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For charitable bodies

Getting on Board is often contacted by charities who are struggling to find dynamic and skilled trustees to help their organisation thrive. We believe this can be addressed with the twin forces of open recruitment and board diversity.


We’re here to show you how.

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Helping you improve your board

Our free online trustee recruitment guidance, tools and templates will help your board recruit openly for diverse trustee candidates and give you valuable information on how to make the process as successful and easy as possible.

Getting on Board also runs a full calendar of one-hour webinars and comprehensive six-week training programmes to upskill charity leaders in trustee recruitment and retention best practice. These make sure your charity board is fully equipped in how to create a fair and equitable recruitment process that will enrich your charity with diverse trustees. 

How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity guide

Our free How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity guide includes real-life case studies, examples and quotes from 30 charities, as well as practical advice and templates for skills audits and adverts. 

Advertise your network's trustee vacancies

Advertise your network's trustee vacancies to Getting on Board candidates and on our social media platforms with our free service. 


Use our comprehensive directory of other trustee recruitment sites to advertise your trustee vacancies widely. 

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Open recruitment

At its most basic, open recruitment means advertising your available trustee positions in a public forum where they can be found by any interested candidate.  

But it’s more than this. We can show you how to proactively target those people who you would love to join your board but who are currently under-represented.


This process gives charities access to a far wider range of suitable candidates  than the traditional method of recruitment, which has often relied on existing trustees recruiting privately through their existing networks of friends and colleagues. 


Our affordable monthly webinars can help you develop a robust open recruitment strategy that will help your charity attract the best candidates for the role, not just the ones who are nearest or available to you.

Board Diversity

Having a diverse board that is composed of people with a range of different ethnicities, ages, genders, abilities, social class and backgrounds will strengthen your board. 


Evidence has indicated that companies with diverse management teams outperform their peers. 


Getting on Board offers a suite of affordable services to guide charities through the process, help them assess their needs and train existing trustees on how to recruit and retain diverse trustees.

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