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It’s important for boards to understand why they should actively consider and create the right cultural environment for individuals from marginalised and minoritised backgrounds to become trustees.
Often boards strive to be more inclusive and representative in their decisions, and because of this, there is the incorrect assumption that diversifying your board won’t achieve much change.
However, there are many valuable reasons why you should increase diversity on your board:
To prevent the revolving door effect of skilled individuals leaving the organisation due to a culture that isn’t centred on inclusion and equality, organisations need to work on reflecting, learning and improving on their practices..
All charities have a public sector legal duty to promote equality, as per the Equality Act 2010, if they’re delivering public services on behalf of the government.
NCVO worked with Impact Culture to create this guidance.
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