November 7


08:00 am - 09:45 am

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Dorset Community Action


Community Learning and Resource Centre (CLaRC)

41-44 King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1EB

Wimborne, Dorset, GB, BH21 1EB

Need to recruit Trustees? If the answer is yes, then come along to the next Trustee Club meeting on 7th November 2019 and hear from two local organisations about how they found new trustees and the support available in Dorset for organisations looking for trustees.

The Trustee Club supported by Ward Goodman, aims to support Chrity Trustees, Social Enterprise Directors and Management Committee Members to provide good governance and effective leadership which is fundamental to the success of their organisations. This is the only network in Dorset which exists solely to support Trustees, Social Enterprise Directors and Managers of not-for-profit organisation from across the sector.

Our guest speakers will be Becky Sharp from Wessex Museums Trust and Sue Fleet from Volunteer Centre Dorset.


8.00 am  Arrival, networking & coffee and croissants

8.15 am  “Trustee Recruitment – our experience”  Becky Sharp, Wessex Museums Trust. This presentation will cover the trust’s experience of recruiting Trustees, the initial difficulties they encountered and how they turned things around.

8.35 am  Local support for Trustee Recruitment, Sue Fleet, Volunteer Centre Dorset.  Find out about the services and support available from Volunteer Centre Dorset to help you recruit Trustees.

8.55 am  Developing your board, training needs and support from Dorset Community Action 

9.15 am  News, updates & issues from the floor / Q & A

9.30 am  Networking

9.45 am  Close

Date: Thursday 7th November, 7.45am registration for 8am start – 9.45 am finish

Venue: CLaRC, Wimborne, BH21 1EB

Booking: Booking is essential as numbers are limited


Cost: £10 per person.  However on this occassion we are able to offer it as a Free event due to the Dorset Funding Fair taking place on the same day.


PLEASE NOTE If booking tickets for other people – they must be in the name of the recipient with their contact details. Please ensure that they are aware their details will be stored on our database.


The Dorset Community Action Annual Funding Fair, will follow on from the Trustee Club. This event provides an opportunity to for charities, community groups and social enterprises to talk face to face with funders, attend funding related workshops, access support and network with other organisations seeking funds.  If you wish to stay for the Funding Fair, the price is £35 for DCA members and £45 for non DCA members. Please reserve a space by using the link below:-


Funding Fair – Book HERE


DCA has 50 years of experience providing professional business support to local VCSE organisations and Ward Goodman, as an advisor to the Trustee Club, will bring specialist knowledge in areas including governance, trading activities, gift aid, accounting, auditing and financial reporting.


The Club will provide members with:

– News and updates from Charity Commission, ICO, Fundraising Regulator etc

– Faciliatated discussions forum for members to have questions answered and shair their experience

– Access to DCA linked network of support organisations, e.g. solicitors, accountants, etc..

– Access to tools, resources and training

– Networking opportunities

This is your forum make sure it supports your needs.

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided free of charge.

For further information contact Dorset Community Action on 01202 847605 or email:


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