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Member News May 2020

CO3 loves to celebrate the impact its members have on their beneficiaries’ lives, and to promote their vital work. 

Read about some of the excellent projects happening in our network in this week’s Member News.

If you are a CO3 member and have any news you would like to share with the wider CO3 network please email jonny@co3.bz for more information.

 


Members Stories

CO3 and Institute of Fundraising NI

NICON

DTNI

Engage Executive Talent

Service Graphics- Digital Mailroom


Board Recruitment Opportunities

Antrim Youth Information & Couselling Centre (AYICC)


CO3- Members Stories

It has been inspiring to watch how the third sector has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.
In the midst of these challenging times we want to share your stories of how you have stood tall to serve those most in need during this crisis.
 
A huge thank you to all our members who have taken the time to submit their stories about how they are adapting to the current crisis. Their stories have been a great source of encouragement for the CO3 team. We hope you benefit as much as we have.

If you would like to share your stories with our network, click here and in 100-150 words tell us how your organisation has set up new services or changed existing services to protect your local communities. 
Your stories will also help to inform our communication with the media, politicians and government. 
If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact Nora at nora@co3.bz

Read our latest Member stories >>>

CO3 and Institute of Fundraising NI- COVID-19 Survey Report

Over recent weeks, CO3 in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising NI has conducted a live survey involving over 200 members to understand fully how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the charity sector in NI.
A massive thank you to each member who took the time to take part in our survey. The information gathered has informed our latest report "COVID-19 and the charity sector,  What is needed to protect the third sector in NI" . This report will be the basis of our campaign to publicise the need for targeted and comprehensive Executive intervention.

"This survey paints a stark picture of the position many of our members find themselves in and it's no surprise that over 75% of charities have reported serious financial difficulties since this crisis began."
-Nora Smith, CEO, CO3
 
Download your copy of our live survey here
Read Nora Smith's full press release

NICON

Maintaining Good Mental Health - Supporting You & Your Organisation Webinar
Tuesday 12 May 2020, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

As part of the effort to support the HSC in maintaining the health and well-being of staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Petra Corr, Head of Psychological Services and Occupational Health in the Northern HSC Trust has taken the lead on behalf of the HSC to develop a framework for leaders and managers to support their staff.
 
The framework, launched by Minister Swann earlier this month, is supported by a significant range of free Staff Health and Well-being Resources which are available for use by HSC organisations and others. 

Find out more and book your place here>>>

DTNI Conference

Pat Kane will join DTNI for a free live webinar and Q&A at 11am, Wednesday 13th May.
Pat is a political commentator, writer, musician and activist. He is the author of The Play Ethic  and his forthcoming book is Radical Animal. He is also the co-initiator of the new political platform The Alternative UK, and one half of the 80s pop duo Hue And Cry.

One of Pat’s current preoccupations is that of system change; a fundamental change that has an economic and political reset at its core. But what will that look like in an NI context

How can those in the community sector be repositioned as the prime movers in a shift towards an economy that benefits the many not the few? Can community ownership be the catalyst for a more participative democracy?

These are questions that have a new urgency to them as we start to plan for a post-COVID-19 world.
 

Register now for this important discussion

Engage Executive Talent

Like most recruitment services worth their salt, Engage has always provided the option of conducting interviews with candidates through videoconferencing. That option was only occasionally deployed for candidates who were located abroad, and generally was limited to early-stage interviews because employers still placed huge importance on being able to gauge personal rapport and chemistry face to face later in the selection process. That was in the BC era – Before Covid.

 Read the Engage Director Patrick Minne's blog on how the interview landscape has changed and how we need to adapt to the communication tools available in our "new normal". 


Service Graphics- Digital Mailroom

Service Graphics Belfast have a digital mailroom service, allowing you to keep receiving your incoming mail but sending to you electronically.  The site is ISO27001 accredited with procedures in place to manage sensitive and confidential information.  You can request Royal Mail to redirect all your incoming post to the Belfast site, where they are digitally scanned to electronic files and sent to your inbox.

Also, providing a print service with delivery to your home address.

For further information, please contact Marie Maguire or Neil Frazer

Tel: 028 9077 3047 or 07760172233

Email: Belfast@servicegraphics.co.uk