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Trustee Guide

A practical and inspiring introductory guide to being a good trustee

It helps you understand who trustees are, why become one, how you could contribute, what you’ll gain and what is expected. It includes practical questions for trustees to ask at trustee meetings, it explains the basics of good governance and where to go to find more information and trustee opportunities.

“Trustees have the chance to contribute their skills, knowledge and experience, for the benefit of charities. Being a trustee is personally and professionally rewarding and fun.” Sarah Hodgkinson, CEO, Getting on Board.

“Governance is about compliance and controls, but Good Governance is above all about making sure that the charity is focused on its mission and meeting its charitable objects to the best of its ability.” Brian Smouha, founder, Coalition for Efficiency.

This guide has been produced by Coalition for Efficiency and Getting on Board. It’s a white-labelled guide for any organisation or individual to use, share with others and include as your own resource:

  • The 2-page version contains the same information and is good for printing
  • Intro Trustee Guide (long version) is designed for online viewing

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