All About Trustees With The Third Sector Cafe
22nd October 2013
The Third Sector CafÃ© is holding an event to coincide with Trustees week on the 6th of November 4-6pm book your place here.
At this event we are seeking to bring together charities and social enterprises with businesses, academics, graduates and other professionals from the city who are interested in becoming trustees. We will be investigating how the trustee role works, and how, by volunteering as a trustee, you can have a positive impact for a local charity. We've been supported by a range of different organisations in order to attract a wide range of people to this event, including Sheffield University, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield College, The JCI Sheffield, Irwin Mitchells, the Lean In Network and The Young Charity Trustees network. It's promising to be an exciting and interesting event! Book your place here To facilitate this conversation we've got some really interesting businesses who are coming to share their experiences of the benefits for their businesses of employees getting involved with not for profit organisations. Adrian Budgen a partner at Irwin Mitchell's, is Chair of the Irwin Mitchell Charity Foundation amongst many senior charity roles and has a keen interest and involvement in the third sector in the city. He will talk through how both charities, social enterprises businesses and individuals can benefit from staff becoming trustees, through skills development, skills transfer and a more engaged workforce, outlining a strong argument for charities to use to inform their engagement with businesses. Nicola Hartley is Head of HR for Wm Morrisons PLC Meat and Fish Manufacturing and Phil Barnfather is Head of Talent for Morrisons. Morrisons invests heavily in a variety of development programmes for all colleagues in the organisation from shop floor to top floor across a diverse number of divisions and sectors. Morrisons has developed some links with third sector organisations and some of these links are through the development programmes they offer their colleagues. Nicola and Phil will take questions from the floor. Morrisons don't actively signpost trustee opportunities for colleagues right now however they are joining us to open up some exploratory conversations with our charities. What would Morrisons need to do to offer their colleagues an opportunity to see what value a trustee-ship is to their organisation as well as the individual? This is a great opportunity for charities to ask about the many different factors that have to be considered when building relationships with large corporate businesses. From big business to an entrepreneur's perspective, our third speaker will give us a contrasting perspective and talk about the benefits trusteeship offers small business owners. Jane Stammers is founder of Tipple Tails . In her spare time she is also a Director of the charity,Tideswell School of Food. She will tell us why, despite the demands on her as a small business owner, she has found her role with Tideswell has been invaluable in helping her develop skill sets which have also brought benefits to her business. The event itself will seek to provide delegates with: An idea why companies will support their staff to become trustees An idea what the barriers are for people looking to volunteer and how to have that conversation with people An opportunity to network with city professionals. As well as: A chance to meet with charities looking for trustees to talk through what it involves and how it could be of mutual benefit. An understanding of how to use volunteering not only to benefit the charity but also as part of your personal development and as a strategic part of your business development. Places are limited so please book as soon as possible. Many thanks Sophy and Laura Third Sector Cafe team T 0791 7694 424 E Laura@thirdsectorcafe.co.uk T @thirdsectorcafe