Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
As a membership organisation we have a legal responsibility to hold an AGM. Whilst holding an AGM isn't a legal requirement for our branches, due to the nature of their responsibilities we have written into our Association governing documents that an AGM should be held by them once a year. AGMs are key events in our calendars and happen between February and April*. There are formal responsibilities to be completed such as presenting the accounts.
Alongside this, the event offers a great opportunity to share and celebrate all you have achieved over the past year with your members and supporters and in particular to:
- say thank you to members and supporters
- raise awareness about MND and our work to wider audiences
- celebrate all of our achievements during the previous year, including fundraising and how the money raised has been spent.
The key to a successful AGM is in the planning. The earlier you start your planning the better, especially if you want to ensure the availability of a particular key speaker. You can access the Branch Agreement here.
Groups are not required to hold AGMs, however you may want to use the date the group started as an annual time to hold a similar celebration with your members. Please see our Group Agreement.
*If you are an affiliate branch these timescales are not applicable.
The following guidance and resources will help you with planning and running your branch AGM.
Branch AGM template - an editable presentation that gives an overview of national impact, plus slides for you to add information about your activities etc