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 for community groups

    An introduction to health and safety for community groups run by volunteers.

  • How to improve your chairing skills

    The Resource Centre held two workshops on chairing meetings in March 2016. These were attended by twelve people from nine different Brighton & Hove City Council Tenant and Resident Associations.

  • Involving people in your group

    How do you get lots of people along to your meetings and events? How do you make sure that more than a handful of you are doing the bulk of the work?

  • 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.

  • Running a crèche

    Information for community groups about providing childcare at a one-off community event.

  • Taking Minutes

    Quick and easy guide to taking minutes

  • The Agenda

    Quick and easy guide to preparing an agenda

  • The Secretary's role

    A quick overview of the main roles of officers, and a more detailed explanation of the role of the Secretary.

  • Video and telephone meeting tools

    How to have a meeting when you can’t all be together

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 provides office space for local voluntary sector groups. To join the waiting list for office space, email
They also provide the following services for all local groups:

Other services you might find useful

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