Trusteeship in small charities: Practical tips and advice

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NPC’s briefing paper following our seminar for trustees of small charities.

Being a trustee of a small charity can be an immensely rewarding experience, but it also presents a distinct set of challenges. Seeking advice and sharing best practice can be valuable to understanding how you and your board can overcome these issues.

On 23 November 2015, NPC and The Clothworkers’ Company held a seminar exploring the role of trustees in small charities. This report summarises the advice of our speakers and recaps the main themes discussed, including:

  • guiding principles of trusteeship in a small charity;
  • common challenges that boards of small charities face; and
  • practical tips for overcoming these issues, and for ensuring your board gets the right organisational balance.


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