Trustee Resources

There are many resources available for trustees, including how-to guides and training. We’ve listed some of the best below.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Have a huge array of Governance and Trustee resources including their know-how guides to Governance, for example Getting Started with Governance and Improving Your Governance Practice which includes a Trustee Skills Audit and Trustee Induction Schedule and Pack.

The Charity Commission

The Essential Trustee-what you need to know, what you need to do

Finding new trustees’ guidance

Trustee Recruitment, Selection and Induction

They published five new guides or 5-minute reads for Trustees Week 2020:

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.

They published a handy guide of Top Tips for chairs of smaller charities.

The Association of Chairs have also produced a Resource List for Trustee Recruitment.

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.

The CEF online toolkit

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.

Make a pledge

Resources to get you started

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Have developed a resource pack with the Foundation for Social Improvement  on Trustee Recruitment, Selection and Induction

There is more information below: