Sector Supports

40,000 people throughout Ireland access Carmichael Centre services and supports annually.


Setting up a new Community, Voluntary or Charitable Organisation

9:45AM - 1:00PM

This half-day workshop will help people who are thinking about setting up a new Community, Voluntary or Charitable Organisation. The workshop will introduce tools to identify and fully understand complex social problems with a view to then developing ideas and potential solutions to address these issues.

We will use some real-life examples to understand how this process can be used for strategic review, funding applications and reporting and we will introduce tools and processes to get the process started.



Jessica Hayden
Elan Vital Growth & Innovation Ltd.

Elan Vital Growth & Innovation Ltd. are a new company taking a fresh approach to organisational development, people development and service design. We work with both not-for-profit and for-profit entities as there are many tools and processes that work in both worlds; we know because we’ve worked in both fields. We specialise in action-based, bespoke learning that help organisations and their people design custom solutions for their individual needs. We specialise in applying the Design Thinking Process to tricky problems. We have experience designing solutions for charities, national bodies and all types of adult learners and we work with associates who have expertise in resilience, interactive design, leadership development and coaching.

Target Audience: 
Anyone interested in setting up a new Community, Voluntary or Charitable organisation.
  • Learn tools that can be used to undertake a basic analysis of existing needs and assets
  • Develop understanding of the elements of developing a business plan/funding model
  • Understand the pros and cons of the different not-for-profit models
  • Identify different challenges of governance and management in social enterprise.

Carmichael Centre Resident Members: €60

Other Community Voluntary Charity Organisations: €70

Statutory/Corporate Organisations: €80

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