A selection of material connected with Trustees Week (4th-10th November):
- The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has a number of videos with charity trustees explaining what the role involves, their experience, and what you should do if you are thinking of joining in, along with top tips and useful links, http://www.oscr.org.uk/about-scottish-charities/trustees-week/.
- From NCVO, ‘Ten things I have learnt as a trustee‘ in connection with a being a good board member etc. http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2013/11/06/10-things-i-have-learnt-as-a-trustee/ and ‘Charity loans – a guide for trustees’ http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2013/10/30/charity-loans-a-guide-for-trustees/.
- The Charity Commission (England and Wales) is urging charities to offer training and support to their trustees, with survey results showing that a third of charity register applicants claimed their organisation did not do this.