Trustees Week is an annual celebration of Trusteeship across the country and each year Trustees and aspiring trustees can access a range of online and in person webinars and training to help you in your role. Volunteer Trustees are crucial to our sector and this is also an opportunity to celebrate your contribution and share your trustee stories through social media and RVA news. Here’s how you can get involved:
RVA is running an in-person trustee training session on Tuesday 14 November, 10am – 1pm. This popular training session is filling up but we still have a few spaces left. The session is an ideal introduction or refresher to trustee roles and responsibilities and you also have the opportunity to network with other local trustees, which previous attendees highly rate. Find out more and book online here.
Getting on Board, a national charity that supports Trustees, is running its Festival of Trusteeship online this year, with one-hour Zoom sessions on topics such as Board diversity, chairing a Board, engaging young people in governance, trustees and fundraising and other useful topics. See the full programme for the week here. And find out how to book here. You can book for individual sessions at £5 each or a weekly pass for £25, which will also give you access to recordings.
NCVO, another national charity, is offering free 1 hour webinars on Zoom during this week, on similar topics, such as trustee diversity, leading on climate action, and volunteers leading volunteers. See full programme and book online here.
Trustees play a crucial volunteer role in our sector, why not take the opportunity during Trustees Week to share some trustee stories to celebrate their invaluable contribution and to introduce your trustees more widely. You could interview one of your trustees and then share this as a news items through RVA news by posting your article here, or you could share some photos and quotes from your trustees on your social media channels. Be sure to tag us on twitter with your posts by using @rva_news and we will repost to help you celebrate.
Some example interview questions:
- What inspired you to become a trustee?
- What one piece of advice would you give to aspiring trustees?
- What good news would you like to share about your role as a trustee or your charity?
Further support from RVA for trustees:
- Advice Service for free confidential advice on legal and governance matters in your charity.
- First Steps towards Safe and Sound or the full Safe and Sound Quality Standard.
- Knowledgebase which includes a wealth of resources on governance.
- Further training and events from RVA and partners.