Getting on Board

How to Become a Charity Trustee: a Practical Guide

09 Jun 2021
by Getting on Board

Getting on Board have taken insights from focus groups, a survey of novice trustees, case studies from a broad range of people, and the thousands of potential trustees Getting on Board works with every year to create a guide based on real-life experiences and perspectives.

The guide talks about what the application process looks like; and includes a collection of hints and tips to help you decide what you may have to offer; and describe how to find a trustee role that suits you.

As well as helping aspiring charity trustees to find great roles, Getting on Board want to:

  • Spread the word to those who don’t already know what a charity trustee is or that this is an opportunity that’s open to them.
  • Encourage groups that are under-represented on charity trustee boards to explore becoming a trustee, increasing diversity and representation on charity boards.
  • Support people to use their skills, knowledge or experience to maximise the positive contribution they make to a charity as a trustee.

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