Meet, Share and Learn - Networking event in Athlone


Monksland Community Centre, Athlone
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Meet, Share and Learn - Networking event in Athlone

Community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises often face similar challenges, from funding to regulation. 

But we rarely have the opportunity to meet with our peers in other local organisations to find solutions together to these common issues. This networking and information session for nonprofits in Roscommon and surrounding counties is an opportunity to share the great work that is happening in communities and to learn about supports available.

Join Caroline Wilson, The Wheel’s Local Representative for Roscommon, Mayo and Sligo for this free networking and information session. Meet other community organisations in your area. Share your experiences and the challenges that impact on your work. Learn about innovative approaches to addressing issues affecting the sector.

There will be a special focus on the new Charities Governance Code.

The Charities Regulator published a new Charities Governance Code in late 2018. All registered charities in Ireland must comply with this new standard by 2020. Come along to this free forum to get an overview of the Code and its requirements & learn about the supports available from The Wheel to help your organisation comply. 

With the next General Election on the horizon, we want to hear from you! The Wheel will be campaigning around the General Election and our focus will be on the redline issues faced by the charity, community and voluntary and social enterprise sector and we need your input as the experts on the ground. How does funding, compliance, insurance etc. affect your organisation?

During this event, we will be an open brainstorm in order to hear what you think we need to include in our messaging for our General Election Campaign.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will leave the session with greater awareness of:

  • the diversity of work being carried out by community groups locally
  • the supports and services provided by The Wheel
  • the new Charities Governance Code and guidance available to support its implementation

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Johnny Sheehan

Johnny Sheehan is Membership and Regional Manager at The Wheel. The main focus of his work is to drive the development, presence and participation in The Wheel’s programmes regionally, to support the work of the National Rural Network and to support member engagement in The Wheel. Johnny has extensive experience on charity boards and holds a certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance from the Law Society.

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson, The Wheel's Regional Champion, Mayo, Sligo & Roscommon, stands ready to assist each and every member of The Wheel in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon in getting the very most out of their membership and understanding fully the many ways that The Wheel can support and advance the work that you do.

To contact Caroline, who is based in Killala, Co. Mayo, please phone (096) 32484 or email

Sarah Monaghan

Sarah Monaghan joined The Wheel in March 2019 as Campaigns Manager. Her role, within the public policy team, involves assessing the pressing issues and areas for change identified by our membership and proactively developing campaign strategies and plans to address them. Sarah was previously a founding member of the National Executive of Together for Yes, which successfully repealed the 8th Amendment and a Director on the Campaign to Re-elect Michael D Higgins.

Who should attend

Board members, volunteers and staff of charities, community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises, local community activists