New for 2024 - we're excited to launch the Charterpath x The Honorary Treasurers Forum (HTF) Mentoring Programme - an opportunity to contribute to the financial resilience of the non-profit sector by supporting the next generation of finance professionals on their volunteering journey.
In the face of the unprecedented financial challenges confronting the non-profit sector, the need to attract, support and retain skilled volunteers - especially those with financial skills - has never been greater.
That is why Charterpath and HTF are partnering together in 2024 to launch this new mentoring programme to specifically support skill-based volunteering amongst finance professionals and ultimately the financial resilience of the non-profit sector.
Over the course of six months, this mentoring programme will equip finance professionals taking their first steps into volunteering with the practical advice, knowledge and tools kindly shared by experts who already have experience as treasurers and trustees in the non-profit sector.
Duration: 6 months (March - September 2024) - approx 10 hour commitment
Structure: Includes an initial matching process, group kick-off session, monthly 1:1 mentoring sessions of 1 hour, and mid-programme / closing events
Eligibility: Open to individuals with financial skills/experience:
Mentees - early stage finance professionals seeking their first skills-based volunteering role, or those currently volunteering and looking for more support
Mentors - experienced finance professionals who have volunteered as treasurers or trustees, and are passionate about mentoring the next generation
How It Works
The Charterpath x HTF Mentoring Programme opens to applications from Mentees and Mentors from 23rd January 2024 until 9th February 2024. Once applications have been reviewed and applicants matched, Mentees and Mentors will be introduced via email during February, in preparation for the virtual launch event in March 2024.
The launch event will be an opportunity for Mentees and Mentors to meet, plus it will feature a guest speaker discussing successful mentoring relationships, setting the stage for monthly 1:1 mentoring sessions from March to September 2024.
During this period we'll host a mid-programme virtual networking event with panel discussions from experts who've integrated skills-based volunteering into their finance careers. We will also host a closing event to celebrate your experiences and all the positive impacts of your mentoring relationships.
If you're interested in becoming a Mentee or Mentor, please complete this short application form by 9th February 2024 and be sure to indicate your objectives and areas of interest to help us make the best possible match.
We strongly believe this mentoring programme is more than just a one-off learning experience - we hope it will enrich the professional lives of both parties and enhance the non-profit organisations we support as volunteers.
Charterpath and The Honorary Treasurers Forum
Alice Clementi and Alex Marsh co-founded Charterpath as a community interest company in 2020, with a mission to increase the proportion of finance professionals volunteering from 10% to 50% - inspiring more finance professionals to volunteer their time and skills, connecting them with non-profit opportunities, and engaging with a wide range of organisations so volunteering is a core part of a finance professional’s career. For more information, visit www.charterpath.org.uk
About The Honorary Treasurers Forum
The Honorary Treasurers Forum is a membership organisation formed in 2004 to provide a source of information, research and knowledge for the Treasurers of charities large and small. The mission of the Forum is to benefit the voluntary and community sector by providing networking opportunities and resources to improve the effectiveness of existing Honorary Treasurers and to encourage more volunteers to take up this essential trustee role. For more information, visit www.honorarytreasurers.org.uk