People on voluntary sector boards have heavy workloads—so what’s the best way to share the burden? Sub-committees may not seem exciting, but if used properly, delegating tasks will help your board to be brilliant.
Here are my six top tips on how to get the most from your sub-committees:
1. Let them delve into detail
Charity trustees often want to get involved in the nitty gritty. But in a busy board meeting with a tight agenda, that can sometimes be a pain in the neck.
However, executives and trustees will still want to work together from time to time to delve into detail. Sub-committees are the way to do this without taking precious time away from the primary board meeting. It’s a great way for charity staff to engage with trustees and vice versa, enabling trustees to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day issues affecting the charity while offering their own expertise.