Directory of Social Change (DSC) published guidance as your charity’s board of trustees could be missing out on a considerable pool of talent, skills and experience by failing to reach more racially diverse networks.
Individuals from Black and Asian backgrounds are significantly under-represented on charity trustee boards with 92% of trustees being white, older and above average for income and education. There is an urgent need for charities to recruit Black and Asian trustees who have the skills and experience, including ‘lived experience’ to support the issues which charities seek to address. From Here to Diversity shows that increased diversity can offer so many advantages to forward-looking organisations, including:
- Improved performance and better governance
- Greater creativity and a wider perspective
- Increased legitimacy and accountability