7) Openness

Managing change

Every organisation will at some point face change. These changes may be relatively small, or they may impact greatly across the organisation. They may be as a result of internal developments (e.g.

Prove & Improve: A Self-Evaluation Resource (CENI)

'Prove & Improve' is a self-evaluation resource for voluntary and community organisations. 


There should be clear guidelines for receipt of gifts or hospitality by management committee/board members

Annual General Meeting (SCNI factsheet)

  • Why does a group have an A.G.M?
  • What is the significance of such a meeting?

The A.G.M. is the key to your organisation's year - it is an opportunity to inform the Community of the work that your group has been involved in throughout the year while encouraging more community support and drawing in new committee members with fresh ideas.

Conducting a survey (SCNI)

This factsheet has been produced by Supporting Communities NI.  It is designed for use by community groups, for whom key stakeholders include local residents.

It provides information and a step by step guide to help make the process of conducting surveys easier. It deals specifically with questionnaires as they are by far the most common method used by community groups to collect data.

Example code of conduct (CASH)

Click for an example Code of Conduct from Cash (Community Accountancy Self Help).


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