AGM guide (society) – basic

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Published
26th November 2018
Last updated
30th March 2021
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AGM guide – basic

This a basic governance guide to preparing and staging a successful AGM. 

A formal meeting held every year, the annual general meeting (AGM) is one of the primary ways members can participate in the democracy of a co‐operative. Co-operatives are democratically owned and controlled by their members and general meetings are a method in which members can participate in their co-op’s governance and hold the board to account.

It is good practice to hold an AGM – even where the law permits a co-operative to forgo it – and this guide will help ensure the meeting is a success.

This is a basic guide for societies. We also recommend our more detailed Annual general meetings: A guide to preparing and running co-op AGMs.

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