Writing a Constitution

A constitution is simply the aims and rules that your group will use. It’s a statement of what your group is going to do and how it is going to do it. It is important because:

  • Without this written understanding people can easily find themselves at cross purposes and the jobs won’t get done
  • It will serve as a reference, and help to resolve problems in times of controversy
  • Outsiders, especially potential funders, will want to see that your group is democratic and accountable. This involves having a clear procedure by which decisions are made.

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