That’s the reality, and I suspect that the charity sector isn’t the only one facing this challenge. The government’s latest research indicates that digital skills are at a premium, with 82% of advertised openings requiring some level of digital skills, and employers indicating that one third of vacancies are difficult to fill due to a lack of appropriate digital skills amongst applicants. Boards need to look at this issue from two angles, asking themselves difficult questions about whether they have the right mix of skills on their staff team - and around the boardroom table.
As someone who spends much of their day job working with senior leaders, I think this is tough challenge, but it is manageable. Here’s how boards can tackle it.