Building and Running your Community Group

Networking People in a groupAgoria is designed to support the development of existing single structure groups, where your groups is standalone with no connections to others.

Agoria also supports a network structure of groups. Where you can build a structure for your groups in any way you wish, either around a locality or a particular service.
 
You can run the whole of your organisation in this way with each group maintaining their own activities etc., .
 
Groups can also be linked to other groups. For example, Groups can be organised at the regional level. 
 
Membership
Agoria describes people as members. These can be different types and be involved as volunteers, beneficiaries or helpers and these are subdivided into a variety of types.
 
Groups that have membership fees can use the ActivityForum BackOffice membership system. This system is flexible and copes easily with different payment schemes. Payments can be handled automatically or manually. Members that make regular donations can be reminded by the system with the due dates and renewal dates being recorded. The GiftAid management facilities increase income by preparing the GiftAid claim form.
 
Where no fees are collected, the functionality of the membership system is still available for mail services, event management and statistics.
 
In addition payments made to volunteers, for example, can be recorded against the volunteer record and reported.
 
Event Management
Events are important as income generators for most associations, clubs and groups. Events can be organised for members and for non-members.
 
There is an online facility to reserve a place on an event and for the organiser to track event payments. The attendees’ list includes all the details for the event-owner of bookings and any special needs.
 
Once events are open for booking, the participants can be reminded of the time on the preceding day and any last minute changes to the arrangements can be communicated.
 
For example, a National Event organised at the centre, can be communicated to all the members at each group. For events organised at group level, they can be e-mailed from the group and adjacent or related groups can be included in these e-mails.
 


 

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