During the month of October the GAA Officer Development Committee will run 4 webinars which should be very beneficial to the relevant club officers. Full details can be found below.
- The Corporate Trustee Model Explained
|Date & Time||4 October from 7 – 8 p.m.|
|Description||This module explains the Corporate Trustee option and legal obligations for Clubs considering the appointment of Club Trustees.
The Corporate Trustee is a separate legal entity, a Trust Company, called “Iontaobhas Corparáideach Chumann Lúthchleas Gael cuideachta faoi Theorainn Ráthaíochta” (ICCLG), set up by the GAA. The Trust Company holds the property for and on behalf of the Club (Who remain the beneficial owners).
|Audience||Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Trustee|
|Presenters||Stephen Lohan and Aisling Greenan (GAA Finance Team, Croke Park)|
- Healthy Club Officer
|Date & Time||4 October from 7:30 – 9 p.m.|
|Description||This training focuses on the role of the Healthy Club Officer and the criteria associated with implementing the healthy club framework with a focus to achieving the foundation level award. This webinar will provide support in identifying and implementing club priorities for the healthy club project.|
|Presenters||Brid O’Dwyer, Collete Coady and Jimmy D’Arcy (GAA Community and Health Department)|
- Running the Club AGM
|Date & Time||12 October from 7:30 – 9 p.m.|
|Description||This module aims to cover the practicalities of running an effective Club AGM. By the end of the module, participants will:
1) Know how to prepare for the AGM
2) Understand the rules/articles concerning the AGM
3) Be able to run the AGM smoothly
4) Know where to seek additional support
|Audience||Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer plus anyone else interested|
|Presenters||Pat Teehan and Simon Moroney from the GAA’s Rules Advisory Committee|
- Strategic Funding for Club and Counties
|Date & Time||27 October from 7 – 8 p.m.|
|Description||This module is a practical guide to revenue streams for Clubs and Counties. It provides direction on what is appropriate for each unit and how to achieve it.
It aims to help Clubs and Counties to analyse their current income streams and assess opportunities to develop such funding or seize more lucrative funding opportunities arising from a changing government funding environment due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The module will emphasise the importance of strategic planning, budgeting, and evaluation of funding endeavours to ensure the best possible return of investment for your organisation. More specifically, it will provide valuable knowledge on the following funding sources:
|Audience||Treasurers, Chairpersons, and Secretaries, plus anyone else interested|
|Presenters||Keith Whelan, Owner at The Grants Guy
Specialising in Funding Consultancy, Keith provides high level assistance to Sporting Codes and Bodies, in planning for and accessing extra income streams (Grants, Fundraising, Sponsorship, Crowdfunding, Donations, Bequests, Philanthropy) as well as developing their own respective narrative.
Keith has worked in the Sport Sector in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
He presently works with several Sporting Associations & Clubs across Australia in developing their respective Funding Strategies.
He has consulted at Federal level with the likes of Rugby Australia, Cricket Australia & Tennis Australia.