Trustees have a key role to play in developing a charity’s strategy. But doing so can be a challenge for trustees who are unsure of how to balance their input with that of the management executive. Similarly, some trustees may not have had much prior experience of developing a strategy.
This briefing provides guidance for trustees on how to shape a strategy effectively, while avoiding many of the common pitfalls that some boards encounter. It also offers advice on how to work alongside the executive to form a strategy that:
- is tailored to your charity’s mission;
- suits the needs of your beneficiaries; and
- enables your charity to maximise its impact.