Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
As a membership organisation we have a legal responsibility to hold an AGM and this includes our branches. 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 and electing the new committee.
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.
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. Read an example from the Lincolnshire Group. Also, please see our Group Agreement here.
*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
Branch AGM examples