13th March, 2013, 6-8pm.
Go to http://trustee-networking.eventbrite.co.uk/ to buy tickets
Recent reports by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) suggest that 1 in 5 young people would consider becoming a trustee - but how many of us know anything about it? This networking event brings together different groups of people to explore the ramifications of becoming a trustee, and includes plenty of existing trustees who can tell you first-hand what to expect.
We live in an increasingly virtual world, so the chance to meet new people face-to-face is an increasing rare opportunity to be jumped at! This facilitated networking event is aimed at the following groups:
- Charities looking to increase the diversity of their trustee boards, or simply recruit new trustees;
- Existing trustees who want to network with others, and share the information, expectations, benefits and responsibilities of what it means to be a trustee;
- Young people who are passionate about social change & want to make a difference to society;
- Members of the public who are interested in learning more about what becoming a trustee involves;
- Career changers / Professionals from outside the charity sector who might be considering a future career in the not-for-profit sector;
- Companies and CSR representatives who are interested in exploring other ways of employee engagement with the not-for-profit sectors.
The I Am Group consists of a friendly, approachable bunch of well-connected and professional recruiters, marketers, coaches and event organisers, who have run over 60 networking and training events.
We take away the fear and awkwardness of networking, and teach you the skills to walk into a crowded room – even where you don’t know a single person – and start adding to that useful, friendly network of your own.
Remember, networking is an ongoing activity which requires some effort on your behalf – and The I Am Group also offers facilitated, monthly networking events, to allow you to build on the skills and confidence you develop, and to nurture the groups of people that you meet.