Resources for the Board


A diverse top team will have a larger pool of experience and points of view to draw from, meaning they can help you find new solutions to problems and generate new ideas. There are several resources available for board members seeking information on good governance, training, best practice and inclusion.

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Inclusive recruitment

Making a business case for open trustee recruitment:

  • Research shows that more diverse boards (in the broadest sense) – in any sector – are able to make better, more rounded decisions and think more creatively.
  • Open recruitment enables you to reach a far wider pool of potential trustees and to target the specific skills, knowledge, experience and other qualities that your charity needs at a given point in time.
  • There are a plethora of free and low-cost trustee recruitment tools available, so the main resource required is time. A more effective board is a great return on this investment.
  • Investing in the future leadership of your charity can save you time and money in the long-run and enable your charity to do even more to support the people you’re set up to help.

(source - Getting on Board)

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Recruitment in action