With so much to get your head around in managing your committee, we've tried to take away some of the pain of searching for information. There's loads of information on the web but here's some that we like.
WEBSITE The Brighton Resource Centre
A fantastic website with lots of useful information that's easy to read and great for groups. We've picked out some key guides below but check out their site.
Responsibility of a management committee (The Brighton Resource Centre)
The Brighton resource centre have developed this really useful guide to help you understand the responsibilities of a management committee
WEBSITE Vol Resource
Quick and easy to find useful information on anything to do with running a voluntary organisation (whether a community group, charity or other non-profit body). Some information directly links to other websites
WEBSITE VCSE Strength Checker
Helping you plan effectively for development, growth and long-term future. This can help organisations become more resilient so that they can continue to support their beneficiaries in future years. Predominantly aimed at small-to-medium sized organisations but could be useful for larger VCSEs too
The Trusted Charity Essentials (NCVO)
Trusted Charity Essentials is a free online tool from NCVO, designed especially for charities as a way to do a basic health check on how your organisation is performing, identifying strengths and areas for development.
The DIgital Maturity Matrix (NCVO)
People’s expectations of how easy it is to interact with organisations digitally are increasing all the time, and this applies to charities as much as any other organisations. We expect websites to work flawlessly, to be able to find the information we need, and to complete transactions online with no hiccups. In short, we want a seamless user experience.
That means it’s essential for charities to make sure we’re doing what we can to meet those expectations. But we know that, for charities of all sizes, it can be hard to monitor and improve your digital framework, and to work out what you need to prioritise in order to make the biggest difference with your next steps.
The Code of Good Governance (DIY Community Guide)
Sets out the key principals for good governance
How to chair a meeting (The Brighton Resource Centre)
This information sheet looks at what chairing a meeting involves, and how to do it. There are some useful tips and advice to help improve and develop your chairing skills.
The Secretary's role (The Brighton Resource Centre)
This guide gives a quick overview of the role of the Secretary
A guide to taking minutes (The Brighton Resource Centre)
Quick and easy guide to taking minutes
The Treasurer's role (The Brighton Resource Centre)
A step-by-step guide on how to be a treasurer for a community group. Includes basic principles of managing money, keeping track of cash and bank accounts, and sharing information with the rest of your group
Your group's money (The Brighton Resource Centre)
Information and tips to help your whole committee take responsibility for looking after your group's money.
Financial rules (The Brighton Resource Centre)
A set of basic rules to help your group be consistent in how you handle money and keep records.
Management Committee Skills Audit (Volunteer Now)
Useful tool to identify committee skills within your group and any gaps. Could be used for reflection of skills within group, recruitment exercise or recruitment etc.
AGM checklist (The Brighton Resource Centre)
Help with organising your Annual General Meeting