Russell-Cooke’s charity and social business team has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Getting On Board, a trustee recruitment and diversity charity seeking to widen access to trusteeships, focusing primarily on supporting underrepresented people to become charity trustees.
Getting on Board supports people to become charity trustees, particularly those who are currently under-represented on trustee boards such as young people, women, people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, working class people, and people with lived experience of disenfranchisement.
The firm will be specifically sponsoring all Getting On Board’s webinars which relate to governance for charities as part of its support for the charity’s new Trustee Learning Guide. This is a free online resource.
The strength of the charity sector relies on trustees who generously volunteer their time and expertise. Russell-Cooke fully supports Getting on Board’s mission to widen access to trusteeships and bring new perspectives to charity boards, so we are delighted to be supporting the Trustee Learning Programme. We know first-hand the difference that easy access to good quality, reliable advice and guidance can make and we’re pleased that with our support this can be provided free of charge for all to access.”
The UK's one million charity trustees are busy people with day jobs, caring responsibilities, studies and other volunteer roles. In Getting on Board's recent research, the support trustees said they most wanted was bite-size training on trustee issues. Trustees want training which helps them to be great trustees which is high quality, free, easily digestible and accessible from their own homes. This is what the Trustee Learning Programme is.
Russell-Cooke is recognised as one of the leading law firms advising charities in the UK. The firm’s specialist team works with hundreds of charities, ranging from household names such as the British Heart Foundation and UNICEF UK, to start-ups and local voluntary organisations.
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