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By Getting-On-Board, Sep 27 2018 02:54PM

We have two information events coming up for potential trustees. The talks will cover the role of charity trustees, common misconceptions and how to find and apply for a position on a charity board.


Did you know?


* There are 100,000 vacancies for charity trustees in the UK

* Trusteeship is open to all ages, backgrounds and skill sets

* Trustees can be any level of seniority in their day job

* The level of time commitment is modest (30 hours a year)

* Most people don’t know what a trustee is or that trusteeship is open to them

* 96% of trustees said they had learned new skills and 84% said being a trustee made them happier.


If you would like to find out more about becoming a charity trustee, book your ticket now (and tell your friends!).


You can book from our events page.


By Getting-On-Board, Jun 21 2018 10:36AM

We were delighted to run a board-matching event for Accenture on Monday 18th June 2018.


Accenture's 2020 volunteering strategy focuses on skilled volunteering: how their employees can use their professional skills to have real impact on the causes about which they are passionate. Of course, trusteeship is also a fabulous personal and professional development opportunity for trustees themselves. In our research, 96% of trustees (people at all levels in their professonal life) said that they had learnt new skills from serving on a charity board.


At the event we explored some of the myths about joining a charity board, questioned Accenture employees who are already trustees and charities looking for trustees, and then we got networking! Potential trustees met with charities looking for trustees.


Speed networking is an excellent way of meeting as many people as possible in a short space of time and having an excuse to move on if there isn't an obvious match. As usual, when we called the end of the formal speed networking, people carried on!


Thank you to all of the potential trustees and charities who came along.


If you might like a board-match event at your place of work, please get in touch with Penny Wilson, penny@gettingonboard.org.

By Getting-On-Board, Jun 1 2018 04:20PM

Getting on Board has been working with 30 charities over the last few weeks to help them recruit new trustees as part of Trustee Recruitment Pathways which is supported by Comic Relief, Anjoli Stewart and the Pears Foundation.


We are now delighted to go live for Volunteers Week 2018 with trustee vacancies across England and Wales, in a variety of charitiable organisations undertaking the most incredible work. The charities need different skills and experiences including:


* Business strategy, change management or entrepreneurship

* PR and marketing

* Digital

* Legal

* Finance

* Fundraising, of all sorts, and including contracts and tenders

* HR

* Premises

* Health and social care

* Personal experience of the charity's cause

* And a range of specific needs listed in the vacancy list


All of the charities actively want to increase the diversity of their boards because they believe that diversity of thought enriches their governance, so if you have one of the skills listed and are from any of the groups under-represented on charity boards nationally (female, under 50s, disabled, from a BAME community or any other minority) we particularly want to hear from you.


Trustees lead charities and trusteeship is an incredible personal and professional development opportunity, as well as a chance to support a charity to thrive.


You can download a list of the vacancies here.

By Getting-On-Board, May 22 2018 01:38PM

We are looking for new voluntary board members for our own board. Could you help?


We are particularly looking for people with the following skills, knowledge and experience (we don’t expect to find all of these skills in one person):


1.Campaigning, marketing/PR, public policy;


2.Someone working in a responsible business role;


3.Experience of assessing/measuring the difference not-for-profit organisations make;


OR


4.Someone with an enhanced understanding of, and network within, the not-for-profit sector in the UK.


We'd love to hear from you if you think you could help. Please read more about our search at www.gettingonboard.org/jobs. The deadline for applications is 29th June 2018.


By Getting-On-Board, Mar 28 2018 11:22AM

We are delighted to have selected 29 charities to participate in Trustee Recruitment Pathways, from nearly 100 applications.


Trustee Recruitment Pathways will support charities to recruit the trustees they need for their charity to thrive. We will be testing new and low-cost methods and will produce free guidance on trustee recruitment, based on the findings of the programme.


The partipating charities are: Age UK Knaresborough & District; BeyondMe; Bridgend County Borough Citizens Advice Bureau; Cambridgeshire Deaf Association; Canaan Project; Carmarthen Youth Project; Community Action Norfolk; Community in Partnership Knowle West; Derbyshire LGBT+; First Give; HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity; Home-Start Dover District; IMARA; New Note Projects; Newport Credit Union Ltd; Peer Power Youth; Salford Lads' and Girls' Club; Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation; The Climate Coalition; The FDF Centre for Independent Living; The Life Centre Bierley Community Association Ltd; The Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington and County Durham) CIO; The Wiener Library; TLC: Talk, Listen, Change; Trust Links Ltd; Well Women Centre; Women's Work Derbyshire Ltd; Young Citizens; YoungMinds.


By Getting-On-Board, Jan 8 2018 01:02PM

Charities can now apply to participate in a project which looks set to revolutionise trustee recruitment.


If your charity struggles to recruit trustees (and you are certainly not alone: 74% of charities find it difficult to recruit the trustees they need), this free programme could be for you.


Trustee recruitment charity Getting on Board is launching Trustee Recruitment Pathways. The programme will focus on using innovative, free and low-cost advertising and recruitment methods to widen the pool of people currently serving as trustees.


To apply, charities must be registered in England and Wales, have an annual income of under £2million and be struggling to recruit the trustees they need to thrive.


There is no cost to participating charities, other than their time, as the costs will be covered by Comic Relief, The Pears Foundation and the Anjoli Stewart Fund.


Penny Wilson, Co-CEO at Getting on Board said: “Charities have been telling us for some time that they find it hard to recruit trustees. However, countless studies show that most new trustees are recruited through word-of-mouth rather than imaginative, targeted recruitment or open advertising. As a sector, we need to reach out to more potential trustees to diversify our boards in terms of skills, knowledge and life experience. We also need to take a cold, hard look at whether our boards are truly representative of the communities we are serving.”


The deadline for applications is Friday 16th February 2018.


For more information and to apply, visit www.gettingonboard.org/trustee-recruitment-pathways.

By Getting-On-Board, Nov 8 2017 01:29PM

Help us to reach 500 potential charity trustees on Giving Tuesday, Tuesday 28th November 2017!


Would you like to encourage your employees to undertake board-level volunteering to develop their skills and networks?


Giving time by joining a charity board is a superb way to make a valuable contribution to society whilst developing professional and leadership skills.


Did you know:


There are 100,000 vacancies for charity trustees in the UK

Trusteeship is open to all ages, backgrounds and skill sets

Trustees can be any level of seniority in their day job

The level of time commitment is modest (30 hours a year)

Most people don’t know what a trustee is or that trusteeship is open to them

96% of trustees said they had learn new skills and 84% said being a trustee made them happier.


Can you help us reach 500 potential trustees on #givingtuesday this year by booking a free 30-minute trustee information session for your employees? The sessions are suitable for people who want to find out more about being a trustee, as well as those who have never considered it before.


To book your session, visit https://greattrusteeathon.eventbrite.co.uk


http://www.givingtuesday.org.uk/great-trustee-thon/


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