Trustees' Week (1-5 November 2021) is an annual event to showcase the great work trustees do, celebrate our boards and provide opportunities for everyone to get involved and make a difference.
We want to say thank you to the 250,000 trustees across the country who help shape and guide voluntary sector organisations for playing a vital role, volunteering your time and working together to make important decisions about your organisation's work. Trustees' Week is about celebrating your passion and commitment by sharing your stories and different perspectives.
How good is your organisation's governance?
Our brand new Good Governance checkup tool guides you through the principles of the Scottish Governance Code for the third sector, asking you a series of questions about your organisation and giving you a personalised action plan at the end. Your board can use the checkup to identify areas where you're doing well, check where you can improve and monitor your progress over time.
With the support of CCLA Investment Management SCVO is hosting lots of great free events throughout the week:
1 NOV - Rise & Shine with our Scottish Charity Awards Trustee of the Year finalists
The finalists for Trustee of the Year will reflect on the past 12 months where they faced extreme challenges and reveal how they excelled despite an ever-changing landscape. They will discuss how they became a trustee, and what they find most rewarding, and most challenging, about the role.
1 NOV – Trustee Recruitment Cycle: getting the right mix of trustees
Join Janet Thorne, CEO of Reach Volunteering, who will guide you through the six stages of the Trustee Recruitment Cycle to help you build the board that your charity needs and hear about the launch of a special offer for Trustees Week 2021 where voluntary organisations in Scotland can advertise their trustees vacancy for free on goodmoves during November and December.
This webinar will explore how SCVO's new self-assessment Good Governance Checkup can be used to help trustees regularly review and improve their organisation's governance.
Join Caroline Copeman, Consultant and Senior Visiting Fellow at City, University of London’s Bayes Business School who is leading work in this area to gather a range of resources about lived experience on charity boards.
Join SCVO's Digital team to explore new ways of thinking to help your board become more inclusive - you will get lots of tips and techniques to use digital tools to help future proof your board and ensure you can attract and retain a diverse mix of trustees.
Join Penny Wilson, from Getting on Board, Malcolm John from Action for Trustee Racial Diversity, and Manish Joshi, SCVO trustee, to hear about the practical ways trustees can diversify their boards and make change from the inside out.
SCVO Trustee Network
Trustee looking for further networking opportunities? We’ve created a Trustee Network in partnership with abrdn to provide support and guidance for members of boards and committees. Here you will find information and news on relevant topics, webinars where you can hear from experts and share your own learning and experience, E-learning modules, board vacancies and SCVO’s Good Governance Checkup.