Good Governance Awards 2021
Carmichael are delighted to announce that the Good Governance Awards 2021 will accept applications from June 1 to September 14. The Good Governance Awards, now in its 6th year, promotes and encourages good governance and transparency of non-profit organisations in Ireland.
The awards are separated in several categories, targeting organisations of various sizes. Previous winners include the likes of Concern, Laura Lynn, BeLong To and the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.
Any Irish-based non-profit organisation which publishes an annual report is welcome to enter the awards. This includes Companies Limited by Guarantee, Registered Charities, Unincorporated bodies, Social Enterprises and Sports Organisations. For more details, see here.
A panel of judges adjudicates shortlisted entries and selects the winners. The evaluation will be based on the information published in the annual reports & financial statements.
In 2021 there will be 7 categories. These are:
- Category 1: for volunteer only and organisations with an annual turnover of less than €50,000.
- Category 2: for volunteer only and organisations with an annual turnover of between €50,000 and €250,000.
- Category 3: for organisations with an annual turnover of between €250,000 and €1 million.
- Category 4: for organisations with an annual turnover of between €1 million and €5 million.
- Category 5: for organisations with an annual turnover of between €5 million and €15 million.
- Category 6: for organisations with an annual turnover of between €15 million and €50 million.
- Category 7: for organisations with an annual turnover of over €50 million.
Please see here for more information on the judging criteria.
There are many fantastic organisations to the Good Governance Awards, including Chartered Accountants Ireland, Department of Rural & Community Development, Ecclesiastical, Mason Hayes & Curran, Mazars and The Community Foundation for Ireland.
Further supporting organisations include Boardmatch Ireland, CPA, Charities Institute Ireland, Dóchas, Enclude, Pobal, Sport Ireland, The Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA), The Wheel and Volunteer Ireland.
Technical assessment for the awards require the assistant of many accountancy firms including Crowe, Mazars, PKF O'Connor, Leddy & Holmes, PwC Ireland, Grant Thornton, RBK, Woods & Partners, Kiely & Co.
Carmichael is a leading specialist training and support body for non-profits in Ireland. With over 30 years’ experience, based on a foundation of 45 resident organisations, they provide expert guidance to non-profits to support them to become more effective and impactful at what they do.