Managing community funds

Openness

Key features of an open culture:

  • Have open meetings
  • Advertise all meetings and activities as widely as possible
  • Time meetings so that people can attend – vary times if possible
  • Structure meetings to allow open discussion – good chairing is essential
  • Record/minute all events and activities and make these available as soon as possible afterwards
  • Make all appropriate documents and information easy to access
  • Actively engage with every member of your community
  • Provide alternative, anonymous or private ways to give feedback and opinion
  • Have clear and open elections/appointment procedures
  • Advertise and promote what you do at every opportunity, inviting feedback
  • Provide and publicise clear opportunities for the community to review and influence all aspects of what you are doing
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