“ Knowledge and life experience brought from the community adds a different dynamic and perspective. There is a richness and breadth that comes from harnessing the energy of those that come from different walks of life” – Ranjula Takodra MBE (Member of the Buckinghamshire Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network)
Behind each group or charity is a board of trustees. This provides a framework to ensure that the organisation meets the needs of its beneficiaries.
All voluntary groups have a responsibility to ensure that they reflect the communities they serve. In reality, only 41% of charity boards are representative of the communities they help, and only 9.6% of trustees in 100 major UK charities are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
A diverse range of individuals can make a board or committee stronger and more effective. To help you build a diverse charity board or management committee, read the 6 key resources below plus further reading, or book a free one to one Advice Plus session.