Why be a Trustee?

It used to look good on the CV but those days are long gone.  There is a responsibility to being a Trustee, an obligation to be involved, make decisions and act as a custodian of the charity while you are in place. 

So why would you want to be a Trustee?  Everyone has their own reason, but some include an inner desire to help a charity that is close to their heart that they want to help deliver its objectives, or wanting to give back something to society through the support of a local charity.  It is also an opportunity to help develop your own skills.

I was recently asked by a member about finding opportunities to develop their own knowledge and I suggested that she consider being a Trustee of a small local charity.  It would give her good insight into how a charity operates from the coal face and a more in depth feel and knowledge of the charity sector.  This in turn will help her Independent Examination work.  

I have been very fortunate to have been a Trustee for a few charities.  There have been challenges but my own skills have grown.  I have also been part of some incredible projects. 

In 2017 I became a trustee of ACIE, I felt I had skills that I could use to help the Association move forward and increase the quality and hence opportunities for our members.  I am still on that journey working with my fellow Trustees.

In accordance with our regulations the majority of the board should be full members , hence we would particularly welcome applications from this group as well as affiliate members

If you are interested in standing and working alongside a diverse and  enthusiastic group of people  but would like to discuss further please contact me.   My e-mail address is susan.robinson@krestonreeves.com. Your association needs your support.

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