Easy Steps to Being A Trustee

To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.” Stanley Hauerwas

This course will help you understand what it means to be a trustee. The course will ensure your activities are clearly related to the purpose of your organisation and the need / problem you exist to address. This course explains your role as a trustee and your responsibilities and will help you communicate clearly to others in your organisation what to do and ensure everyone within your organisation is clear about what a trustee does.

I've always respected those who tried to change the world for the better, rather than just complain about it.” Michael Bloomberg

Course aims to:

  • To develop the skills and knowledge necessary to being a great trustee
  • Develop an understanding of a trustee’s legal responsibilities
  • Provide tools and resources to support so that you can keep up to date with charity law
  • Sign-post for further information and support


Benefits of attending:

  • Hints and practical tips from DCA Advisors experienced in training trustees
  • Practical exercises to support the learning process
  • Insight from other organisations experiences

Our “Easy Step” courses are underpinned by common sense principles to help your organisation succeed. Each “Easy Step” short course is broken down into clear steps supported by exercises, worksheets, examples and experience to help you understand each step before moving onto the next.

Who this course is for:

  • You work in a voluntary and community organisation, charity or social enterprise and need to deliver successful projects, attract funding and support and raise awareness but lack knowledge, experience or confidence to do so
  • You are a charity trustee or manager and are legally required to ensure your organisation remains solvent and delivers public benefit but you have no formal training or lack of knowledge and experience
  • You have responsibility for project development and management and wish to understand more about how it can best work
  • You are looking to motivate and support others in your organisation.

When and Where:

Date: 14th November 2018, 9.45am registration for 10am start through to 12 noon finish

Venue: Community Room, Richmond Green, Sherborne DT9 3HP

Cost: Free for Sherborne Groups who use volunteers, for any other groups outside of Sherborne please register your interest by emailing or calling Annie Hobell (Details Below)

Refreshments will be provided.

Further information: Please contact us on 01202 847605 or email [email protected]

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