This year’s Charity Trustees’ Week kicks off today with 25 online events over the week. It was another challenging year for the charity sector with continued restrictions due to Covid-19, making it even more necessary to celebrate and say a great big THANK YOU to the more than 76,000 charity trustees across Ireland for the important and tireless work they carry out throughout the year. Charity trustees are the people responsible for leading and managing charities and include members of the board of management or governing committee and company directors of charities.
The steering committee for Charity Trustees’ Week is made up of eight organisations: Charities Regulator, Boardmatch Ireland, Carmichael, The Wheel, Volunteer Ireland, Charities Institute Ireland, Pobal and Dóchas. For the second year in a row charity trustees can take part in this virtual series of events from the comfort of their home or office.
Commenting on Charity Trustees’ Week 2021, Helen Martin, Chief Executive of the Charities Regulator said, “Charity Trustees’ Week provides an important opportunity for the Charities Regulator to engage with charity trustees and highlight the vital nature of their role to the charities sector. It is also a great opportunity for charity trustees to engage with peers facing the same issues and challenges and to build important relationships within the sector. There is a great line up of events this year and we are looking forward to engaging with charity trustees and celebrating the enormous contribution that they make to Irish society on a daily basis.”
The opening event is a ‘Meet the Charities Regulator’ webinar which will feature welcoming addresses from Joe O’Brien, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities, and from Helen Martin, Chief Executive of the Charities Regulator. You can check out all of the week’s events at www.charitiesregulator.ie or at the following link: Charity Trustees’ Week
Keep an eye on social media during the week for updates using the hashtag #TrusteesWeekIrl