This week (7-11 November) is Trustees’ Week! It’s a time for people and organisations across the charity sector to come together and celebrate the achievements of trustees.
OSCR has a range of useful resources and guidance to help trustees develop their skills and understand their role within the charity sector.
Guidance and good practice for charity trustees
OSCR guidance sets out, in a straightforward way, what charity trustees must consider so that they meet legal requirements, ensure that their charities are well-run, and can avoid some of the common problems that can arise.
As well as looking at the general and more specific duties of trustees, we also give examples of how these might work and share good practice from across the sector.
Read more here: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees
Fundraising guidance for trustees
It’s up to a charity’s trustees to make sure that they – and any fundraisers working on their behalf – observe the legal requirements and fundraising practices that will encourage the public’s continued support and confidence.
OSCR guidance contains all you need to know about self-regulation of fundraising, the Code of Fundraising Practice and trustees’ duties.
Read more here: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/fundraising-guidance-for-charity-trustees
Event: Learning points for charity trustees
As part of Trustees’ Week 2022, OSCR is hosting a free webinar to offer support and information to help trustees fulfil their role to the best of their ability. The ‘Learning points for charity trustees’ event at 11am on 9 November will discuss:
- The basics of charity trusteeship
- The trustee experience in practice
- Common problems – what, why and how
- How to avoid issues in running a charity
The event is now fully booked, but the webinar will be recorded and will be available to view on the OSCR website shortly.
Event: Lifecycle of a charity – the trustee journey
As part of the ‘Lifecycle of a charity’ series of webinars hosted with SCVO, OSCR will be hosting ‘The Trustee Journey’ webinar from 1-2pm on Wednesday 9 November.
The session will look at what excellence looks like for a trustee, what the key skills you need to have and how to develop and build those skills. You’ll also learn what you need to know legally and practically. We’ll consider what good governance looks like and how to separate board and executive functions, also how to cover building a legacy as a trustee, and how to know when and how to leave.
To book your place, please visit: scvo.scot/events/a1v3z00000Jal6tAAB/lifecycle-of-a-charity-the-trustee-journey
Looking for more information and resources to support trustees? Take a look at:
- The Governance Code from Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum
- Trustees and fundraising: a practical guide from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
- Trustees’ Week website