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Trustees Week, 7-13 November 2016: Stronger charities through good leadership

17 October 2016

The 7th annual Trustees Week runs from 7-13 November 2016 to celebrate the role of trustees and champion best practice in governance throughout the UK. The work of trustees is vital – they are the people in charge of a charity, volunteering their time and working alongside board members to make important decisions about the charity’s future.

Trustees Week logoTrustees Week highlights opportunities for people from every walk of life to get involved and make a real difference as a trustee.  It also gives charities the chance to draw attention to any trustee vacancies they may have.  

 So, what’s going on?

We’re running a Volunteer Management Advice Surgery in Amersham on 17 November if you need more specific advice about recruiting trustees.  More info is available here.

The NCVO/BWB trustee conference ‘Governance in the spotlight’ is taking place in London on Monday 7 November and the NCVO is offering their Board Basics Templates for free during the week.

On Tuesday 8 November at 7pm the Charity Commission are hosting a webinar ‘What should every trustee know?’ with Sarah Atkinson, Charity Commission director of policy and communications.

During the week DSC are offering a 10% discount on their trustee guides The Charity Trustees’ Handbook and Delivering Effective Governance – use the code TRUSTEEWEEK.

What are you doing?

Have you got any plans for Trustees Week?  Open days, recruitment events, trustee celebration events are all good ways to say thank you to the work your trustees do as well as raising your profile in your community.  Let us know what you’ve got planned and we’ll help you promote it, simply drop an email to Caroline Hatton with all the details.

And if you need ideas for activities the Trustees Week website has loads which should inspire you.

Resources to help you

Our website has resources including:

If you’re interested in becoming a trustee take a look at www.volunteeringbucks.org.uk for inspiration and opportunities.

The Charity Commission produces very useful online publications including:

We're looking for case studies!

Can you talk positively about being a trustee?  We're looking for case studies to get involved and promote the role of trustees to other people.  In return we'll select one of the charity/groups who puts themselves forward to receive a free of charge place at the trustee conference & fair on 24th January 2017 as well as a package of support to recruit more trustees.  Read more here.

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