Diversity and inclusion

Blogs

Doing ‘diversity’ right

on 17 August 2018

The sector is waking up to it's lack of diversity but, through being adopted, has the term itself been devalued? Katy Murray, NPC Communications Manager, explores the issue.

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Blogs

Diversity in the voluntary sector: we’re only just getting started

By Amina Memon
on 3 July 2018

Amina Memon, Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway University blogs to introduce work she has done in collaboration with NPC. She asks does the charity sector really care about diversity, and what is holding it back from acting if it does?

Resources

Walking the talk on diversity

on 3 July 2018

Time and again, research into diversity amongst trustees and senior managers in the charity sector shows little progress. Our research briefing asks: what is holding the charity sector back from putting words into action?

Resources

Diversity in governance: The what, why and how

on 17 May 2018

This paper outlines what it means to have a truly diverse board of trustees and what it brings to an organisation. It also explores how to manage and maintain a board that is diverse.

Blogs

International women’s day—two asks from the charity sector

on 8 March 2018

To mark International Women's Day 2018, Clare Wilkins—our head of development—sets out two areas where NPC believes the charity sector needs to do more to support women in realising their rights and potential.

Blogs

Why do we need diversity?

on 5 February 2018

Most charities believe boards should be diverse. But, according to our State of the Sector research, many are unsure what specific benefits diversity brings and how to achieve it. At a recent event for charity trustees we explored the benefits and challenges a diverse board can bring.

Blogs

‘Poverty porn’ or no, let’s welcome prompts to think differently

on 15 December 2017

The Comic Relief video of Ed Sheeran in Liberia has been branded 'poverty tourism' by the annual Radi-Aid awards. It also prompts charities to think hard about how they're depicting the people and causes they work for. Katy Murray explores.

Blogs

Stop quoting Latin in your board meetings

on 18 October 2017

The voluntary sector's board diversity and inclusivity issue is well known. How do we tackle this? Grace Wyld shares insights from a recent NPC event on the topic.

Blogs

So how diverse is your charity’s board?

By Julia Oliver
on 9 December 2016

In the private sector, the move towards greater board diversity has been building for years now. A compelling case has been made for how it can boost performance. Julia Oliver argues that we need to step up and follow suit.

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