You can obtain access to ATRD’s Black and Asian network organisations’ (BANOs) database spreadsheet of currently over 500 Black and Asian organisations by making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign page through the ‘DONATE’ button below.
Following your donation, please email us at [email protected] with the name of your donation to gain access to the BANO database. (Invoices for donations are available upon request)
Suggested donations are £50 for small charities, £100 or more for larger charities and £200 or more for commercial trustee recruitment agencies.
When making donations, please ensure to include your name or organisation name in order to proceed with us.
YOU CAN DO IT FOR YOURSELF
We believe that if the campaign has been able to achieve so much with volunteers only then it’s not beyond the means of most charities to do likewise! However it will require organisations prioritising this work and putting in the time, commitment, focus and required resources to achieve the desired results.
For many charities, the database, even though it’s pretty extensive, may not be the answer to all their trustee needs. You might need to learn from and use it to research and identify ”BANOs” with the specific skills or expertise which your organisation might need. For instance an alternative technology charity was able to research and identify specific Black and Asian networks focused on ecology, the environment and climate change.
Building up your own ”BANOs”
Don’t just circulate your recruitment advert to networks without putting time and effort into relationship building with the networks. Allow a lead in time of 3-6 months.
You can research, identify and build links with local Black and Asian network organisations yourself; be welcoming and inclusive.
The database already lists keywords against each organisation.
Use key search words for example – African, African Caribbean, Afro-Caribbean, Asian, BAME, Bangladeshi, Black, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethnic Minority, Faith, Islamic, indian, Pakistani, Muslim, Race.
Combine with the skills, experience or expertise you’re seeking. e.g. engineering, environment, legal, fundraising, digital, tech, media, business, sport, finance, music etc, e.g. Afro-Caribbean and music or BAME or Black or Asian and tech.