Changing the face of trusteeship

Getting on Board is a charity which supports people from all sectors of society to become charity board trustees,
and charities to recruit and retain a diverse range of trustees.

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Becoming a trustee could boost your career, your health and your happiness. Find out more powerful reasons to consider charity trusteeship.   >> READ MORE

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Open recruitment works because it brings you more candidates, particularly a more diverse range of candidates and a greater range of skills and perspectives on your board.    >> READ MORE

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Can you Transform your charity? 

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Getting on Board Employer’s Membership Scheme launches 

We're delighted to announce the launch of the Getting on Board Employer's Membership scheme.

We're working with employees like our founder partners King’s College London, Allen & Overy law firm, Peridot Partners recruitment, and M&G savings and investment business, and making trusteeship more accessible to more than 50,000 employees and students.

There are some 100,000 trustee vacancies at any one time in the UK, yet 75% of all charities struggle to find trustees.

Find out how the Getting on Board Membership Scheme can bring benefits to employees, organisation and the charity sector. 

Festival of Trusteeship 

The Festival of Trusteeship 2021 was phenomenal with 

1999 bookings, 24 events, 15 brilliant speakers and 20 fantastic panelists!

All of this was been made possible by our brilliant sponsors Ecclesiastical Insurance. Thanks to their generosity we could make the festival as affordable as possible.

The conversations and debates were by turns electrifying, educating and thought provoking with takeaways to help you in your trustee journey aplenty. 

If you missed out on attending the Festival of Trusteeship, you can still reap the benefits. Download the recordings box set for £20 and listen to every single session at your leisure. 


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Becoming a charity trustee is an amazing way to give back to the causes you love, connect with your community, boost your career, confidence, happiness and health. So what's stopping you?  Getting on Board’s free downloadable guide How to Become a Charity Trustee has everything you need to get on board as a charity trustee.

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Guide for charities
Recruiting Black and Asian trustees 

We're extremely proud to support Action for Trustee Racial Diversity in launching their new guide: From Here to Diversity: a practical guide to recruiting Black and Asian Trustees.

Gain improved performance and better governance, greater creativity and wider perspective and much more!


Webinars and Events

  • Transform: free information webinars & workshops
    10 Jan, 9 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar, 23 Mar,
    Online Event
    A trustee recruitment programme for charities who wish to take action to diversify their board. We offer free 45 minute information webinars and workshops for you to find out about this unique programme for charities who wish to diversify their boards.
  • The Onboarding: induction training for newly appointed Trustees
    19 Jan, 16 Feb, 16 March, 27 April, 18 May
    Online Event
    This is the session for you if you've just joined a board and want to equip yourself with an understanding of your new responsibilities.
  • How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity Board
    9 Feb, 6 April, 8 June
    Online Event
    This 1 hour session will give you an introduction into how to recruit trustees for your charity board. It will be a whistle stop tour of all the things you need to do - with our FREE best practice guide available to you to help you every step of the way.
  • How to Diversify your Trustee Board webinar
    21 Jan, 18 March, 20 May
    Online Event
    This one hour session gives you an introduction on how to diversify your charity board, a whistle stop tour of all the things you need to do - with our free best practice guide available to you to help you think differently about how you approach your recruitment to try and attract diverse trustees.
  • Charity Board Leadership Programme: free information webinar
    This free 45 minute information webinar is your chance to find out about our unique programme to support you to become a charity trustee.
  • Getting on Board - Festival of Trusteeship 2021
    01 Nov 2021, 11:00 GMT – 05 Nov 2021, 17:00 GMT
    Online Event
    Welcome to our second ever Festival of Trusteeship! This year the schedule is stuffed with exciting events for people who want to become trustees, trustees who want to keep learning and developing, and for charity leaders who want to understand best practice in trustee recruitment and diversity.

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