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.

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Practical trustee guide on charity fundraising

New publication ‘Trustees and Fundraising: a practical handbook’ has been jointly produced by Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, ACEVO and NCVO. It “provides a one-stop shop for experienced and new trustees alike, to help a charity board pick its way through the complicated territory that is fundraising”.

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Support to get trustees considering social investment

The trustees and committee members of charities and social enterprises are the target of a new campaign to help them understand the risks and opportunities of social investment.

The Get Informed campaign has been launched by Big Society Capital along with Association of Chairs, Honorary Treasurers Forum and Cass Centre for Charity Excellence. The Charity Commission (England and Wales) is also involved, following its research that revealed “skilled and engaged boards” were better able to consider alternative funding methods to achieve their strategy.

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