Today I have been in Cardiff learning about Community Share Offers, and how they can be used to support community benefit groups to raise capital investment. I’ve written up a blog with a summary:
A couple of good points that came out of the approach that Sean from Positive News described, was the way they use online voting and decision-making to conduct all governance business, ahead of their meetings, such as the AGM.
And the AGM isn’t conducted in the classic way, but is instead billed as an AIM - Annual Inspiration Meeting. This is where they use facilitated discussion in a cafe style to discuss the aims and values of the cooperative and to explore ways that they can meet their future challenge.
It was wonderful to hear about the collaborative and supportive approach to engagement and policy development.