Supporters Direct - Ask our Expert!

As part of our growing relationship with Supporters Direct, our Vice Chair Mandie Thorpe has been asked to become part of the Ask The Expert panel on Membership Engagement. For the Trusts and Groups that are members of Supporters Direct, this means that, as part of the online forums, Mandie and other experts in the group are asked to provide knowledge and experience around this topic. One area that is of particular interest to both Mandie and the Canaries Trust is the use of our social media platforms to engage with both our members and fans generally, and also how we can involve and attract more fans to join the Trust. If you have any feedback on this element, Mandie would be happy to hear from you.

Supporters Direct has been working since 2000 to help supporters gain influence in the running and ownership of their club. Since their formation they have helped establish over 200 supporters trusts in the UK, with more than 50 now owning and running their club. Many others, like the Canaries Trust, have meaningful involvement through board representation, structured dialogue or campaigning.