Non-profit https://business-spirit.news/ en Irish charity and community sector calls for action in pandemic recovery https://business-spirit.news/news/irish-charity-and-community-sector-calls-for-action-in-pandemic-recovery <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Irish charity and community sector calls for action in pandemic recovery</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/irish-charity-and-community-sector-calls-for-action-in-pandemic-recovery" data-a2a-title="Irish charity and community sector calls for action in pandemic recovery"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/non-profit" hreflang="en">Non-profit</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/campaign" hreflang="en">Campaign</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/ireland" hreflang="en">Ireland</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Irish charity and community sector calls for action in pandemic recovery" title="Irish charity and community sector calls for action in pandemic recovery" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/910.jpg?itok=2FFk0duh" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">A public awareness campaign was launched to promote the value and impact of the charity and community sector in Ireland.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2773 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2774 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Charities and community groups in Ireland have come together to launch the <a href="https://www.weact.ie/" target="_blank">We Act</a> national campaign to put community recovery in the spotlight for the Covid-19 aftermath and promote the value and impact of this sector nationwide.</p> <p>The public awareness campaign was launched on 27th October, revealing the results of a survey conducted in March 2021 amongst 1000 people aiming to gain insights on the perceptions, experience and understanding of the charity and community sector.</p> <p>“The Covid-19 crisis brought a renewed public focus on the work of our sector. From support lines for older people to laptops for children in emergency accommodation, when we saw a need in our communities, we responded to it.</p> <blockquote> <p>The pandemic demonstrated that – in times of real need – charities and community groups are at the forefront of our national response,”</p> </blockquote> <p>said Sarah Monaghan, We Act spokesperson and Campaigns Manager at <a href="https://www.wheel.ie/" target="_blank">The Wheel</a>, Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2777 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2775 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/911.jpg" width="800" height="476" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Launch of the We Act campaign in Ireland to promote the value and impact of the charity and community sector. Image: Naoise Culhane</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2776 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>There are 34,000 organisations in this sector, employing almost 165,000 people and further 1 million volunteers.</p> <p>Considering the sector's weight, organisers hope to bridge the gap between some of the views raised in the research and create awareness of the value and impact of charities and community groups in Ireland.</p> <p>Some of the key findings of the public survey:</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2778 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>70% of people believe the lives of people in their communities would be impacted if charities disappeared overnight. Still, just 8% believe they interacted with a charity or community group in the past year.</li> <li>62% think charities are more likely to be responsive in their services than the public sector, but only 54% think the staff in the charity sector should be paid similarly to those in the public sector.</li> <li>70% believe an organisation dealing with homelessness is a charity, while only 8% think an arts organisation is a charity. In reality, both can be charities.</li> <li>Over 40% believe those who serve on charity boards are paid a salary. But, in fact, charity board members are unpaid volunteers, and the Charities Regulator stipulates explicitly that board members cannot accept a salary for their role.</li> </ul> <blockquote> <p>The report also found that the public very highly trusts charities and community groups as they were the third most trusted institution in Ireland after schools and An Garda Síochána.</p> </blockquote> <p>While 73% of the public trust charities and community groups in general, this drops to just 60% for large organisations compared to 78% for small organisations.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2781 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2779 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/912.jpg" width="502" height="700" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The We Act campaign will run over the next three years. Image: Naoise Culhane</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2780 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Monaghan adds to the survey results: “We saw a shift in values towards equality, justice and supports for the most vulnerable in our communities and across the globe. Now, there needs to be a concentrated effort to ensure the innovation, goodwill and community cohesion continues as we recover from the pandemic.”</p> <p>The We Act campaign will run over the next three years to address the challenges uncovered in the research.</p> <p>The main focus in these years will be to support the growth of vibrant and sustainable community life and strengthen the charity and community sector while encouraging more members of the public to engage and participate by volunteering, working, and donating.</p> <p>The campaign is funded through a grant from RTÉ Does Comic Relief that is distributed by <a href="https://www.communityfoundation.ie/" target="_blank">The Community Foundation for Ireland</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2782 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of The Community Foundation for Ireland, said, “The Community Foundation for Ireland works with and supports more than 5,000 voluntary, community and charitable organisations.</p> <blockquote> <p>There are a million stories of the positive impact they have on families, homes and individuals across Ireland, often out of public view.</p> </blockquote> <p>We want to see more people working and staying in the sector, more people volunteering and engaging at a community level, more people knowing what services are out there should they need them, and more people feeling part of something positive and bigger than themselves.”</p> <p>A coalition of charities and community groups, led by Boardmatch, Charities Institute Ireland, the Disability Federation of Ireland, Dóchas, The Wheel and Volunteer Ireland, manages the <a href="https://www.weact.ie/" target="_blank">We Act campaign</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: Naoise Culhane, Photographer</span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. October</div> Fri, 29 Oct 2021 16:17:38 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 207 at https://business-spirit.news Movement to unite and support beach and river clean-up projects all over the world https://business-spirit.news/news/movement-to-unite-and-support-beach-and-river-clean-up-projects-all-over-the-world <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Movement to unite and support beach and river clean-up projects all over the world</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/movement-to-unite-and-support-beach-and-river-clean-up-projects-all-over-the-world" data-a2a-title="Movement to unite and support beach and river clean-up projects all over the world"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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hreflang="en">Ocean</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/water" hreflang="en">Water</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/plastic-pollution" hreflang="en">Plastic pollution</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/water-pollution" hreflang="en">Water pollution</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Movement to unite and support beach and river clean-up projects all over the world" title="Movement to unite and support beach and river clean-up projects all over the world" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/808.jpg?itok=kXHsxRgS" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Moving Water Alliance was launched to offer funding, educational materials and various supports to help non-profit projects addressing water pollution issues.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2554 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2555 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://theplanetcalls.com/#" target="_blank">The Planet Calls</a> non-profit organisation launched the <a href="https://theplanetcalls.com/movingwateralliance/" target="_blank">Moving Water Alliance</a> in August 2021 to unite and support beach and river clean-up projects worldwide.</p> <p>This new movement offers access to funding, educational collateral and support to help organisers develop and grow their teams to address water pollution issues locally.</p> <p>The idea of creating this Alliance sparked from witnessing the amount of waste that has been skyrocketing since the Covid-19 pandemic started.</p> <p>Single-use plastic, like sanitiser bottles, aprons, masks, and gloves, is now making its way to not just landfills but natural habitats like oceans.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2558 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2557 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/809.jpg" width="579" height="354" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Tarryn Johnston, Chairperson, Moving Water Alliance</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2556 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The increasing amount of pollution is putting more strain on already exhausted marine life and other ecosystems.</p> <p>“I decided to become a Chairperson for Moving Water Alliance because I have an already well-established river clean-up non-profit-organisation based in Gauteng, South Africa.</p> <p>I have created a model that anyone can replicate with enough drive, passion, and commitment to saving our rivers and oceans.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2559 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>We want to assist more people and non-profits in doing the same all over the world,” says Tarryn Johnston about how she started this movement.</p> <p>Johnston is no newcomer to river pollution clean-ups since she formed a non-profit in 2019 called <a href="https://hennopsrevival.co.za/" target="_blank">Hennops Revival</a> in South Africa.</p> <p>Since its inception, she has removed almost 1.3 million kilograms of pollution from the Hennops River in Gauteng province together with her team of volunteers.</p> <p>Thanks to the generosity of local businesses who sponsor some clean-ups, she could offer employment to the homeless and people in need from the local communities.</p> <p>Her tried-and-tested business model will now be shared with members of Moving Water Alliance to help them solve a massive environmental problem while uplifting communities through the employment that these projects can provide.</p> <p>Membership is free, and members can expect to receive various supports in growing their beach and river clean up teams.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2561"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2560 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Organisers of the <a href="https://theplanetcalls.com/movingwateralliance/" target="_blank">Moving Water Alliance</a> envision this initiative to become a home for existing river or beach clean-up projects and a welcoming space for those who would like to start such movements.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2562 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Members will be able to reach out when they need advice, encouragement or just a conversation with someone on the same page and find guides and friends with one common goal: saving our planets precious water bodies and marine and aquatic life.</p> <p>The Moving Water Alliance encourages grassroots organisations and projects from this field to share their project, so the Alliance can amplify their reach and support them in their journey to make a positive impact!</p> <p>Johnston adds:</p> <blockquote> <p>“We are looking to guide and assist people who are in it for the long haul, as we understand that it didn't get this way overnight and neither will it be fixed overnight.”</p> </blockquote> <p>The Planet Calls launched this initiative, hoping that having a global movement will certainly come with a weight and help create awareness of the rising number of people willing to stand up and do the work.</p> <p>“At the moment, we are working on member welcome packs, which will include "how-to" guides and informative, encouraging material as well as the launch of our digital magazine scheduled for October,” says Tarryn Johnston about the next steps.</p> <p>The Planet Calls is a non-profit foundation focused on sustainability and circular economy advocacy, educating people about how to treat the Earth with respect and care to accelerate change.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:9px">Headline image: by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/MmRe38lEFJg" target="_blank">Brian Yurasits on Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. August</div> Fri, 13 Aug 2021 15:49:34 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 178 at https://business-spirit.news