Be a Trustee

Be a Trustee

This course will support participants to find out about the key responsibilities, financial obligations and fundraising expectations for Trustees. It is a one-stop shop to equip you with everything you need to know before becoming a charity Trustee.

Our unique same-day charity matching service will also help connect you with arts, culture and heritage organisations looking for new Trustees.

Courses for 2019-20 will take place in London, Birmingham and Leeds


For the London date of this course, our charity matching service will take place the next morning - on Friday 8 November - ahead of Governance Now 2019, the Cultural Governance Alliance's flagship national conference for cultural sector trustees and professionals. Attendees are encouraged to attend the conference, tickets can be booked here.


Who is this for?

These courses are aimed at those individuals looking to be a trustee or chair of an arts, culture or heritage organisation. 


You will learn:

  • The importance of trustees to the charity sector
  • Governance models and strategic planning
  • Financial management requirements
  • Trustee responsibility for fundraising and income generation


Course dates

7 November 2019 at Mindspace Shoreditch, London - please note that charity matching service will take place on 8 November ahead of Governance Now 2019. If you would like to attend Governance Now, you will need to purchase a ticket seperately


23 January 2020 at Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Birmingham

19 March 2020 at Northern Ballet, Leeds



Course Staff

Michelle Wright

Michelle is the Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy funded by Arts Council England, which she set up in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association and the University of Leeds in 2013.