Build a digital board

Building boards for a digital age is a collaborative campaign led by Reach Volunteering. These resources will help you explore bringing digital expertise to your board and recruting digital trustees.

We'll be adding new resources as the campaign progresses. Sign up on our blog page for newsletter updates.


Why do digital strategically?

The New Reality: How digital technology will deliver change in social impact

This research study by Julie Dodd is a useful introduction to the potential impact of digital technology on charities, the opportunities it presents and includes some examples of how organisations are using it to their advantage.

Digital technology: less talk, more action

Third Sector Lab's Ross McCulloch makes the case for using digital technology strategically to better respond to the needs of our communities and to measure impact.


How to bring digital expertise to the board

The strategic role of digital and how to identify digital skills gaps on the board

Written by voluntary sector digital Zoe Amar, this introduces the strategic importance of digital and how to identify the skills you need on your board of trustees.

Making digital work: 12 questions for trustees to consider

Launched by The Charity Commission, this resource covers the key digital questions boards need to address, over 12 different areas. Many of these are the bread and butter of board meetings, such as governance, supporting new trustees and managing reputation. 

Top tips for digital trustee recruitment

Tips to helps you succesfully recruite your trustee including help to identify what skills you need and how to write a role description.

How to recruit and retain a trustee

Interview questions to ask and other useful information to help you on your recruitment journey.

Eight digital actions for boards: a checklist

What should the digital board being doing? Also produced by Zoe Amar, this checklist takes you through eight key items to keep your digital board performing well. 

Digital trustee stories

Still not sure how a digital trustee could help? We are collecting digital trustee stories to inspire and inform you...