Strengthening Not-for-Profit Boards

Recruiting your board trustees through a transparent and independent process encourages and leads to a diverse board. Boards benefit from honesty, self-reflection and from being refreshed.


How to find new Trustees for your board

We have two board and committee recruitment options for charities and not-for-profits.

Our Free Board Recruitment website allows you to register your organisation, advertise your board vacancies and search the database of candidates all looking for voluntary board opportunities.

Our Premium Board Search Service is a fully managed service by Boardmatch, where we do the heavy lifting so you don't have to. You will be appointed an Account Manager who will find candidates on your behalf. There is a fee for this service. 



Steps to help build a better board

Building better Not-For-Profit boards, planning for board succession and reviewing a boards performance will ensure a strong and sustainable board.

Board Composition

Board composition is critical for good governance and better performance.

It is no easy task but makes a huge difference to a Not-For-Profit when it is right.

When undertaking board recruitment keep in mind skills, backgrounds, experience, diversity and independence.


Board Training

The role of a charity trustee comes with much responsibility. The same level of investment should be put into the board as you would for paid staff.

Induction training for all new trustees should be provided as part of board recruitment to confirm their role is understood.

Board Review

The board should take the time to review it's performance. It is easy to go from meeting to meeting and not recognise if the board's time is focused in the right areas.

A board review by an independent party provides the opportunity for a board to be honest in feedback and highlight any issues.