Week is the annual event that showcases the fantastic work that
trustees do for their charities, communities and the sector. Events
all around the country will celebrate the achievements of trustees,
as well as highlight opportunities for you to get involved with a
local charity or voluntary organisation at board level.
To celebrate Trustees Week 2017 we're holding a number of
Trustees' Week Launch event - 13 November 2017,
PWC are launching the week
with a breakfast event in collaboration with WCVA and Cynnal Cymru,
showcasing the great work of Trustees and highlighting
opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and
make a difference. This session will give you valuable insights
into how the work of charity Trustees is not only crucial to the
charities they support but a vital link between the third sector
and private sectors; employers and their employees.
The effective Chair/CEO Relationship - 17 November 2017,
The relationship between the Chair and the CEO is critical to
the good governance of an organisation. WCVA is running an event
with the Association of Chairs, ACEVO and Blake Morgan exclusively
for Chairs and Chief Officers of third sector organisations in
Wales. The event will look at how to create and maintain an
effective working relationship, as well as how to spot the warning
signs and take action when problems in the relationship
occur. The event will also provide an invaluable opportunity
to network with Chairs of other organisations in Wales.
To book your free place on the above events please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We're also holding a series of events on the theme of governance
with our Third Sector Support Wales partners during the week.
The events will look at the latest regional and national
developments in relation to governance and feature talks on the new
Governance Code and PQASSO, the quality mark for the third
- 14 November 2017, Port Talbot
- 16 November 2017, Conwy
- 8 December 2017, Pembrokeshire
Events are free to attend and take place 9.30am-12.30pm.
more and book your place.
There are nineteen County Voluntary Councils in Wales that can
offer local support to trustees. Some of the local events being
hosted to mark Trustees' Week include:
GVS Governance Conference, Glamorgan Voluntary Services
Trustees' Week Mystery Board Game event, Powys Association of
Voluntary Organisations (PAVO)
14 November: Trustee
Briefing Session, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service
15 November: Chairing
Skills Training, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations
Trustee Network, Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary
What we offer trustees
WCVA offers a wide range of support to trustees. If you are
interested in becoming a Trustee take a look at this 2 minute video to find out more.
Governance health check
We've created an interactive governance health check for trustee
boards to use. It's a self assessment toolkit and is a great
resource to help you ensure your organisation is as well governed
as it can be. It can also assist boards of any size to demonstrate
their good governance to funders, beneficiaries and
Faith and hope don't run charities (trustees
That's the title of our popular online publication written
specifically for trustees, offering practical guidance to help
boards deal with their management responsibilities, including
strategic planning, being accountable for the development of the
organisation, managing people and finances, and making decisions in
the interest of the voluntary organisation.
Each year, the Third Sector Awards Cymru
features a category devoted to the work of trustees. If your board
is running your organisation in an exemplary fashion, why not tell
us about it? You could win an award! The Third Sector Awards
Cymru 2017 is currently open for nominations, but hurry the closing
date is 10 November 2017.
The latest news
We keep trustees up to date with the latest news via our
website, and also in our weekly newsletter for our members. Sign up
to become a member here, to receive the newsletter and many other
benefits that come with being a member of WCVA.
WCVA offers a host of resources to help trustees, including information sheets
covering a variety of topics.
Further information on Trustee roles can also be found on the
Charity Commission website.