You can get valuable input at a strategic level by having people with lived experience sitting on boards as trustees.
People can influence and participate by using their specialist knowledge and skills. All while gaining a deeper insight into an organisation's strategic direction.
"Working with Mind has been a richly rewarding experience which has led to personal growth and skills development. My involvement has never felt tokenistic, it has it has given me a great sense of purpose and played an enormous part in my ongoing recovery."
Sarah Rae, Mind trustee
Things to consider
- How much time will potential trustees need to commit?
- What are the terms of membership?
- How will you recruit people with specific skills in addition to personal experience, if you need to?