Charity Commission Re-emphasises the Fundamental Role and Value of Trusteeship
This week was annual Trustees’ Week, which was launched to celebrate the great work that trustees do and highlight their complex but invaluable role in society.
As part of Trustees’ Week, the Charity Commission is reminding trustees that their fundamental roles and responsibilities are the same as they have always been, despite the recent increase in focus. Trustees should act in the best interests of their charity, ensuring it is best placed and equipped to achieve its charitable purpose for the public benefit.
The Role of Trustees: Duties and Responsibilities
To celebrate Trustees Week, and showcase the great work that trustees do, VAS held a networking event for trustees of local charities. The event included a keynote presentation on the duties and responsibilities of being a charity trustee. This presentation was delivered by Tessa Hennessy, an Oxford-based solicitor who specialises in the voluntary sector. This was followed by a charity advice clinic, in which attendees got advice on fundraising, governance and financial issues from VAS experts. The event was well attended, with 23 representatives from 19 local charities and community groups present.
VAS would like to thank Tessa and all who attended this very constructive session. Future events will be advertised on our website and through VAS id.
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In Kind Direct: Product Giving for Social Good
When companies have too much stock- samples, cosmetically damaged (but usable) goods, or end of line items sitting on shelves- they take up valuable warehouse space. Those products might not seem to be worth much, but they could mean everything to a small charity or not-for-profit organisation.
In Kind Direct redistributes products from companies to charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.