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Changing the face of trusteeship

We support 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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Download our free guide for charities

Getting on Board is very proud to announce the launch of  Diversify your Charity’s Board: a practical guide.


Diversify your Charity’s Board: a practical guide is full of valuable information and takes you through the steps of how to approach the subject of changing your board composition with your existing trustees and chair.


The guide is filled with illuminating case studies and quotes and is accompanied by a downloadable resources pack.

Helping your employees become trustees

Helping your staff to become trustees has myriad benefits for your organisation, your employees and society as a whole. Many organisations we work with are using charity trusteeship as a pathway to personal learning and development.


Getting on Board works in partnership with organisations like King's College London and Allen & Overy to build trustee training for their staff into employers' CSR and HR programmes. 

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Download our free guide for trustees

Read our FREE Guide

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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The Festival of Trusteeship box set recordings 

Getting on Board's Festival of Trusteeship 2022 may have ended but the learning is still available. You can download the complete set of 18 recorded sessions and keep learning about trusteeship and developing as a trustee for as long as you like.

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Webinars and Events

  • What is a trustee and how do I become one?
    Multiple Dates
    06 Feb, 18:00 – 07 Feb, 18:00
    Free webinar
    This free one-hour webinar will give you an introduction into what trustees are, what they do and give you some top tips on how you become one.
  • To infinity and beyond!  An introduction to charity finance for trustees
    This free introductory session explores the world of trustee finance duties and give you a good foundation to begin your trustee journey
  • Free: The Onboarding: induction training for newly appointed Trustees (1)
    Multiple Dates
    08 Feb, 17:30 GMT – 09 Feb, 17:30 GMT
    Online webinar (further dates available)
    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.
  • Becoming a great trustee
    Multiple Dates
    21 Feb, 18:00 – 22 Feb, 18:00
    Free webinar
    This session is for those trustees and aspiring trustees who have a passion to take their charity forward, to grow impact, to leave a personal legacy and feel the sense of personal fulfilment from the time they volunteer.
  • Help! We need new trustees
    Multiple Dates
    22 Feb, 16:30 – 23 Feb, 16:30
    Online webinar
    This free one-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.
  • Talent Development through Trusteeship
    Multiple Dates
    15 Mar, 12:00 – 12:30
    The webinar is particularly intended for HR, Learning & Development, responsible business and equality, diversity & inclusion professionals but all are welcome. How employers can use trusteeship to contribute to their staff development, diversity or responsible business objectives.
  • How to Diversify your Trustee Board
    Multiple Dates
    23 Mar, 12:00 – 24 Mar, 12:00
    Free webinar
    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.
  • Transform: free information webinars & workshops
    More dates will be announced soon
    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.
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