“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”

John Whitmore, in Coaching for Performance.

Coaching can be a powerful tool in dealing with any issues faced. By focusing on the issues within our own control and working to find solutions, our clients are empowered to be the best of themselves. 

We offer coaching service for a wide range of individuals including senior managers, board members and staff members. We specialise in coaching for social economy organisations including charities, community and voluntary sector organisations and ethical enterprises. 

If you have benefited from coaching before or you feel that you would like to undertake some formal coaching sessions, chat to us in Collaboration Ireland.


Training involves imparting information with the outcome of increased knowledge and proficiency in those being trained. We understand people seek new and informative ways to learn skills and knowledge that can make a demonstrable impact in their lives. We have created and delivered training in many areas including corporate governance, social enterprise, social impact measurement, smart villages and more.

We offer training for a wide range of individuals including senior managers, board members, staff members and service users. We specialise in training for social economy organisations including charities, community and voluntary sector organisations and ethical enterprises. 

Collaboration Ireland are seasoned training specialists and have taught up to the highest level of educational attainment. We are qualified to deliver any level of training and partner to impart the very best relevant and up to date knowledge.

Governance Reviews

Good governance involves putting in place systems and processes to ensure that your charity achieves its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way – Charity Regulator

Collaboration Ireland will carry out a governance review of your organisation in order to provide you with the most appropriate support, assistance and guidance in order to address the organisation’s priorities.

Charities, CLG’s, Social Enterprises, Voluntary Agencies, Any organisation that has a voluntary board. 

Collaboration Ireland are both experienced and knowledgeable in the area of governance and assessing governance compliance within organisations. 

We will partner with your charity, organisation or social enterprise to help your CEO and Board of Directors to identify the areas of priority in order to be compliant with the Charity Regulators Code.

Board Evaluations

Annual evaluation of the board and its operations is a good method to ensure that the board is functioning effectively as set out in the terms of reference and standing orders. When board committees are effective they enable more time to be used at board meetings for discussion and development opportunities – HSE A Board’s Role in Improving Quality and Safety

There are 3 Objectives in every Evaluation: 

  1. To provide an understanding on how the board is currently performing
  2. To provide a framework for determining the Evaluation of the board
  3. To report on areas of concern or improvement and to provide reassurance when good practice is being adhered to.

Charities, CLG’s, Social Enterprises, Voluntary Agencies 

Collaboration Ireland have amassed several years of managing boards and providing experienced and external assessment of community and voluntary and charitable organisations. Our methodology is honed from years of experience of delivering training and insight on the Governance Code and collaborations amongst other assessments. We offer a high degree of discretion and confidentiality and work with boards and directors on maximising their board performance.


Mentoring is an important and structured process between a mentor and mentee. Mentoring allows for confidential and wide ranging or specific discussions on areas that can affect the mentee. These can be relating to the organisation, to a project, to a role or to a career. 

Our approach is open to all who seek help and guidance with the challenges being faced. We offer a mentoring service for a wide range of individuals including senior managers, board members and staff members. We specialise in coaching for social economy organisations including charities, community and voluntary sector organisations and ethical enterprises. 

Collaboration Ireland provides experienced mentors who have managed and lead organisations at senior levels. Our collective knowledge can help offer helpful guidance and advice where necessary.

Compliance & Risk Management

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has called for immediate reform, including the introduction of regulation, of Ireland’s homecare services – December 2021

Collaboration Ireland supports homecare care agencies to develop compliance solutions to meet the demands of the newly proposed regulations and address risks in the homecare environment.

Voluntary Agencies, Social Enterprises, Private businesses, community groups, and partnerships.

We will partner with your agency to help you identify your priorities, ensuring that you have the knowledge and resources you need to deliver care consistent with best practices. We will also support you to develop tools for more effective monitoring, documentation, quality assurance, and evaluation systems in order for your company to be able to achieve the highest standards in care.

Business Models

Turning ideas into reality requires a sustainable business model. Understanding the legal structures, the ownership and social impact can be overwhelming. We help make sense of the process by stepping you through the minefield to let you do what you do best.

If you are trying to set up your idea and unsure where to start, if you have begun and hoping to pivot your current model or if you are established and looking for help on refinement or spinning out a new enterprise, contact us.

Our experienced team have worked in for profit social enterprises, non-profit charities, cooperatives, unincorporated companies, clubs, associations and more. Learn from our research and knowledge to help you shape your business model.


We offer facilitation services for a wide range of organisations. We offer closed door sessions or on stage conversations, all ably hosted to ensure our participants feel welcome and empowered. We facilitate discussions and work programmes locally, nationally and internationally to both public, private and third sector organisations and individuals.

The art of facilitation requires experience and competence and allows for the free flow of ideas and conversation. Ensuring each participant feels respected, listened to and feels safe and trusting is our highest goals. Collaboration Ireland are experienced and knowledgeable facilitators who place preparedness and professionalism at the core of our work.

Collaboration & Mergers

This service provides a bespoke programme of collaboration support across the entire spectrum of partnership working. Acting as an independent honest broker, Collaboration Ireland supports the process of forming alliances and networks, developing partnerships and consortia, and facilitating charity mergers.
Each and every collaboration is unique – and our support service is always tailored to meet the specific requirements of the individual project. Our work includes collaboration project initiation and development; training; mentoring; facilitation of the process; steering group formation and management; negotiations between organisations and drafting collaboration documents such as Heads of Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding.

We specialise in providing collaboration support to voluntary and community organisations, charities and social enterprises. We have ten years’ experience of successfully providing collaboration support to voluntary and community sector organisations across Ireland – and are recognised as specialists in this uniquely challenging area of work.

The benefits of effective partnership working are very well known – but successful collaborations don’t just happen! By engaging the services of Collaboration Ireland, your partnership project is more likely to succeed and make an impact. Collaboration Ireland has recognised expertise in building collaborations, developing alliances and facilitating the successful completion of even the most challenging charity mergers.


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Get In Touch

We are available to contact through our email, phone and social media channels.


26 Bulfin Gardens, Kilmainham, Dublin 8


Andrew: +44(78)94245090
Duncan: +353(083)4278189
Maighread: +353(087)6895505
Chris: +353(87)2700369

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