Trustees play a crucial role for any charity. Your success depends on the skills they bring and the way in which they govern your organisation.
Every charity has a purpose. Trustees help the people running the charity stay focused on the purpose and do the rights things, in the right way.
Big Give Trustee Finder
The Big Give Trustee Finder allows you to promote any vacancies you have on your charity profile – completely free of charge. Simply login to your Big Give account and select the skills you are looking for by clicking on ‘Attract Trustees’
TrusteeWorks at Reach gives you access to a broad range of skills and experience, actively helping you find motivated people with the appropriate skills to be a trustee for your organisation. Click here to find out more and register a role.
The TrusteeWorks team at reach helps trustees and potential trustees at any stage in their journey, from online information on what being a trustee involves to active support in finding the right role or enabling you to search for a role that suits you. Visit their website for more information or to register to find a great trustee role.
The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales. Their guide, The Essential trustee: An introduction, covers the responsibilities and duties of a trustee and how you can get support and assistance from the Commission and other organisations.
The NPC review of trusteeship within the Third Sector in the UK provides a useful look at supporting your trustee boards and how to effectively evaluate board performance. To read the report in full, click here.
Small Charities Coalition helps small charities by giving them access to the skills, knowledge and resources they need to best serve their causes. Services include 1-2-1 and group skills matching, access to free and discounted training and services, small charity specific resources and a monthly e-bulletin packed with news and offers.
Through the Big Give, one philanthropist has already found the perfect charity to join as trustee. Paul Broom spent two weeks on a trip to Ghana with Village by Village and has now joined their board of trustees, lending his experience to help the charity achieve even more.
To read the full story, click here.
Kingston Bereavement Services were looking for a new Trustee with professional skills and TrusteeWorks was able to quickly find a suitable candidate who is now helping them evaluate and monitor their service. Kingston Bereavement Service manager Sheila Nardone said:
“The new Trustee has put together two evaluation reports which have been very useful for funding purposes. Finding the right kind of trustee is essential for the good governance of a small charity like ours. Thanks to TrusteeWorks the process of recruitment was swift and easy. We are so glad to have someone new with a strategic focus who has fitted in so well.”
Kingston Bereavement Service manager Sheila Nardone