The Carmichael Centre Launches the 2017 Good Governance Awards

The Carmichael Centre is delighted to launch the 2017 Good Governance Awards in association with its partners: Charities Institute Ireland, Dóchas, ENCLUDE, Volunteer Ireland, The Wheel, Davy Charities, Governance On-Line, Mason Hayes & Curran and Mazars.

This successful initiative now in its second year is accepting applications to be considered for one of four award categories.  The Awards have been established to recognise and encourage compliance and adherence with good governance best practice by non-profit organisations in Ireland.

Building on the work of the Charities Regulator who recently highlighted the need for an appropriate governance framework for charities to be put in place, the Good Governance Awards seeks to showcase how good governance and driving social change are effectively interlinked.  It also aims to promote awareness of effective governance principles and to encourage improvements in the standards of disclosure.  

"excellent governance is intrinsic to a successful organisation, its culture and its people."

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO of the Carmichael Centre said “excellent governance is intrinsic to a successful organisation, its culture and its people.  This is a real opportunity for organisations in the non-profit sector to showcase their transparency and accountability by effectively communicating their performance, governance, culture and financials in their annual reports.  We also want to reward the outstanding work taking place in the sector and help the sector rebuild trust with the wider public”

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts which include; Dr Oonagh Breen, UCD Sutherland School of Law; Ian Brady, Head of Davy’s Charities; Deirdre Garvey, The Wheel; Tom Costello, David Duffy founder of Governance-Online; Gerry Egan, Dóchas; Caitríona Fottrell, Ireland Funds; Penelope Kenny, Arts Governance; Aedín Morkan, Mazars; Bob Semple, Patricia Quinn, Benefacts; Geraldine Sheehan, Volunteer Ireland and Kevin Smyth.

The Carmichael Centre is the leading provider of quality services, training and supports to non-profit organisations nationwide.  It is also home to 48 organisations from within the sector and provides them with shared services and targeted supports to help them maximise their potential and the positive difference they make to Irish Society.

Closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 15 September, 2017.   More information and details of how to apply www.goodgovernanceawards.ie