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Some useful information and links for Trustees

If you would like to be on our OCVA mailing list for trustees please sign up here Trustee Mailing List .  We will send you any information relevant to Trustees with regard to training, events, governance and will also circulate information or requests for help from other trustees.

A good general article from the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) about the role of Trustees.

Association of Chairs

Support Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations to lead boards effectively and ensure delivery of your organisation’s mission. Their resources are designed specifically to support you in your skilled and demanding role. They provide practical guidance and governance support tailored to the needs of Chairs.

Charity Chairs Checklist  

Neil Morrick is a past chair of the now Oxford Spires Academy, Oxfordshire Family Mediation and Oxfordshire Youth. He initiated and co-wrote the Charity Chairs Checklist and has launched and delivered chairs’ forums and networks. His business career focused on acquisitions, start-ups and turnarounds in the automotive industry and he has lived for nearly thirty years in Oxfordshire.

The Charity Chairs Checklist is available here: Charity Chairs Checklist

Trustees week
2nd – 6th November 2020

Events being run by OCVA: 


Information from Getting on Board 

Free guide: How to Become a Charity Trustee

Our new, free guide covers everything you need to know about how to become a charity trustee, including:

  • What a trustee is
  • The transformative impact of being a trustee
  • Responsibilities of a trustee
  • Finding the right role
  • Crafting a winning application

Packed full of information, tips and stories from real trustees, it’s a must-read for anyone who is curious about becoming a charity trustee.

Sign up to receive a copy when it launches, on Monday 2 November!

Festival of Trusteeship

To celebrate Trustees Week (2 to 6 November 2020), Getting on Board is delighted to bring you our first ever Festival of Trusteeship.

It’s for people who want to become trustees, trustees who want to keep learning and developing, and for charity leaders who want to understand best practice in trustee recruitment and diversity.

Getting on Board will run an action-packed week of events, with workshops, Ted-style talks, networking events, Q&A clinics, and more.

If you want to learn about: youth leadership, anti-racism in the boardroom, anti-ageism, charity finances, ableism, how to recruit amazing candidates, anti-sexism, how to manage volunteers, diversity & inclusion, safeguarding for trustees, how to be a strategic force for change, what charitable impact is and how to drive it forwards as a trustee, and even more… join us at the Festival of Trusteeship!

We’re delighted to share with you an exclusive discount code:

Use code GONB50 to receive 50% off all tickets!

Generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical.

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