Trustees Week round-up part 2

Further resources and news produced during the recent Trustees Week:

 A report on the review of strategy development and implementation by charities, carried out by accountancy body ICAEW, got an official launch (it first appeared spring 2014). One headline this time is that charity governance failings are often down to boards become over-reliant on the chief executive or a single trustee. More at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/18567/, or get the report and the new Charity Commission response.

 NCVO and Trustees Unlimited are jointly launching a new programme ‘Step on Board’ that will help senior employees in the private sector become trustees and non-executives in charities and other organisations with a social or environmental mission. See news release on VoluntaryNews or direct to http://www.steponboard.org.uk/.

 A founder of New Philanthropy Capital gives reasons why ‘Being a trustee should not be a comfortable job‘, http://www.thinknpc.org/blog/being-a-trustee-should-not-be-a-comfortable-job/.

 The recent experiences of becoming a trustee at the tender age of 25, also on the NPC website, http://www.thinknpc.org/blog/baby-on-board/.

 Five top tips for trustees, from the Chair of Trustees for Together Liverpool, on Church Urban Fund site http://www.cuf.org.uk/blog/five-tips-trustees-hilary-russell.

 Model Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and interview questions, and a Board Skills Audit, all produced by charity recruitment consultancy Prospectus http://prospect-us.co.uk/about-us/why-were-different/trustees-week/.

 The charity law team at IBB solicitors produced a number of ‘Tweet Sheets‘ during the week – short pdf documents such as number 5: ‘Charity Trustee Reporting Requirements‘, 159KB. All via http://www.ibblaw.co.uk/insights/publications?type=insight_publication.