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Welcome to our monthly governance round-up. This month we reflect on the learnings from Trustees’ Week 2023 and share upcoming dates for your diary.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in Trustees’ Week this year. We were honoured to be joined by over 370 attendees at our series of learning webinars.
The webinars explored practical implementations for trustees on a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. We were joined by expert speakers from Utility Aid, Trustees Unlimited and Atkinson HR, our sponsors for the week.
NCVO members can catch up on our Trustees’ Week webinars.
A few key lessons stand out from the week.
Trustees of small charities who are trying to address the big social, environmental and governance (ESG) challenges need practical solutions.
These solutions need to be relevant and accessible to organisations that are completely volunteer-led and don’t have large assets or resources.
Trustees’ Week truly demonstrates the value of collaboration.
Our webinars and events brought together people from around the UK. We heard thoughtful and provoking questions and comments on how trustees can lead charities with care.
Sharing challenges and solutions makes us stronger as a sector and more equipped to face uncertainty.
If you’re interested in connecting with other trustees and governance professionals, join us at our next Governance Forum.
During the week we explored:
Many of the actions proposed are highly innovative and deviate from traditional board dynamics. It can feel daunting as a trustee to take new and potentially risky steps.
It’s important to take your time, try different things and monitor and evaluate the impact of your actions. This way you’ll find out what works best for you and your organisation.
Use our strategy and evaluation guidance to help plan your approach.
When we deliver a bespoke in-house training course we can:
We run regular online trustee inductions and refresher courses over two half-days. We also offer courses on the following areas.
The latest resources, events and training to help your organisation with its impact and evaluation
Latest updates on our influencing work, government policy and funding announcements
Policy and insight manager Sam Mercadante considers the implications of the Autumn Statement for charities
The latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary
An update on what's happening in Westminster. Find out what the King’s Speech and government reshuffle means for charities
Why the government must act to cover the true cost of charities delivering public services
Read our open letter calling on the chancellor to ensure charities can continue providing essential services for communities
We launched a new campaign in the summer of 2023 to help trustees and charity leaders consider the environmental impact of their charities’ investments
Our policy and public affairs manager, Chris Walker, summarises the announcements from the King's Speech likely to impact our sector