Being a good trustee to strengthen your charity

This year’s Trustees’ Week, focusing on “Stronger Charities through Good Leadership”, is currently under way. Here are some useful items produced as a result. If others appear in the next day or two (quite likely) they may be added here too.

From CharityComms, ‘Understanding communications: a brief guide for charity trustees’. Request a download (6 page pdf, 168KB, email address required) via their article ‘Friends at the top: getting to know your trustees‘, giving some thoughts from a communications worker perspective.

The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network has ‘Five questions that will make you a smarter trustee of your charity‘. Their article from 2014, ‘How to become a charity trustee‘, is also worth mentioning.

Charity Finance Group has ‘Should trustees worry about fraud?‘ written by accountants Sayer Vincent, with 10 tips on preventing fraud.

The best bit of Charity Commission for Northern Ireland‘s blog from a charity chair, ‘It’s like conducting an orchestra‘, is in its title.

Scotland’s SCVO has a blog on ‘Learning should be at the heart of the board‘, and other trustee related items.

WCVA held a webinar on Information Governance with the Information Commissioner’s Office – a recording is available.