What we’re doing

Founded by Malcolm John (former vice-Chair of Anti-Slavery International and trustee of the Association of Chairs), and with support from Reach Volunteering, our campaign group first met in January 2019.

Our first phase – mapping of current activity planned or undertaken primarily by key charity umbrella and member organisations – has identified strong commitment and support for the aims of this campaign as well as some current good practice. 

Those surveyed include ACEVO, the Association of Chairs, Charity Finance Group, Getting On Board, NCVO, Reach Volunteering, the Small Charities Coalition, Voice 4 Change England and Green Park, an interim and executive search consultancy. 

Click here to read our latest update to stakeholders (March 2020)

Click here to donate to our GoFundMe page

The next step for our campaign is focused on two areas:

  • Champions – we are looking to invite ATRD Champions to sign up to working more closely together and playing key roles in engaging their peers and other sector leaders to support the campaign using personal contacts, existing channels, databases and websites.

    The role of project champions is:
    1. Sign up publicly in support for project aims and outcomes
    2. Consider whether to and commit, if appropriate, own organisation to set targets for recruiting Black and Asian trustees
    3. Commit to engage up to five of your peers to set organisational targets
    4. Commit to promoting ATRD at events, on social media, etc. 
    5. Commit to using your networks and databases to help reach and encourage other charitable organisations to increase racial diversity on their Trustee Boards

    To express interest or find out more, please email us
  • Black and Asian networks – A common cry from trustee board recruiters is their lack of access to Black and Minority Ethnic networks. We are researching, engaging and disseminating information on existing Black and Asian networks drawn from the charity and corporate sectors, as well other channels such as universities.

    To be included in our database, please email us

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