Getting on Board

Knowledge Hub sponsor

Changing the face of trusteeship

Getting on Board is a trustee recruitment and diversity charity. It’s our guiding belief that board diversity is key to effective decision making, better delivery of a charity’s services and the broader goal of creating a more equitable society. We break down the barriers preventing boards and aspiring trustees from finding each other.

Helping aspiring trustees

Getting on Board supports people to become charity trustees, particularly those who are currently under-represented on trustee boards. That means supporting more women, people of colour, young people, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, working class people, people with lived experience of disenfranchisement and so many others to become trustees.

62% of the top charities, by income, had all white boards while 92% of trustees are white, older, and above average income and education (Taken on Trust, Charity Commission 2017)

Helping charities transform

We help charities in their mission to become more representative of the communities they serve by recruiting and retaining trustees from a diversity of backgrounds and lived experiences.

This is fundamental because charities need access to the broadest possible talent pool to function at the highest level. This is only possible when diversity is enshrined in every aspect of the trustee recruitment and retention process - not seen as a box ticking exercise that equates to lowering the bar.


Join us

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Annual Conference.

Be sure to mark your calendar and join us on 5 - 7 July 2021.

If you need any help, please contact the events team or call on: +44 (0)20 7580 4741.