Who We Are

Niamh Goggin has been Director of Small Change (N.I.) Ltd since 2005. She works with a range of trusts, consultants, academics and third sector professionals. She has worked in social enterprise since 1991 and social investment since 1994. She was the first Chair of the UK Community Development Finance Association, Secretary of the European Microfinance Network, Director of Development Trusts Northern Ireland and member of the Alternative Commission on Social Investment.  She is currently a Trustee of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and of UK Community Foundations. She is an associate of the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and was identified in 2017 as both one of the top 100 Women in Social Enterprise and as one of the Spotlight 10 women who have made a significant contribution to the social enterprise sector.

Niamh specialises in researching, analysing and reporting on the experience of small and medium-sized charities, social enterprises and community businesses in social investment, business development and social impact.

She has a degree in Economics from Queen’s University, Belfast and an MBA from the Open University. For more information on Niamh’s background and on her associates, please click on the menu to the left.