Accenture's 2020 volunteering strategy focuses on skilled volunteering: how their employees can use their professional skills to have real impact on the causes about which they are passionate. Of course, trusteeship is also a fabulous personal and professional development opportunity for trustees themselves. In our research, 96% of trustees (people at all levels in their professonal life) said that they had learnt new skills from serving on a charity board.
At the event we explored some of the myths about joining a charity board, questioned Accenture employees who are already trustees and charities looking for trustees, and then we got networking! Potential trustees met with charities looking for trustees.
Speed networking is an excellent way of meeting as many people as possible in a short space of time and having an excuse to move on if there isn't an obvious match. As usual, when we called the end of the formal speed networking, people carried on!
Thank you to all of the potential trustees and charities who came along.
If you might like a board-match event at your place of work, please get in touch with Penny Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.