CO3’s Trustee Network was established to provide a supportive space for Trustees across Northern Ireland.
Guest Speaker Frances McCandless, Chief Executive, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, at the Trustee Network launch held on Thursday 16 April 2015 at Ulster Bank head offices.
We offer a range of themed networking events for Trustees, to share information and experiences amongst their peers. We bring in a range of experts to speak on a variety of topics that sit under the broad theme of corporate governance. The purpose of the Third Sector Trustee Network is to inform, support and connect Trustees.
The benefits of membership:
- Peer Support
- Advice and guidance
- Networking at events
- Capacity building and skills development
- Advertising board vacancies
For further information on the benefits of joining, please click here.
Join the First Third Sector Trustee Network of its kind for Northern Ireland!
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The below feedback is from CO3 Trustee Network Member Colin Harper and Chief Commissioner of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, Tom McGrath :
"Like most trustees I have learnt how to do the job on the job. Whilst learning through one’s personal experience is great, part of the value of the CO3 Trustee Network is that it enables one to learn from the experience of others as well. It’s been great to meet new people through the Network and also to meet with long term colleagues who I didn't know were trustees as well. Add in the expertise provided by the speakers at the events and the Trustee Network meetings are time very well spent indeed."
“It is essential that trustees develop the knowledge and skills to run charities effectively, within the requirements of the law. The Charity Commission is always keen to ensure its messages reach trustees directly as it is they who are legally responsible for their charity. Learning together through a network provides an important mechanism for different charities to share their experiences and learn from each other.”
Chief Commissioner, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
Guest speakers Jenny Ebbage and Dorcas Crawford of Edwards & Co. Solictors at our event on the responsibilities of Trustees held on 24 September 2015 at Hays head offices.
Why not come along and see what the Trustee Network is about?
We would be delighted for you to join us at one of our upcoming Trustee Network events which can be viewed on our website here.