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

Festival of Trusteeship is coming! 

Join us for a week of 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.

All of this has been made possible by our brilliant sponsors Ecclesiastical Insurance. Thanks to their generosity we've been able to made the festival as affordable as possible!

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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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New 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!

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Webinars and Events

  • Getting on Board - Festival of Trusteeship 2021
    01 Nov, 11:00 GMT – 05 Nov, 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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  • Transform: free information webinars & workshops
    6 Oct, 3 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 2 Dec, 4 Jan
    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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  • How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity Board
    13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • The Onboarding: induction training for newly appointed Trustees
    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.
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  • How to Diversify your Trustee Board webinar
    22 October & 12 November
    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.
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