We really appreciate you taking the time to complete our survey!

* 1. Do you find it easy to recruit Trustees?

* 2. Which methods do you use in recruitment? please tick all that apply.

* 3. Please rate the following as barriers to trustee recruitment (6 is highest)

* 4. What are the barriers you have found in engaging potential candidates as Board members (choose any which apply)

* 5. When recruiting for new trustees do you have specific role descriptions?

* 6. What percentage of your current board were connected or known to your Chair or each other before becoming a Trustee?

* 7. Do you offer an induction for new Trustees?

* 8. Once a new Board member is in position do you review the process for recruiting Trustees, to check what worked and what should be changed?

* 9. Are you proactive in ensuring Board diversity?

* 10. If you have tried to increase diversity on your Board, has there been any resistance from current Trustees?

* 11. Do you feel your Board is broadly representative of the community, users and members your organisation serves?

* 12. Does your Board complete a skills audit? If yes, do you use this when recruiting new Trustees?

* 13. Do any of your Board members bring skills in the following? Please tick all that apply.

* 14. How equipped do you feel your Board is to meet the compliance, strategic and development needs of your charity over the next 3 years on a scale of one to five? (five is highest)

* 15. Are funders increasingly asking questions about the makeup of your Board?

* 16. Would you be interested in attending a Roundtable in London in January 2017 to discuss these issues further?

* 17. What is your role at the charity?

* 18. What sector is your charity in?

* 19. What is the turnover of your charity?

* 20. How many employees does your charity have?

* 21. How many trustees are there on your Board?

* 22. Do you have any further thoughts you'd like to share or would you be prepared to be a case study? For example we'd like to hear from organisations who can give examples of best practice and how it has paid off. If so, please leave your email address in the box below along with your comment.

* 23. Thank you very much. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete this for us. Your responses will help us to come up with key recommendations around trustee recruitment, which could make a real difference for charities.

We plan to publish initial results from the surveys in November and share final conclusions of our work in January 2017.