Topics: Structure and Strategy
There’s a huge array of support for trustees, including how to guides and training. We’ve listed some of the best. Click the orange links to be taken to the resources.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Have a huge array of Governance and Trustee resources including their know.how guides to Governance including Getting Started with Governance and Improving Your Governance Practice which includes a Trustee Skills Audit and Trustee Induction Schedule and Pack.
The Charity Commission
They published five new guides or 5-minute reads for Trustees Week 2020:
- Charity Finances: Find out how to make sure that your charity’s money is safe, properly used and accounted for.
- Charity Rules and Purposes
- Conflicts of interest: what charity trustees need to know and do to manage them.
- Making decisions: what charity trustees need to know and do.
- Your charity and the Charity Commission: what to send and what help you can get.
The Association of Chairs
Are a membership organisation supporting Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities and social enterprises to help people lead good governance and run an effective trustee board. Join a network of over 700 Chairs, Vice Chairs, Chairs Elect, Chairs of board committees and former Chairs representing large and small charities and non-profits in the UK for training, resources and networking events for an annual fee £50-100.
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They published a handy guide of Top Tips for chairs of smaller charities for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
The Foundation for Social Improvement (the FSI)
Have videos from their own Essential Trustee Series to refresh the knowledge of existing trustees and/or as an introduction to new trustees
Charity Excellence Framework (CEF)
The CEF online toolkit enables any charity trustee board to easily assess every aspect of governance, against the charity governance code. Simply login and start using it
Young Trustees Movement
Are asking organisations to make a pledge to create more inclusive trustee boards and in return you can access resources to support your work. They have lots of initial resources to get you started.