Seven steps to becoming a charity trustee

I wrote this post originally in 2016 since then the original linked article has disappeared or been removed. Thankfully via the power of the internet, I have found a very similar article by the same person Leon Ward with similar information.

How to become a Charity Trustee

Looking to become a trustee but not sure where to begin? Leon Ward explains the process in a handful of simple steps

Find a Position

  • Draw up a list of the organisations you want to work with and then write a list of what you can offer them. Clearly identify your primary skills and areas of expertise and use these as your unique selling point.
  • ………

Choosing your charity

  • Get to know the charity. Trusteeship is a two way relationship and it’s critical you feel like you are a good fit for the organisation and the organisation is a good fit for you.
  • ……….

You’ve been appointed – now what?

  • Find a mentor. Ask a colleague to act as an informal mentor and those readers who are already trustees, make it part of your role to reach out to new ones and offer your ear.
  • …………..

Read the full Seven steps to becoming a charity trustee | Leon Ward voice of the young trustee | Guardian Website

It does not matter if you want to be a youth trustee or an adult trustee it is good advice.


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