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NPC’s briefing paper for trustees: An introduction to trusteeship

On 7 November 2011, NPC and The Clothworkers’ Company held a seminar for people who are interested in exploring the idea of charity trusteeship. Some of the 80 attendees were new trustees, and others were thinking about becoming a trustee but were not sure what it might involve or how to get started. This report highlights the key themes discussed during the seminar, looking at the responsibilities of a charity’s board, what trusteeship actually involves, what makes a good trustee, and how to begin.

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