Join us during Trustees Week

Leading community organisations

“Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.”

From the Trustees’ Week website

Trustees’ Week runs from 2nd-8th November and up and down the country, organisations are marking it with events and activities. The Trustees Week website is full of helpful information about what’s happening around that week and also has lots of useful guidance too.

Next Wednesday, Eileen and I will be available to anyone who wants to learn more about ‘Leading community organisations’. We’ve used that title to reflect the diversity of the sector we support; we support charities, led by trustees, community groups led by committees, social enterprises and not-for-private-profit companies, usually led by directors and individuals who want to start something brand new to make a difference in their community. So whatever people call themselves, whether they’ve been leading a community organisation for years or whether they’re just starting out, or drop-in session will be for them. Anyone is welcome to come between 10am and 4pm to join us for a chat over a cuppa in the lovely cafe at DY1, Stafford Street, Dudley.

And if you can’t make those dates? No problem! We’ll be posting some Trustees Week-themed posts throughout the week and you can ask your questions right here or via our Twitter and Facebook. And all through the year we support individual trustees, committee members, directors or leaders through training and one-to-one guidance. We can work with whole boards to help people in these important role to understand their responsibilities, work together to develop their organisation, run their group effectively and make a real difference. So if your organisation is based in Dudley borough or if you’re thinking about setting up a new project to benefit the community, you’re welcome to give us a call on 01384 573381 and arrange a meeting.

3 thoughts on “Join us during Trustees Week

    • Only just noticed this. It is a must for so many of us. Trustees are as rare as hen’s teeth in some respects. Treasurers are the most difficult to acquire.

  1. Hi there Harry,

    I agree. That’s why we think it’s important to highlight the roles of trustees and the time they give to ensure charities function effectively. Eileen and I were chatting yesterday about the difficulty that boards have with recruiting treasurers. It certainly feels like a role that people find quite daunting, especially if the charity has a large turnover. I wonder whether there are some strategies boards could use in order to help new treasurers feel supported, such as mentoring?

    I’m sorry that you missed us yesterday, but if you’re based in Dudley borough, you’re very welcome to make an appointment with us for chat about how we could support you and your charity. Feel free to call me on 01384 573381 or email smallgroups@dudleycvs.org.uk.

    Best wishes,
    Becky

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