Good governance is vital to charities, and good governance requires strong trustee boards, capable of setting strategy and properly supporting the charity’s leaders. We've developed a guide to good recruitment which can help your charity recruit a board that will help it grow and thrive. We run trustee recruitment workshops, and a learning programme called Trustee Recruitment Pathways, for charities who want support to run an active trustee recruitment campaign.


We found that charities which recruit openly, using the processes we've developed in our training, were twice as likely to report that they felt ready to face the challenges of the future, and much more likely to say that their boards were representative of the communities they serve. We've developed an eight-step process which charities can follow, particularly designed for small-to-medium-sized organisations, which addresses all the key elements of improved trustee recruitment. The guidance is practical, simple, and is designed to make an immediate difference to charities who follow it.

We found that among charities who used our programme:

  • 74% successfully recruited new trustees during the programme. 

  • 35% of charities felt their board was more representative of service users now. 

  • 65% of charities felt their board was more diverse now.

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Offering a free candidate recruitment service to charities, helping individuals become leaders through board level volunteering, Charity Board Recruitment Support

-Help those who want to become charity board trustees, Support charities to improve their board recruitment