Handbook:Running a Trust
Part One of this Handbook is dedicated to the issues involved in getting a Trust off the ground, and follows the chronology of the Supporters Direct three stage model. We have therefore covered holding an open meeting to first discuss the Trust idea, organising a working group, choosing a constitution, launching the Trust and steering towards the first AGM and elections.
Part Two of this Handbook is dedicated to the issues involved in keeping a Trust running. It covers how Trusts can organise effectively, increase membership, get involved in local activities, and fundraise. Part Two also deals with how properly to run an IPS Trust, acquire a collective shareholding, and exercise the influence this can bring.