Are you a marketeers with a passion for a cause? Of course you are! Want to know how to put it to good use?
Becoming a trustee of a charity is a great way to share your marketing skills and expertise, give back to a cause you love, and build your professional networks and profile while you do so.
“Charity boards really benefit from having a trustee with marketing or communications experience” says David Petrie, a trustee for Aftermath Support. “When making decisions it’s important to consider what the PR implications might be. And from my own experience my fellow trustees, especially those from a legal or financial background, often struggle to understand the importance of plain English!”
We’re running some free workshops to introduce marketing professionals, students and graduates to trusteeship and I would love to be able to share the information with your marketing students and alumni.
MarketingOnBoard: is charity trusteeship for you?
The MarketingOnBoard: is charity trusteeship for you? webinar, delivered by D'Arcy Myers will run on 13 & 14 July and 20 & 27 September.
The hour long workshop will include:
What is a trustee and who can become one?
Common questions around practicalities, e.g. time commitment
Debunk myths and misconceptions
A panel of marketers who have become trustees, talking about their trustee experiences, and what marketing professionals can offer to charity boards
How to become a trustee
Details of funded bursary places on Getting on Board's Charity Board Leadership Programme.
Did you know?
There are 100,000 vacancies for charity trustees in the UK
Trusteeship is open to all ages, backgrounds and skill sets
Trustees can be any level of seniority in their day job
The level of time commitment can be modest (30 hours a year)
Most people don’t know what a trustee is or that trusteeship is open to them
96% of trustees said they had learned new skills and 84% said being a trustee made them happier.
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