Resource Library: Trustees & Governance

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Trustees & Governance

 Charity trustee: what’s involved (Web link)
 Find out what being a charity trustee involves, if you can claim expenses and where to get help and advice.


 Trustee board: people and skills (Web link)
 How to get the right people with the right skills on your charity's trustee board.


 A simple Skills Audit
 A skills audit is a process used to identify the skill gaps in an organisation.


 Charity meetings: making decisions and voting (Web link)
 How to hold charity trustee and member meetings, including AGMs, so you can make decisions legally and your charity can run effectively.


 Charity governance, finance and resilience: 15 questions trustees should ask (Web link)
 Use this checklist to review your charity's effectiveness at AGMs, trustee meetings, awayday discussions or planning meetings.


 Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties (Web link)
 What charities and their trustees need to consider when fundraising from the public.


 Payments to charity trustees: what the rules are (Web link)
 How to pay trustees’ expenses, if trustees can be paid for work they do for the charity and how to give a trustee a gift.


 How to report a serious incident in your charity (Web link)
 Guidance for charity trustees about serious incidents: how to spot them and how to report.


 Charity trustees: resignation and removal (Web link)
 Find out what procedures you need to follow to resign as a charity trustee or remove a trustee from the board.

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