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Outstanding sector support for Getting on Board's forthcoming guide

Getting on Board is delighted to announce that 15 sponsors have come together to support the forthcoming title:

How to diversify your charity’s board: a practical guide

Leading UK recruitment agencies BAME Recruitment, Cadence Partners, Charisma, Charity People, Nfp, Nurole, Peridot, Perret Laver, Society, Starfish, TPP and Trustees Unlimited are among the supporters.

That so many different recruiters along with City Bridge Trust, Shaparency and The Diversity Project Charity have joined together in their support of How to Diversify your Charity’s Board: a practical guide is testament to their joint commitment to improve trustee diversity in the third sector.

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.*

Penny Wilson, CEO of Getting on Board said, "We are excited to convene this collaboration of fifteen organisations to produce this new, free, practical guide for charities on how to diversify their trustee boards. We have come together to use our collective expertise and reach to shift the dial on trustee diversity.

We will be joined by an advisory group of twenty experts in charity governance and trustee diversity, and informed by a series of focus groups and surveys. We believe that attracting and retaining trustees from a broader range of backgrounds is a key part of improving the strength, resilience and relevance of UK charities."

Sophia Moreau, the author of How to diversify your charity’s board: a practical guide is a diversity, equity and inclusion specialist and a multi-award winning campaigner who is currently shortlisted for the Burberry British Diversity Awards.

The guide will be published in September 2022 and will be available to download for free. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified of the download date.

* Stats from Charity Commission for England and Wales, Inclusive Boards and Getting on Board.



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