Governance weekly for 4th January 2018

The weekly roundup from VANEL on good governance, charity trusteeship and non-profit leadership. News, information, resources and ideas. Complemented by our “aboutgovernance” online discussion space for leaders and trustees and our @aboutgovernance Twitter feed.

Welcome to 2018.

Not a huge amount of fresh news this week, but just before Christmas NCVO published their December Governance Blog update. Always worth a read but this issue in particular has a useful roundup of the key news from 2017.  Take a read here.

I’ll repeat their most key summary points here:


We have a number of courses scheduled and all the details are Download the flyer containing the details of all the GOVERNANCE and TRUSTEESHIP training here.. The courses include:

“Could you be a Trustee?” Suited to people thinking of becoming a trustee for the first time

“Induction and Refresher Training for Trustees” for those who are new into the role (or need to be brought back up to speed)

“Finances for non-financial trustees” because every trustee needs to know something about the financial health of their charity

“Better Boards: using the Code to review and improve your governance” for individual trustees and the whole board to learn how to improve and develop good practice in your governance approach

And “Technology for Trustees” because the level of benefit being gained from the digital and technical revolution within charities is still extremely poor.

So we have something for everyone. All training generally takes place at VANEL offices in Grimsby, but dates and prices are varied, so take a look at the flyer and then keep an eye on our Training Calendar here and on our website news. Any queries or to book, contact me, Karl Elliott direct.

Finally a thought provoking article for you and your board to think through – “Times will be tough for charities in 2018. A solid strategy is more vital than ever”

Much more governance news from next week.

Karl Elliott, Development Manager / 01472 287548 – for an overview of our resources and information – for the Trustee Network blog and information – private discussion space for trustees