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Diversify your Charity's Board: a practical guide

Getting on Board is very proud to announce that Diversify your Charity’s Board: a practical guide is launching on Monday 7 November

Charity trusteeship has a chronic diversity problem. The average age of a trustee is 61 and 0.5% of trustees are 18-24, despite making up 12% of the population, 64% are male, and only 8% are people of colour (compared to 14% of the wider population).

75% of trustees are from households with incomes above the national median. 59% of charities say that their boards do not reflect the communities they serve.

The guide’s author is Sophia Moreau, diversity, equity and inclusion specialist and a multi-award winning campaigner and winner of the Burberry British Diversity Award for campaigner of the year 2022.

Diversify your Charity’s Board: a practical guide is full of invaluable information including:

  • What do we mean by trustee diversity?

  • Why diversify your board?

  • Common misconceptions about Trustee Diversity

  • Inclusion: Where do we start?

  • A word on the law: positive action and positive discrimination

  • Practical tips to diversify your charity’s board

Diversify your Charity’s Board: a practical guide also 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.

The guide has been generously sponsored by several organisations comprising:


The Diversity Project Charity

City Bridge Trust

BAME Recruitment Cadence Charisma Charity People Nfp Nurole Peridot Perrett Laver Society Starfish TPP Trustees Unlimited

Diversify your Charity’s Board: a practical guide is launching on Monday 7 November 5pm during Getting on Board’s Festival of Trusteeship with a discussion event with speakers including Sophia Moreau herself and a panel of expert trustees. Get your free ticket here.

Getting on Board's Festival of Trusteeship explores a range of topics, from learning about trusteeship, good governance, all things trustee recruitment and pausing to reflect on the biggest issues boards face. Many events are free, other events are £5 and a weekly pass is £25. The event is generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical.


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