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Board Diversity & Inclusivity

Bringing together diverse talents to achieve your aims

Tip 1: Do something new

ActionAid showed that embracing diversity is about about changing board culture and existing structures and trying something new. Living your values (like ActionAid’s feminist principles) helps create sustainable change.

Tip 2: Highlight the impact

Remember that diversity isn’t just a vague ambition – it has tangible, transformative benefits. Boosting board diversity actively helped MindOut provide more accessible services, extend its work with migrants and refugees and develop a sustainable funding base.

Tip 3: Ensure everybody has a voice

Find practical ways to make sure all board members are included in decision-making. For example, Disability Direct provided diversity and inclusion training to all trustees and mentored younger trustees and those with learning difficulties to build their confidence.


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