Promoting Good Governance in Charities and Not-for-Profits

Chartered Accountants Ireland Charities & Not-for-profit Committee are delighted to bring you this event which will focus on the following: the importance of governance from the perspective of charities and not-for-profit organisations,understanding public-benefit trusteeship and the challenges of governing charitable organisations and the role of the Board in charitable fundraising

Promoting Good Governance in Charities and Not-for-Profits


  • Presenter: Various
  • CPD Hours: 2
  • Cost: €70.00 (£59.71)

Additional Information:

Please note that written notification is required at least 48 hours in advance should you wish to cancel after booking this event.

Upcoming Dates

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00:00 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:00:00 PM Chartered Accountants House, 47 - 49 Pearse Street

More about this Course

Training ticket will be debited 3 points.


6.00pm Registration Tea / Coffee on arrival
6.15pm Dr. Brendan Clerkin
Chairman, Chartered Accountants Ireland Charities & Not-for-Profit Committee
Welcome and introduction
6.30pm Maurice Pratt
Chairman, Barretstown (and formerly CEO of Quinnsworth)
The importance of governance from the charity perspective – The Barretstown experience
Ivan Cooper
Director of Advocacy, The Wheel
Re-understanding public-benefit trusteeship and the challenges of governing charitable organisations
Sheila Nordon
Executive Director, Charities Institute Ireland
The role of the Board in charitable fundraising
8.00pm Networking Wine & Canapes
9.00pm Close

Who should attend

With an increased focus on effective governance in charities and not-for-profits, this event is a must for:

  • Board members of Charities & Not-for-Profits
  • CEOs of Charities & Not-for-Profits
  • Finance Managers of Charities & Not-for-Profits
  • Members in practice with charity or not-for-profit clients
  • Anyone working in or interested in the charity or not-for-profit sectors

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insights from key experts from the charities sector
  • Obtain a better understanding of the challenges facing the sector
  • Hear about how organisations are dealing with governance issues

Speaker Profiles

Ivan Cooper is Director of Advocacy with The Wheel and joined in 2005. He is charged with progressing The Wheels policy positions on cross-cutting issues affecting the community and voluntary sector. Formerly Administration and Funding Manager with the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, Ivan has worked in a number of positions in the public, private and community and voluntary sectors in Ireland and Scotland, including period as CEO of Wicklow Chamber of Commerce and Manager of Wicklow Working Together a community group under the Local Development Social Inclusion Programme. In Scotland, Ivan worked as European Funding Officer for Dundee College of Further Education and prior to that worked for the Angus Association of Voluntary Organisations. Ivan holds an MBA from Smurfit Business School,a Diploma in Development Studies and a degree in psychology and philiosophy

Sheila Nordon is Executive Director of ICTR, a leadership organisation working on behalf of charities to enhance the conditions for the charity sector in Ireland that commands public confidence. ICTR has been closely involved at all stages of the development of the Charities Act 2009 and have been commissioned by the Department of Justice and Equality to implement The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising, a set of overarching principles and guidelines for fundraising in Ireland. The guiding principles seek to help charities that fundraise from the public, take the lead and apply the highest possible standards.

Maurice Pratt is the Chairman of Barretstown, the Children’s Cancer Charity, The European Movement Ireland, Uniphar Plc as well as Kick Communications. In addition, he is on the Boards of Tourism Ireland , Brown Thomas Group, the leading Department Store chain and Boyne Valley Group. He is a former President of IBEC, the leading business lobby group, and is currently a Trustee there, and also serves on the board of Business in the Community. He has also previously served on the board of Eircom, and was Chairman of Bank of Scotland Ireland from 2006 to 2010. From 2002 to 2008, he worked in the drinks industry as Chief Executive of C&C Group plc, the owner of Bulmers and Magners Irish cider. He led the company to a floatation on the London and Dublin stock markets in July 2004. Prior to joining C&C, he was Managing Director of Tesco Ireland.


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