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Charity leaders urged to commit to diversity principles

In a recently published report, ACEVO and the Institute of Fundraising urge charities to prioritise increasing diversity in their workforces in order to prevent groupthink, generate more income, operate more creatively and attract the best talent.

The report finds that the charity sector as a whole is failing to reflect the racial diversity of the individuals, communities and geographic it serves. Fewer than one in 10 voluntary sector employees (9%) are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME), a lower proportion than both the public and private sectors (both at 11%) and a lower proportion than the UK as a whole (14%).

In order to create stronger, more resilient charities the two membership bodies are asking charity leaders, and leaders from wider civil society organisation that want to improve diversity and inclusion, to sign up to eight leadership principles.

Read more and download the report here