Posted by: alexswallow | May 10, 2014

Young Charity Trustees Is Three Years Old!

Today, Young Charity Trustees is three years old!

I’d like to thank everyone who has been with us on the journey so far.

It seems appropriate that this morning I am running a session in Tottenham, London, for young people, talking to them about Trusteeship and about charity careers.

Our online reach is continuing to grow. The group is at around 1800 members, which is amazing. In this speech for Media Trust, I use Young Charity Trustees to illustrate the possibilities for even tiny organisations to be able to reach out to people and spread messages online. Also, in this video, I show why I think that Board Diversity really matters.

We need young people to be involved in charities, across the world. Young people can make inspirational campaigners– just note the example of Malala, Stephen Sutton and Fahma Mohamed (see my comments in the article).

Recently, I received a national TOYP Award  for my work in the voluntary sector, including my efforts to try to get more young Trustees. I am so pleased that the importance of this issue is becoming more and more recognized. But there is a lot of work to be done and I look forward to continuing on the path together.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles /

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles /


  1. Congrats Alex!

  2. Thanks so much Kirsty!

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