Organising meetings

Meetings need not be boring! This section can help you to organise meetings that involve your members, generate new ideas and give everyone a chance to contribute to the running of your group.

If you are organising a public meeting or conference, you may also find the information in our Planning and organising events section useful.

Click on the Equipment tab at the top of this page to see our range of low-cost equipment for hire, to help make your meetings accessible and interesting. The Links tab has details of other organisations with useful information, such as venues for hire in Brighton and Hove.

  • AGM Checklist

    Organising your Annual General Meeting

  • Chairing a meeting

    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.

  • Health and Safety

    This is an introduction to health and safety for community groups run by volunteers, that don’t have any employees or control any premises.  It includes tips and ideas for keeping people well and safe at your events and activities, information on how and why to write a health and safety policy, and some sample policies.

  • Organising a public meeting

    Holding a public meeting can be a really good way of building a campaign or getting more people involved in your group.  Here are a few ideas to help you organise a meeting that is interesting, accessible and run smoothly.

  • Running a crèche

    Legal issues | Practicalities | Useful addresses

  • Secretary's Role

    This information sheet gives a quick overview of the main roles of officers, and a more detailed explanation of the role of the secretary.

  • Taking Minutes

    Quick and easy guide to taking minutes

  • The Agenda

    Quick and easy guide to preparing an agenda

The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.

Most useful services for local groups
Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton
BN1 3XG
01273 234000

Notes:
Community Base runs VenueSearch, a database of venues for hire in Brighton & Hove. Also has services to help groups find volunteers and advertise jobs

Other services you might find useful