Good governance is a critical aspect of a successful charity. Consequently, there is an ongoing interest in improving governance and leadership in the sector in order to ensure that charities achieve the best possible outcomes for their beneficiaries. For many boards it can be challenging to deliver meetings that achieve the right balance between appropriate strategic oversight and challenge, and delving too deeply into operational matters. This is one area where decision making could be improved by using more focused strategic agendas. This guidance note seeks to provide a specimen strategic agenda for charity boards to adapt for their own purposes to improve the discussion and decision making of board meetings.