Trustees (also known as directors, board members, governors, or committee members) are responsible for ensuring their organisation meets its purpose and uses its resources appropriately to do so.

Our governance network is an opportunity to meet other trustees and committee members, and share and learn from your peers about topics related to good governance.

Our governance network meets in Adur and Worthing, and in Brighton and Hove.


“The governance network has helped develop the knowledge and skills of our board of trustees. This has resulted in stronger governance of our organisation.” Natalie Woods, LGBT Switchboard


Adur and Worthing

Our governance network in Adur and Worthing, next meets on:

Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: Worthing Town Hall, Gordon Room
Cost: Free
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Date: 20 March 2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: to be confirmed
Cost: Free
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Date: 19 June 2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: to be confirmed
Cost: Free
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We prioritise places at the network meeting for our members and to voluntary and community organisations operating in Adur and Worthing.

Find out how to join us as a member

For more information, get in touch with us on or call 01903 207735


Brighton and Hove

Our governance network in Brighton and Hove, next meets on 31 October 2017

Topic: Developing a strategic fundraising plan
Date: 31 October 2017
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Community Base, Conference room
Cost: Free
Book: Book your place

Fundraising is a key responsibility for Trustees and Committee Members. With shrinking public funds and new fundraising requirements, trustees need to take a strategic approach to fundraising.

This network session will be led by Rob Alcroft, former Head of Fundraising Strategy & Planning at NSPCC and chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Strategy Forum.

Rob will take you through the key components for introducing a more strategic approach to fundraising and challenge you to consider your role as a Trustee in supporting fundraising activity. The session will cover topics from fundraising fundamentals, through governance and regulation, to understanding your motivations, setting realistic targets and considering your appetite for innovation.

There will be opportunity to tackle some of your own organisation’s challenges as examples, as well as a Q&A to tap into Rob’s experience.

We look forward to seeing you there.

“I love discussing strategic challenges and seeing the opportunities unfold – particularly around generating income. Trustees have an essential role to play in supporting fundraising – they really can make the difference – and I’m looking forward to exploring this with the attendees on 31st October. It will be a good session.” Rob Alcroft.

Future meetings will be confirmed soon.

We prioritise places at the network meeting for our members and voluntary and community organisations operating in Brighton and Hove.

Find out how to join us as a member.

For more information, get in touch with us on or 01273 234023


Other resources

Other useful resources which will help you to strengthen your governance:

If you’d like support to strengthen your governance we can help. Get in touch with us on or 01273 234023



To ensure a range of skills, diversity of thinking and representation from all sections of the community, it’s important you advertise beyond your usual networks.

For more ideas on how to recruit and where to advertise, try:

We can help you to develop role descriptions, advertise for trustees, and help with other recruitment issues. Just get in touch with our Volunteering Development Officer, Sue Shaw, on or 01273 234861


Celebrating you

Trustees Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Trustees Week 2017 will take place in early November 2017.