“ 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)
The importance of board diversity
Behind each group or charity is a board of trustees, and they provide a framework to ensure that the organisation meets the needs of its beneficiaries. All voluntary groups should consider board diversity, because they 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 8% of trustees in 100 major UK charities are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
A diverse range of people can make a board or committee stronger and more effective. So, to help you build a diverse charity board or management committee, read the six key resources below, or complete the Request Support Form, and one of the team will get in touch. You will find other useful tips on our developing and advertising a trustee role webpage.