Month: December 2018

Celebrating good governance and Third Sector impact


Two of Ireland’s leading nonprofit advocacy organisations held their annual award ceremonies recently, celebrating the best of nonprofit disclosure, and charity impact.

Use the links below to learn more from Benefacts about the winners of Carmichael’s Good Governance Awards, and the Wheel’s Charity Impact Awards.

Carmichael Good Governance Award Winners 2018

Care Alliance
Camara Education
CMRF Crumlin
Proudly Made in Africa
Irish Girl Guides
The Care Trust
Extern Ireland
Central Remedial Clinic

The Wheel Charity Impact Awards

The Rainbow Club for Children with Autism
Spraoi Agus Spórt Family Centre
Irish Girl Guides
Clare Haven Services

And tell us how we’re doing

Every year around this time, Benefacts asks for feedback from the users of our free public website. Your views are very important in helping us to develop and improve our services so if you have some time before 16th January, follow this link to give your views.

From all of us at Benefacts, have a happy Christmas.

We welcome your views on Benefacts

Benefacts is planning for the future, and we’d like your help.

This time last year, we asked for your views about our free public website, and based on that feedback, we took steps to improve the functionality of the site and the accessibility of the data.

You can now use the new advanced search facility on to isolate nonprofits by geography, institution type, classification, charitable purpose, financial scale and/or regulatory status. People are using this facility, for example, to discover charities that qualify for tax efficient gifts, or to analyse the profile of compliance with best practice standards in financial reporting or governance.

Now we’d like to hear from you again, whether you are a regular user or an occasional visitor. Why do you visit the website? What do you like/what don’t you like about the experience? How could we improve it further?

Go to the consultation website at and make your views known before 21st December. This survey is being managed for us by CiviQ – they will be preparing an analysis of your views and in a further round of consultation will invite you to participate in a new type of survey on the views that everyone has shared.

We’re especially interested to hear from people who visit the site often, use the free public API, and/or regularly take print-offs of the content or download documents. How does Benefacts support your work? Is there anything more you think we could do to help make the work of Irish nonprofits even more transparent and accessible?

We hope you find this a helpful opportunity to shape the future of Benefacts and look forward to your participation.