A board can make or break a charity, but too many are run by cliques, drawn from a small set of networks perpetuated by a lack of open recruitment. That’s why I joined Trustees Unlimited as its first Managing Director last year; because I care about good governance and was excited about being able to strengthen charities by recruiting great candidates to their boards.
Breaking out of ‘group think’ and asking challenging questions requires different voices around the table. And not just a token different voice – a multiplicity, from a range of backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and places. It should be reflective of the beneficiaries the charity currently serves and those it would like to serve.
Posted by Sophie Livingstone on https://www.thinknpc.org