Launch of the Shropshire network to support charitable administrators
Shropshire Charities are invited to join a new network specially designed to help and support directors and potential new directors.
The network is being launched by Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (RCC) as part of their membership service and will include the opportunity to attend events and training courses, as well as meet other local organizations to share ideas and support.
Upcoming discussion topics will include how to attract young people to a board of directors, how to survive a crisis, and manage a charity on a very low income.
The first of the Trustees Network events will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday August 20 on Zoom with Steph Hinton, secretary of Quatt Village Hall, Bridgnorth, who will speak about the importance of dynamism and enthusiasm in keeping small charities at flow.
“Enthusiasm is contagious,” says Steph. “So as a Trustee it’s great to spend time with people who fill you up with energy and inspire you. We have an enthusiastic group of committee members and volunteers at Quatt Village Hall and we hope that this enthusiasm will make people think “this sounds fun and rewarding, I want to participate too”.
Julia Baron, CEO of Shropshire RCC, said: “It is a harsh reality that most community groups and voluntary organizations in Shropshire – and there are well over 2,000 – operate on very low incomes.
“Many have no paid staff and depend entirely on volunteers. Naturally, these organizations often find it difficult to understand and keep up with the changes that must be encountered to operate within the framework of the law.
“So we decided to create a new network of charity administrators to help and support in various ways.
“This network will also be particularly beneficial for people who are currently considering becoming a charity administrator, but who need to know more about what is involved before making a decision. “
Julia added, “It can be a wonderful thing to be a charity administrator. This is not only a fantastic opportunity to “give something back”, but it also offers you a multitude of personal benefits.
For more information on the August Charity Trustee Network event, including how to register a seat, please visit the Eventbrite page here: shropshirectn.eventbrite.co.uk
Access to the Charity Trustees Network event is available exclusively through the Shropshire RCC membership service. For details on membership and the Charity Trustees Network, contact Phil Gillam via Philip.Gillam@shropshire-rcc.org.uk or call 01743 342172.