From volunteer to trustee

At our AGM last October we welcomed a number of new trustees to the TDC board. 
Often working behind the scenes, the trustees play an important part in our organisation. They ensure we have a clear strategy, keep a check on our finances and activities, support our staff team and take overall legal responsibility for the work we do.
One of our new trustees is Lou Carroll, a digital marketing expert, who as a volunteer has already made a huge contribution to the work we do. 
We are delighted to have her on board and here, Lou tells us a bit more about her involvement with TDC. 
“I’ve been volunteering with TDC for just over four years. I was closely involved in developing our communications strategy, as well as our rebranding and the redesign of our website, which we launched at the start of 2014.
When writing news stories for our website, I visited all our community centres around the city and was really inspired by seeing the great work being done by our Community Development Workers, and by their groups and committed volunteers. Our contribution to the city is so widespread and varied that it’s always been a bit of a challenge for us to sum it up neatly in our communications!
My day job involves digital media and strategy for third sector organisations, and I applied to be a Trustee this year because I think I can make a useful contribution to the board at a time when our digital presence is so important for us to attract new streams of funding, expand our own community of volunteers, and increase our reach across the city.
I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the board, in particular to finding new ways of attracting other organisations and new volunteers to get involved with the amazing things we do. There are loads of ways you can get involved and help us improve lives around the city. Read about some of the things you can do, or contact us – we’d love to hear from you!”
Lou (centre) at last year’s AGM where she became a new trustee.

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