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- Trustee, meeting and member resources. Training, recruitment, advice.
The Appointment and Induction of Charity Trustees - Best Practice Guide; ICSA Publishing, Jan 99. £10 plus p&p.
Boards that work: a guide for charity trustees David Fishel; DSC, 1st edition 2003. 328 pages, ISBN 1 903991 16 1, £19.95. Order from Amazon.co.uk.
Charity Trustee's Handbook Mike Eastwood; Directory of Social Change, 1st edition 2001. 128 pages, ISBN 1 900360 88 8, £9.95. Order from Amazon.co.uk. Publisher's info: This starter guide is ideal reference for anyone who has recently become a trustee of a voluntary organisation, or is thinking of taking on that role. It offers basic guidance about the responsibilities of management committees, and straightforward advice in planning the work of the organisation, getting funding, and managing staff and resources.
- Three main sections cover What makes a good trustee?, Key roles of trustees, and Getting the work done.
- Written in a clear, accessible style.
- Provides helpful real-life examples.
The Good Trustee guide Peter Dyer; NCVO, 4th Edition March 2003. Ring-binder, 214 pages, ISBN 0 7199 1610 0, £25. Order from Amazon.co.uk~~. Publisher's info: A user-friendly resource organiser for trustees and management committee members. Ideal as an introduction for new trustees, or a practical tool to keep long-serving trustees up-to-date. This authoritative guide covers:
- all aspects of the role, including legal, management and financial responsibilities
- changes in the legal and regulatory environment
- useful contact names and addresses, plus recommended further reading.
The ICSA Charity Trustee's Guide Jane Arnot; ICSA Publishing, June 2003. 256 pages. Buy from Amazon.co.uk~~.
The Good Governance Action Plan for voluntary organisations Sandy Adirondack; NCVO, 2002. ISBN 0 7199 1603 8, £10-00. Order from Amazon.co.uk~~.
Running a Charity; Jordans, Sept 97. ISBN 0853083886, £19.50. Order from Amazon.co.uk~~.
The Minute Taker's Handbook Lee Comer & Paul Ticher; DSC, 1st edition 2002. 184 pages, ISBN 1 900360 99 3, £9.95. Order from Amazon.co.uk~~. Publisher's info: Minute taking is a critically important activity in all voluntary organisations. This new publication provides essential, in-depth guidance in how to produce accurate, brief and clear minutes which meet all legal requirements. This book will be invaluable to chairs minute takers and everyone concerned with the management and recording of minutes in voluntary organisations. The book shows how to:
- prepare agendas
- take notes
- transcribe notes
- produce action lists
- record decisions
- check facts
- lay out typed minutes.
Good Membership Guide, Stephen Iliffe; NCVO, Oct 04. ISBN 0 7199 1619 4, £25.00. Order from Amazon.co.uk~~.
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: Involving Users in the Running of Voluntary Organisations Marilyn Taylor; ACEVO, 1st edition 1999. A4, 68 pages, ISBN 1 900685 07 8, £10. Publisher's info: More and more voluntary organisations are addressing the issue of involving the users of services in running their organisations. But what level of involvement is right for your organisation, and what is the best way of giving people who use your services more of a say? This guide draws on the experiences of those who have been through the process, outlining general principles and the range of activities that organisations have introduced to involve users.