Trustees Week views and advice

Items connected with Trustees Week (10th to 16th November):

 With two-thirds of charity trustees in England and Wales aged over 50, and hardly any between 18 and 24, charities must start being proactive in getting young people involved. ‘Why charities need to recruit and nurture young trustees like myself’ on Society Guardian.

 Don’t underestimate the value of older people on your Board, an article from Timebank.

 Two new online training courses for trustees added to Welsh body WCVA’s Learning Zone, ‘Charity accounts for trustees’ and ‘Tendering for Trustees’. WCVA news.

 Why charity boards need to adapt, on Think NPC, http://www.thinknpc.org/blog/why-charity-boards-need-to-adapt/.

 The Charity Commission urges charities to undertake regular board skills audits.

 Also see Trustees’ Week own blog site, http://trusteesweek.blogspot.co.uk/.