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.