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A Guide for Management Committees 

This guide is a simple introduction to the most important points you need to understand if you are a member of the management committee of a voluntary or community group .
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Board Leadership: A practical guide for the social sector

Written for trustees, Chief Executives and those working within the sector, the guide combines practical insights with a range of tools and downloadable resources. It aims to improve understanding of strategic and supportive leadership.
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The Essential Trustee- What you Need to Know

To be a trustee requires time, understanding and effort. It is also a rewarding opportunity to serve the community and develop personal skills. This guidance answers some of the more common questions and sets out briefly the duties of trustees.
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Charity Trustees - What's Involved

This booklet from the Charity Commission sets out a summary of the responsibilities and duties of a trustee, and explains how trustees can get support and assistance from the Commission and from other organisations. 
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Duties and Obligations of a Charity Trustee 

The rewards of being a trustee should outweigh any worries which potential trustees might have. However, anyone considering trusteeship should know what legal duties, responsibilities and potential liabilities are involved. 
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Guide to Setting Up a Small Community or Voluntary Group

This is a guide for individuals looking to start a small charitable organisation by Bexley Voluntary Service Council.
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Small Charity Constitution

This governing document template is suitable for small charities with an annual income under 5000 that don't own a building or employ people.
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Getting Started In Governance 

This page from KnowHow nonProfit lists a host of information about governance and gives practical tips and resources for the board to use at various stages in its development. 
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Tools for Success  

Tools for Success is intended for use by any small voluntary and community organisation wishing to invest in its long-term sustainability. 
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