Registration is now open! Register until 21 April 2020 for our virtual AGM:
14 May 2020
12:00 – 13:00 (CET): Optional (but super fun!) networking session
13:00 – 15:00 (CET): AGM virtual conference
Online platform: Zoom. For more information, please check our house rules and guidance document
As a result of the restrictions on travel due to the Coronavirus as well as the need to ensure the health and safety of staff and participants, we will host our 2020 Annual General Meeting online in a virtual conference. Each year we look forward to seeing our members face-to-face and though now we will miss out on the opportunity, we will aim to provide another chance in 2020 for us all to gather and discuss our latest accountability breakthroughs in person.
Unlike our usual AGM which takes place over two days, this virtual meeting will be short and snappy and take place over 2 hours, with an additional hour given for networking before we kick-off the AGM.
But we won’t make this virtual conference purely about the business side of things. We will use these few hours to share and discuss accountability in crisis and the opportunities that can arise: what are the lessons we have learnt over the last months; how can CSOs continue to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders, and deliver impactful programs during times of crisis, change and uncertainty? This is our chance to come together, brainstorm and share.
We will also launch two Peer Advice Groups: one on impact measurement and one on safeguarding. The introduction to these two PAGs will be run in parallel and we hope to catch your interest and have you join this co-learning experience!
But we cannot fully leave the business-side of things aside. We will dedicate a short but effective session on our articles of association 2019 finances and budget. Prep papers will be sent in advance to ensure all participants are up-to-date with this important information.
The agenda is published – get prepared and find out what steps you need to take to have a great virtual AGM experience! Find out more information below and register by the 21 April to claim your spot!
The agenda’s ready. Discover what we have in store below!
Virtual lunch and networking (optional)
Come in, pick a seat at the round table, and play two truths and a lie with the people sitting at the table. Then it’s time for 1 to 1 virtual conversations while enjoying your lunch, dinner, breakfast or favourite beverage.
Find out how to join and what to expect in this document
Welcome from Chair of the Board
An introduction to our new Chair, Colm Ó Cuanacháin who will open our virtual AGM
Accountability in crisis-opportunity mode
Lessons learnt during the last few weeks. How are CSOs coping and continuing to be responsive to stakeholders, and delivering impactful programs during the crisis? How are CSOs managing risk? And how can we make the most out of a very new and difficult situation?
Voting time (only for members)
- Q+A on Accountable Now related activities and finances
- Signing off on 2019 Accounts.
- Articles of Association update.
(Members to be sent materials to be read beforehand)
Launch of new Peer Advice Groups (PAGs)
PAGs are tools for members to connect and work together on common challenges. We will split into two parallel virtual rooms where each subgroup will participate in the launch of PAGs that were chosen on the basis of your interests and needs:
Impact Measurement: how can CSOs know whether its programs are successful? Many CSOs are struggling to answer this simple question. This PAG will focus on how to reduce the complexity of impact measurement, while still making it valid and useful.
Safeguarding: Most CSOs have strong Safeguarding policies and procedures in place, but is that enough? How can organisations integrate these into all projects and organisational practices? How can organisations live these policies?
Please select in this doodle which PAG you would like to join.
Independent Review Panel Chair handover
With John Clark leaving his role as Chair of our IRP, we are looking forward to welcoming Chilufya Chileshe as the new Chair.
How did participants find today’s session? Evaluation form will be handed electronically.
For this virtual conference we will be using Zoom to ensure we have an interactive and interesting AGM. Read our House Rules and Virtual Conference Guidance document for information on how to set up Zoom and how you can prepare.
Let us know that you would like to join! Follow the link below to the registration form and we will add you to our participants list so that you can receive all the latest information related to the event.
Deadline to register: 21 April 2020
To create a dynamic and informative networking session, we will contact all registered participants and ask them to share a photo and short biography that we will upload to this AGM webpage.