Meet, Share and Learn in Cork


Ballincollig Family Resource Centre, The Village Shopping Centre, Station Rd, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Free to attend
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Meet, Share and Learn in Cork

This networking and information session for nonprofits in Cork and surrounding counties is an opportunity to share the great work that is happening in local communities and to learn about supports that may assist you in your work.

At this event there will be a structured networking & a broad discussion of the training and support needs of nonprofits. This focus group discussion will be led by Sheila Cahill, as part of a collaborative research project being led by The Wheel and Carmichael. See below for more details. You'll also find out about supports and resources that will help you in your compliance with the new Charities Governance Code.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will leave the session with greater awareness of:

  • The diversity of work being carried out by community groups locally
  • Shared understanding of the challenges faced by nonprofit organisations and the type of support that might make your life easier
  • The new Charities Governance Code and guidance available to support its implementation

Collaborative Research Project
The Wheel and Carmichael are working collaboratively to consult with the non-profit sector to identify how people and organisations in the sector see the challenges their organisations face, and how best they want to access and receive supports to help them meet these challenges. The results will inform the work of both Carmichael and The Wheel in the supports they offer in the future and will also be made freely available online to any organisation interested in providing support to the sector. The work is being part-funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

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Meet your Facilitators:

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.

Niall Walshe - Regional Support for Cork, Kerry and Waterford

Niall Walshe, The Wheel's Local Representative, in Kerry, Cork and Waterford, stands ready to assist each and every member of The Wheel 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. 

Sheila Cahill

Sheila Cahill is an independent consultant in the non-profit sector and provides training and support in governance, strategic planning and evaluation.  In 2018 she assisted the Charities Regulator in the development of the Charities Governance Code.

Who should attend

Staff and volunteers from community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises; anyone interested in networking for social good.