Routes into Trusteeship
Have you thought about becoming a charity trustee? Perhaps with a little more info and support it is something to consider.
‘Routes into Trusteeship’
A collaborative approach between ‘Different Planet’ and UK based charity ‘Getting on Board’ (https://www.gettingonboard.org/).
A virtual/online event, it is open to:
- Aspiring or newly appointed/first-time trustees who want to learn from more experienced trustees.
- Experienced trustees (and others who work with trustees, such as charity CEOs or governance professionals) who would like to offer their support to the pipeline of people joining charity boards.
Open to and encouraging of all demographics, the event is geared towards those who wish to become trustees and those interested in exploring how to go about doing so. If you think trusteeship “isn’t for people like me” – we’d particularly love you to attend!
The event will cover:
- Why become a trustee?
- How to be an effective trustee (panel)
- Networking and introductions between experienced trustees (Change Agents) and new or aspiring trustees (Change Makers)
- Signposting to other useful resources for aspiring and newly appointed trustees.
The event will be held via Zoom. For further enquires or to book and receive meeting details email your name and number by clicking on the ‘Register’ button below.
Background: Routes into Trusteeship
It may not be obvious how the collaboration came about between Different Planet and Getting on Board, a charity that supports people across all demographics into trusteeship as well as helping other charities to recruit and retain a diverse board.
The collaboration came about as a result of the challenges Head of Different Planet (Ri Iyovwaye) encountered in establishing an inaugural board for a not-for-profit he founded called Solar Power Aid (SPA) – www.solarpoweraid.co.uk
During the process of seeking trustees Ri came across Getting on Board and sites the oragnisation as being very helpful and responsive in terms of aiding SPA appoint its inaugural board.
The realization of the difficulties associated with recruiting trustees ignited the desire to do something to help address the situation.
Getting on Board was receptive to the idea of collaborating and ‘Routes into Trusteeship’ was born.
It is hoped this initiative will make a meaningful contribution to increasing the diverse pool of candidates those establishing not-for-profit organisations can call on.