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Reflecting, Preparing, Advertising and More – Free Tools for Trustee Recruitment

National charity Reach Volunteering recently launched a website to support trustees with free guidance and tools to actively manage the board recruitment cycle and to increase diversity.

Previous evidence from The Charity Commission showed that over 70% of boards still recruit their trustees informally, using their own networks. The evidence also suggests this can result in trustee boards lacking skills in key areas and diversity.

The Trustee Recruitment Cycle is a mix of guidance, templates, reassurance and inspiration from other charities. The resources are intended to make it easier for trustees to recruit new board members, to make the process more open and inclusive, and aim for a more successful outcome.

In collaboration with Association of Chairs, Small Charities Coalition and Getting on Board, Reach Volunteering say the resources are a result of the work carried out through speaking to a range of charities to find out what helps them to recruit good trustees, and what hinders them. From this work they refined these experiences into six recognised stages, and visitors of these resources have the freedom to pick and choose what is most useful to their charity, given the status of the recruitment process or circumstance they find themselves in.

To access these FREE resources, visit the dedicated website.