Trusteeship – how to get the best on board

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Trusteeship – how to get the best on board

Join us on Tuesday 1 December for our next online Charity Leader Forum, over Zoom, where guest speaker, Penny Wilson, CEO of national charity Getting On Board will be discussing Trusteeship.

Getting on Board exists to help find the best possible volunteers to serve on charity boards. They support and train charities to improve their board recruitment, and Penny will discuss why she believes now is the time to open up trustee recruitment and what support is available to help you in recruiting and retaining trustees.

Did you know more than 60,000 trustees are called John or David? That only 36% of trustees are women, and just 3% of charity trustees are  women of colour? 51% of trustees are retired. Most charity boards  simply don’t reflect the world we live in. Indeed, 59% of charities say  their boards aren’t reflective of the communities they seek to serve.

For charities, it’s long been the case that many trustees are recruited with a tap on the shoulder or a drink at the golf club. But those days will soon be in the past. We’re seeing increasing evidence that an open recruitment process delivers better results for beneficiaries. We’ll discuss practical tips for opening up trustee recruitment. To give you a flavour of the session here’s Penny’s 8 top tips on how to diversify your charity’s board :

In the new year The Clare Foundation will be partnering with Getting On Board to deliver a series of five masterclasses focusing on how to recruit, retain and develop effective and diverse trustee boards.

If you would like to attend our first event, please register via Eventbrite to secure your place.

We look forward to announcing the new masterclasses over the next coming weeks.

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