Free guides for charitable organisations
Comprehensive guides on how to create fully diverse and inclusive boards with open recruitment processes and strategies
How to Diversify Your Board: a practical guide
A free guide, generously sponsored by Shaparency, The Diversity Project Charity and City Bridge Trust and supported by leading UK charity recruitment firms.
Only 14% of boards feel well equipped to meet the strategic, development and regulatory challenges of the organisation, given who is on their board. Whatever we are currently doing in terms of trustee recruitment, it isn’t working.
Getting on Board is here to help with a guide full of practical advice, case studies and focus group commentary. It's also stuffed full of downloadable templates for you to build a successful recruitment and onboarding strategy.
How to recruit trustees for your charity
This free guide, sponsored by Rathbones, seeks to demystify the process and promote the practice of open recruitment for charity boards.
How to recruit trustees for your charity guide includes:
real-life case studies
examples and quotes from 30 charities
templates for skills audits and adverts
guidance on developing meaningful trustee inductions
and much more!
The guide showcases Getting on Board’s tried and tested eight-step trustee recruitment process which helps all your board members understand what needs to happen and when, to deliver a successful recruitment strategy.
From Here to Diversity
From Here to Diversity: A practical guide to recruiting Black and Asian charity trustees, produced by Getting on Board's partner Action for Trustee Racial Diversity and sponsored by the Co-op Foundation, aims to help charities take positive and sustainable steps to increase the racial diversity of their boards.
From Here to Diversity shows that increased diversity can offer so many advantages to forward-looking organisations, including:
Improved performance and better governance
Greater creativity and a wider perspective
Increased legitimacy and accountability
A full colour print version of the Guide is also available from The Directory of Social Change here.
“‘Using this guide from Getting on Board, charities of all sizes can successfully and affordably recruit trustees outside their usual pool of contacts.’
Sarah Atkinson, Director for Policy, Planning and Communications, Charity Commission."
If you would prefer a printed copy of the How to recruit trustees for your charity guide, you can purchase one from Directory of Social Change for £9.95.
We worked with Reach Volunteering, The Small Charities Coalition and the Association of Chairs to produce the Trustee Recruitment Cycle: an online version of this guide.