Our first virtual AGM
Posted on 14th Dec 2020 by John Rosie
The National Jazz Archive held its first virtual Annual General Meeting on 7 December 2020.
Since the restrictions brought about in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of videotelephony has enabled charity organisations to maintain contact both internally, as well as with partners and supporters. The National Jazz Archive has been no exception. We have embraced the technology and used it to as the vehicle for our 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Presenters included a range of trustees, volunteers and the founder of Rabbit Records. Subjects covered included: a summary of the year; work in the archive; marketing and fundraising; volunteering; digital media; financial performance; and the partnership with Birmingham City University.
Early registration facilitated the raising of advance questions, which were addressed during the presentations. Other questions were also raised by members of the audience at the end of proceedings.
Feedback after the event and a high attendance has suggested this was a popular event and something the Archive will consider for future similar events. We are grateful to everyone who attended and especially to those who contributed through questions and by completing the survey.
You can see edited video highlights of the AGM online.