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Managing your group responsibly

You might all be volunteers - but that doesn't mean you can't adopt a professional approach to how your group is run.

There will be huge benefits to you and your members if you follow procedures and set up policies that will protect everyone. 

Here's our advice on how to run your club like a pro... 

Principles of good governance

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Get a grip on your governance

There are five standards of 'good governance'. We'll tell you all about them.

Good governance will help your group to be sustainable, work effectively and meet the needs of your people. 

It will also enable you to apply for certain types of funding. 

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A Code for Sports Governance - Tier 1

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The lowdown on the code

Make sure your group meets this standard of excellence. 

There's lots of information here and useful links, to help you comply. 

This is a requirement of some types of funding. 

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Running virtual meetings

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Thinking of meeting up online?

This guide will help you master your online meetings. 

It covers all committee meetings, including the all-important annual general meeting (AGM).

You'll also find handy tips on meeting etiquette. 

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Values and culture

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Spreading positivity

To create a positive culture, it's helpful if everyone shares the same values. 

These values could reflect your purpose, vision and aims. 

We'll help you devise a set of values that works for your group. 

What you need to know

Affiliation and accreditation

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Explore the basics  

Want to know if you need to be affiliated?

Interested in accreditation? 

This section will guide you through the essentials. 

You can also find out how to take your organisation's pulse. 

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Creating diverse committees

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Champion diversity through your management

To create an inclusive and welcoming environment, you'll need to ensure that your management reflects your local community.  

This can lead to better decision making, with a focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion. It's also good for growth and community relationships. 

We've got tips to help you achieve this.

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Holding an AGM

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Tips to help you manage your AGM

It's one of the most important fixtures of the year, for many clubs and groups. 

So how can you make the most of your annual general meeting?

Here are some top tips to help you before, during and after the big event. 

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Conflicts of interest

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Managing conflicts of interest on your committee

Has someone declared a conflict of interest?

Here's how to manage the situation and keep your reputation intact. 

You can also find out how to protect your club in the future. 

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