Trustees’ Week is an annual event, across the UK, to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Trustees’ Week 2014 is 10–16 November.
Right now, NCVO are looking for entries for their ‘One in a million’ Trustee Competition.
They are looking for videos of up to 3 minutes, explaining about why Trusteeship makes you tick. The winners will receive tickets to the annual Trustee Conference, worth up to £285. Even if it doesn’t win, your video could be a great promotional tool for your own museum or heritage organisation when it’s looking for new Trustees. Videos can be made on a smart phone or camera.
The 2014 Trustees’ Week is the fifth annual celebration of trusteeship, to highlight the great work that trustees do, and to draw attention to the opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a real difference – no formal qualifications are usually needed, and many charities, including museums, need more trustees. The organisers hope that charities and other organisations across the sector will get involved by organising events and activities to mark Trustees’ Week 2014 to celebrate the fantastic work that trustees do for charities around the country and to encourage more people to think about whether trusteeship is right for them.
Their Blog, http://trusteesweek.blogspot.co.uk, includes many useful ideas and information about being a Trustee. For 2013 they collected stories from Trustees across a huge range of charities. You can read them here.
The Charity Commission is organising Trustees’ Week 2014 in partnership with the Small Charities Coalition, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), Reach Volunteering, Getting on Board, ICAEW(Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales), CFG(Charity Finance Group), The Institute of Fundraising, The Honorary Treasurers Forum, Governance magazine, School Governor’s One-Stop Shop (SGOSS), the National Unions of Students (NUS) and Young Charity Trustees.