“Getting On Board” – a FREE online workshop for Exeter’s community groups on how to recruit to and diversify their trustee boards (Wednesday 20 October, 6pm-7.45pm)

Exeter Connect, a charity funded by Exeter City Council which provides free, independent, professional and practical support to existing and new community organisations in Exeter, is hosting a FREE online workshop on the evening of Wednesday 20 October 2021 (6pm-7.45pm) about recruiting to and diversifying your charity board.

This event is predominately open to Exeter community groups, but other groups across Devon can express interest by contacting info@exeterconnect.org.uk, and will be able to register if there are still spaces available. Many thanks to Hannah Potter, Lead Administrator at Exeter Community Initiatives, for asking us to share details of this event (Exeter Connect is an Exeter Community Initiatives project). Please forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in attending.


This is a FREE practical workshop for Exeter’s community groups and organisations on how charities can recruit to & diversify their trustee boards.

About this event

Exeter Connect are delighted to host national trustee recruitment and diversity charity, Getting on Board, for a practical workshop about how charities can diversify their trustee boards.

  • Only one third of trustees are women.
  • 8% are people of colour.
  • Only one third are under 50.
  • 59% of charities report that their board does not reflect the communities they serve.
  • 74% of charities struggle to find the trustees they need.

Why is this? What could improved board diversity do for charities? What are the tried and tested practical actions you can take to recruit and retain diverse trustees?

Join Exeter Connect for this free online workshop. The session is particularly aimed at trustees, staff or volunteers of small to medium sized charities in Exeter.

The workshop will take place this Wednesday, 20 October 2021, between 6pm and 7.45pm.

To register for this event, please go to the Eventbrite website.