane House 70 Main Street Broughshane, Ballymena

Time:             5.30pm – 7.30pm

Date:              Monday 7 September

Venue:           Volunteer Now offices 34 Shaftesbury Square Belfast

Time:             5.30pm – 7.30pm

Date:              Wednesday 9 September

Venue:           Rural Community Network 38a Oldtown Street Cookstown

Time:             5.30pm – 7.30pm

Book a place by contacting Volunteer Now Tel: 028 9023 2020 Email:[email protected]

Please note sandwiches, tea and coffee will be served from 5.30pm at all Focus Groups