Getting on Board has launched the downloadable guide to help charities improve the diversity and skills of their trustee boards.
A free guide has been made available online to help charities effectively recruit trustees.
Community leadership charity Getting on Board has made the guide available to download via its website to provide a practical toolkit to running effective and open trustee recruitment drives.
According to Getting on Board, 90% of charities say they recruit trustees by word of mouth.
A more open recruitment system would help ensure charities choose from the best candidates and improve diversity, says Getting on Board. It cites latest research that shows men outnumber women 2:1 on trustee boards, the average trustee is 57-years-old and only 41% of trustee boards represent the communities their charities work in.