Monday, 22 September 2014
The conference will help trustees to develop their knowledge and understanding of governance, and make new connections to assist them in their roles.
Date: 8th November 2014
Time: 10am - 3.30pm
Location: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
For more information about conference content, and to book, click HERE. The early bird rate ends on 30th September!
Excellence in Trusteeship: Developing Trustees in Scotland - free event from Scotland's Third Sector Leadership Forum, Dundee, 14th November 2014
Date: 14th November 2014
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Queen's Hotel, 6/7 Nethergate, Dundee. DD1 4DU
The Conference is the must-attend for people involved in voluntary sector governance. Book your place today!
Date: Monday 10 November 2014
Time: 09.30 - 18.00 (drinks reception 17.00)
Location: The Brewery, London, EC1Y 4SD
- Learn from, and be inspired by, governance experts and leaders in the sector
- Find out the latest in charity law and policy making
- Connect with other trustees who want their role to make a difference.
This year's programme includes:
- High profile keynote speaker sessions on the big board issues of the moment
- 1-2-1 advice and support sessions to help you tackle your own challenges.
- Your choice of 12 practical workshops on a wide range of topics.
- The latest legal and policy updates.
- Lots of resources to browse in the marketplace
- Opportunities to make contacts that can help your organisation
Friday, 19 September 2014
Saturday 27th September, 10.30am-1.30pm
Get On Board Kensington & Chelsea are running their free annual Trustee & Senior Workers conference, open to all trustees and senior workers in the tri-borough area. It's your chance to network with business professionals and fellow trustees, and get up to date on a range of topics. A lovely breakfast will be provided.
Workshops and topics confirmed so far:
Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees, led by Russell-Cooke Solicitors
The Trustee's role in Sustainable Fundraising, led by NCVO
Taking Healthy Risks, led by One Westminster
Business Planning, led by the Social Council
Reading Financial Reports, led by CASH
Who should attend?
The conference is open to any trustees or potential trustees, as well as workers of voluntary and community organisations operating in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster.
BOOK HERE NOW
Friday, 12 September 2014
- The Sector – context, composition and character
- How to become a trustee
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Tel 0117 973 90 19
For more information visit www.gettingonboard.org or follow Getting on Board on Twitter.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Read her story HERE.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Alex Buckmire, Marketing & Research Director at Voluntary Action Harrow said: "It is a common misconception that young people do not have enough skills or would not be interested in becoming trustees. The fact is, their experience, perspective and general enthusiasm mean they have a great deal to contribute. "
"Trustees are the guardians of the values and ethos of a charity, they are the people who volunteer their time and skills to ensure its objectives are meet and oversee its strategic development. And whilst it is a big responsibility, this project provides a great opportunity for young people to share their experience and insight, as well as providing a rewarding experience for local business employees."
Initial response has been very positive and VAH have already received applications to join the programme. If you are a young person or a local business employee who would be interested in sharing your skills and experience for a great cause, please contact Voluntary Action Harrow by calling 02088615894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 8 September 2014
The Small Charities Coalition describes its new 3 year programme:Building good governance in small London based charities
The Good Governance Code
Who is the programme aimed at?
Friday, 5 September 2014
Trustees' Week is officially being launched for the first time at the NCVO's Trustee Conference on 10th November 2014, attended by 500 delegates. We want to hear about your experience of trusteeship in video form, and in return, we're offering three people a ticket to the Conference (which lasts the day) and Drinks Reception.
The three winning videos will also be aired at the Conference, and uploaded onto the Trustees' Week website and YouTube. They'll also be promoted by social media, so it's a great way to get your charity's name out there, and tell us what trusteeship means to you!
We have EXTENDED the submission date for entries to 9am on Friday 10th October 2014. As the competition has been running over the Summer, we wanted to give trustees and charities some more time, considering that people may have been away.
So don't miss out! Grab your camera / phone / ipad and make us a movie! You don't need to be Steven Spielberg to enter this competition - check out our simple example video HERE.
For more information, view the competition brief HERE.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Friday, 29 August 2014
Check out an example entry for the One In A Million video competition - Featuring University of West London Students' Union
Simply take a digital camera / phone / tablet and tell us about your experience of trusteeship, in a video of maximum 3 minutes in length.
We have filmed an example video to show that a simple entry is fine - this one took 1 hour to make, using an ipad (ipad movie). We had a lot of fun filming it with Hester Burnige, a trustee of University of West London Students' Union - so get your charity involved, and spread the word!
The 3 winning entries will win a ticket to the NCVO Trustee Conference and Drinks Reception on 10th November 2014, where Trustees' Week 2014 officially launches. The 3 winning videos will be aired at the conference, to 500 delegates, and also posted on the Trustees' Week site and YouTube channel, and promoted through twitter.
So get involved and win some publicity for your charity!
Read the competition brief and ENTER HERE
Thursday, 28 August 2014
About World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
WSPA is a well-respected global animal welfare charity with a reputation for delivering results at the forefront of animal protection. With offices in 15 countries, an operating budget of over $70 million and an unparalleled network of more than 1,000 organisations in 156 different countries WSPA makes a powerful, global impact.
- International animal welfare voluntary sector including contacts within WSPA
- Veterinary colleges and their alumni outside the UK together with veterinary professional membership societies
- Veterinary pharmaceutical industry
Trustees Unlimited is a joint venture trustee recruitment company set up by Russam GMS, NCVO and Bates Wells Braithwaite. The company has seen rapid growth over three years and is working with charities of all sizes to appoint professional trustees to their boards. Currently one in five charities has a trustee vacancy on their boards, Trustees Unlimited has a database of around 1,300 trustees from professional backgrounds looking for trustee positions.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Masterclass on the Role of the Honorary Treasurer - from the Honorary Treasurers Forum (Half price for Trustees' Week!)
Date: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Time: 6pm-8,45pm (Arrival and registration from 5.30pm)
Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ
Price: £25 (usually £50 - half price to celebrate Trustees' Week 2014!)
The session will be led by Judith Miller of Sayer Vincent, and aims to introduce those who are new to charities or less experienced in charity accounting to the key aspects of charity governance and management. As well as interactive group exercises, there will be a full set of notes to take away adding valuable information on taxation for charities, the accounting framework and a list of resources.
17.30 - Arrival and registration at Cass
18.00 - Shape and Size of the Charity Sector: Main sources of income, how many people work in the sector and diversity of sector
18.30 - The role of trustees: How governance is different to management, the role of the treasurer and interaction with managers and volunteers
19.15 - Charity Accounting: How charity annual accounts are different to commercial accounts, drawing out important aspects such as restricted funds, reserve levels and cost allocation
As well as handling a portfolio of audit clients, Judith leads reviews of governance structures, and team, departments and organisational reviews. She also leads teams performing financial reviews where organisations are seeking assurance, including due diligence and reports to funders with concerns around financial management and governance.
Judith's work reflects our emphasis on the "people factors". This relates to both how the work is planned and performed as well as the likely risks and issues associated with the areas under review. Assignments are tailored to the way individual clients work. Judith is an experienced trainer and facilitator and designs bespoke development days for clients, as well as speaking at conferences and leading our client seminars. She supports clients achieve their objectives and makes areas that can be seen as complex and inaccessible, or perhaps just dull as vital, interesting and accessible.
Friday, 22 August 2014
Date: 1st October 2014
Time: 9am-2pm (includes lunch)
Location: Events suite, M Shed, Wapping Road, Princes Wharf, Bristol, BS1 4RN (www.mshed.org).
NB: M Shed is fully accessible
Price: £43 + VAT
The seminar will cover:
* Spotlight on the new SORP
* Charity people - the opportunities and challenges
* Board effectiveness
* Update on the regulatory and financial environment
Burton Sweet speakers:
Ed Marsh, Head of Charity Services
Cecile Gillard, Legal Manager, Charities
Quentin Elson, Principal
BOOK NOW by contacting email@example.com / call 0117 914 2057
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Location: Kingsgate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell, Peterborough. PE1 4YT
Our panel of experienced professionals will highlight key roles and responsibilities of trustees and volunteers and give guidance on how to fulfil those responsibilities and provide maximum benefit to their charities and community groups.
- an interactive case study
- duties of a trustee and trustee responsibilities
- the dos and don'ts of being a trustee
Sandra Currie, Chief Executive, Kidney Research UK
- hear from a top UK charity about how they work with trustees
- the challenges faced and how issues are managed
- lessons learned and what you should consider when you are a trustee
Register on-line: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/charities160914
Please reply by Tuesday 9th September 2014
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