We know that there is a lack of diversity on trustee boards. There are numerous benefits to having a diverse board and this is an area where many charities want to improve, but they often don’t know where to start.
The charity Getting on Board has recently published How to Diversity your Board, A Practical Guide, which has been written by Sophia Moreau, Multi-award-winning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist, Campaigner, Trainer and Charity Trustee
This comprehensive and helpful guide takes a step-by-step approach to diversifying your board of trustees, covering
- An Introduction to Trustee Diversity and Inclusion
- Practical Tips on Diversifying your Charity’s Board
- What to do once your new trustees are on board
The guide is free to download with email registration from the Getting on Board website.
The UK Charity Governance Code’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion Principle states that:
‘Board diversity, in the widest sense, is important because it creates more balanced decision making. Where appropriate, this includes and centres the communities and people the charity serves. This increases the charity’s legitimacy and impact. Equality and diversity are only effective and sustainable if the board works to be inclusive, ensuring that all trustees are welcomed, valued and able to contribute.’
So, that are you waiting for? Download the free guide today and start your journey towards developing a trustee board with an increased diversity of backgrounds, skills and experiences that can benefit your charity.
- From Here to Diversity, A Practical Guide to Recruiting Black and Asian Trustees
- Getting on Board, How to recruit trustees for your charity
- Reach Volunteering, Trustee Recruitment Cycle
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