About this event
The Covid-19 crisis has challenged charities to rethink and redefine much of what they do. Whilst the sector has proved itself to be adaptable and agile, charity trustees have faced unprecedented challenges. Many trustees are stepping up to the challenges, supporting the leadership, getting behind doing things differently, and thinking positively about the future.
This event brings together previous Charity Governance Award winners to talk about how their governance has been helping through the crisis. The Charity Governance Awards is an initiative organised by The Clothworkers’ Company in partnership with NPC, Prospectus, and Reach Volunteering. The Awards shine a light on good governance across the UK and inspire others to “raise the bar”.
We will hear from trustees representing charities of varying sizes about:
- How boards have supported leadership teams to adapt and respond to the crisis.
- How boards have balanced short-term and long-term priorities.
- How boards have embraced the challenges and sought the opportunity to create positive outcomes for the future.
The event will be chaired by David Gold Executive Chair of Prospectus and speakers include:
This seminar—run in partnership with the Clothworker’s Company—explores what trustees are and should be doing to ensure their charity’s reserves are being well managed.
This event brings together previous Charity Governance Award winners to talk about how their governance has been helping through the crisis.
Trustees need to enable their charities to deliver their mission post-crisis. At a recent NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar, two charity leaders discussed what trustees should now be thinking about, as we move on from the initial Covid-19 crisis and into the recovery.
Four charity leaders spoke about diversity and inclusion at a 2019 NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar. At this event, the speakers discussed their experiences of recruiting and supporting a diverse mix of trustees.
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