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Jan 22

Locality Trustees’ Network goes from strength to strength

Membership, Trustees Event

Locality membership is for everyone in your organisation, not just the Chief Officer, and that very much includes your organisation’s trustees.

For a while now, with the great help of Stuart Spandler, Chair of Trustees at member organisation The Goodwin Trust in Hull, we’ve been running a series of networking meetings specifically for trustees. That doesn’t mean trustees aren’t welcome at our other events, it’s just we know sometimes trustees welcome some time and space to talk to others doing what they’re doing.

We started with meetings in Yorkshire and then ran two larger events for trustees from across the North and South last autumn. We have also held Fringe meetings for Trustees at the last two Locality Conventions.

Photo: Trustees’ Network event, London – November 2017

Photo:  Trustees’ Network event, London – November 2017

Come and join us

We’re delighted to announce a further two North and South meetings in March. In response to feedback, we want to make sure as many trustees as possible are able to attend, so we are offering a choice of afternoon or early evening sessions.

These meetings aren’t training sessions – they’re safe spaces to solve problems with people in similar situations.  There will be an introductory speaker, then a lively ‘Question Time’ session – with questions and answers from the floor. Peer learning at its finest. At previous sessions, we’ve discussed a whole range of issues including recruitment to boards, managing disputes, mergers, legal issues, financial reporting, sub-groups and tenure, to name a few.

So, if you’re a trustee please come along. Join the discussion and make links with others so you can continue to support each other, meet and chat at a time that works for you.

Book your place

Bookings are open now to join us at either of these events:

York – 14 March

Afternoon session 1-4pm

Evening session 5-8pm

London – 22 March

Afternoon session 1-4pm

Evening session 5-8pm

Please share these meeting dates with your organisation’s trustees, and get them on board!

Join the Trustee Network

If you’re on the board of a Locality member organisation but can’t make these dates you’re still welcome to be part of our Trustee Network. Please email us at  to join the Network. We’ll keep you informed of future meetings and look forward to meeting you.

If your organisation hasn’t yet joined Locality or you know an organisation that should then drop us a line at  or find out more on our website.

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