It’s that time of year once again – National Trustees’ Week (1st – 5th November).
Whether you’re an existing Trustee of a charity; someone thinking of becoming a Trustee; or a collective board of Trustees wanting to evolve, there’s something going on that should be helpful for you this week.
The official website for the week is here: https://trusteesweek.org/
The freebie of the week is the free Trustee resources shared by NCVO on the Know How website here. Their resources are normally for paid up NCVO members only, but this week they’ve made resources freely available. Now’s the time to get hold of information and resources to help your charity governance.
There is more on offer from NCVO this week. Read about it all here.
Here too are five, five-minute guides to key skills Trustees need to know (on the Charity Commission Website).
And why not use this week to get familiar with; review; or put into practice the Charity Governance Code. It’s an invaluable free resource.
Fairly new is the Governance App from DSc. It’s a free online tool for your whole board to learn together about what could be improved. Visit the website here https://thegovernanceapp.org.uk
And this week it is the Festival of Trusteeship with a wide range on online support and training sessions. It’s underway, but take a look at what is on offer here https://www.gettingonboard.org/festival-of-trusteeship-21
But this week is also about saying “Thank you” to every charity Trustee or Director and every voluntary sector committee member. Without these unpaid roles where people commit their time, skills and efforts, it would not be possible for charities and voluntary or community groups across the UK to operate. Thank you.
Finally, VANEL is offering 1:1 support and advice to any individuals in North East Lincolnshire who are thinking about becoming a Trustee for the first time. If you’re considering joining a charity board or wondering what it would involve, then we can speak to you 1:1 (phone or zoom or at our office) and advise you on what you need to know, what you should read or learn about and how to look for roles. Contact Karl Elliott via firstname.lastname@example.org and book a conversation.
Have a good Trustees’ Week.