Strong boards have trustees with a mix of professional skills, personal experience and different perspectives. The ideal combination depends on your charity's purpose and strategy. You can read more about this in 'What makes a good board?'.
A skills audit can help you:
- Understand your board’s current mix of skills and experience.
- Identify the gaps in your board and highlight the skills you need to prioritise for your next trustee recruitment.
The audit can also be useful for succession planning and preparing for the future: it can show how you may be affected if a trustee leaves, or your charity faces new challenges.