NPC event attendees

Creating an effective charity board

About this event

Catch up on this event on our YouTube channel

In today’s unsettled world, we know that charity Boards need to be able to adapt, to take risks, and to balance short-term pressures against longer-term goals. To do so, trustees need to be able to work together in ways which enable good discussion, deliberation and decision-making. They also need to build Boards with the right skills, including a close understanding of the issues a charity works with.

This free seminar — run in partnership with the Clothworker’s Company — is aimed at all trustees regardless of their experience. During the session we’ll examine different aspects of building an effective Board, including:

  • Exploring the practical ways in which boards can work together more effectively
  • Considering some of the challenges that Boards face and how to avoid common pitfalls
  • Examining how to build Boards with the right range of skills
  • And providing insights into how trustees can think about and better manage risk

The event will be chaired by NPC’s Associate Director for Strategy and Leadership, Sally Bagwell. We will be joined by three speakers:

  • Kit Beazley, Chair of the Finance Innovation Lab
  • Sonal Shenai, Investment Director at Impetus
  • Shan Abdullah, trustee at The Thalidomide Trust



We are actively working to improve the accessibility of our online and in-person events. As part of our commitment, for all online events we use live closed captions and upload the recordings to YouTube which has the capability to select subtitles. For in-person events we strive to use accessible venues. If you have any additional accessibility requirements that we can assist with, please email us at


Catch up on this event on our YouTube channel

Find out more
lady at event raising her hand

Related items