#MarketingOnBoard: is charity trusteeship for you?

#MarketingOnBoard: is charity trusteeship for you?

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Join this free event for marketing professionals to learn about joining a charity board as a volunteer trustee

About this event

#MarketingOnBoard: is charity trusteeship for you?

These workshops are for marketing professionals. They will cover the role of charity trustees, common misconceptions and how to find and apply for a position on a charity board.

Did you know?

  • There are 100,000 vacancies for charity trustees in the UK
  • Trusteeship is open to all ages, backgrounds and skill sets
  • Trustees can be any level of seniority in their day job
  • The level of time commitment can be modest (30 hours a year)
  • Most people don’t know what a trustee is or that trusteeship is open to them
  • 96% of trustees said they had learned new skills and 84% said being a trustee made them happier.

The hour long workshop will include:

  • What is a trustee and who can become one?
  • Common questions around practicalities, e.g. time commitment.
  • Panel - a panel of marketers who have become trustees, talking about their trustee experiences, and what marketing professionals can offer to charity boards
  • How to become a trustee
  • Details of funded bursary places on Getting on Board's Charity Board Leadership Programme.

After this hour, the session will continue for an optional 30 minutes for further discussion and questions.

It is free to join these sessions as they are kindly funded by the Marketing Trust.

Should you wish to, there is the option when booking to choose 'free ticket with donation' which will enable you to make a donation amount of your choice to Getting on Board which would be very gratefully received and allow us to continue working towards our mission to change the face of trusteeship.

All UK-based marketing professionals are welcome.

The dates are (this is the same session, repeated, with a different panel each time):

  • Tuesday 20th September, 1-2pm
  • Tuesday 27th September, 5-6pm

They are taking place on Zoom and you'll receive the joining information once you have booked a ticket.

Our panels for the July sessions were:

  • Fiona McAuslan, Communications Director at Getting on Board, Trustee of Literacy Pirates
  • Javier Diez-Aguirre, Chief Marketing Officer of The Convivia Group, Trustee of Citizens Online and Ditch the Label
  • Sian Conway-Wood, Managing partner (brand, marketing & communications) at 181st Street, Trustee of Mentor Link


  • Fiona McAuslan, Communications Director at Getting on Board, Trustee of Literacy Pirates
  • Rebecca Clough, Assistant Director Marketing and Communications at Diabetes UK, Trustee of Dementia Adventure
  • Ginette Gower, Founder of The Marketing Voice, Trustee of The Dash Charity
  • Gwen Edwards, Marketing Director of Digis Squared, Chair Of The Board Of Trustees at Keynsham Foodbank

Getting on Board also runs other online training which may be of interest to you, including sessions on diversity, recruitment and induction. We recommend taking a look around our Eventbrite page to see if our other webinars are of interest. You can also head to our website for more information about everything we offer.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss bespoke training, please get in touch with us by emailing info@gettingonboard.org.

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