When you start a club, you’ll quickly realize that there are a lot of details to sort out! Whether it’s a social club, a sports or recreation club, chances are it has grown out of a shared passion for a common interest. But once you decide to create a more formal club structure, where do you start?
What are the First 5 Steps?
To help groups that are in the early planning stages of a new club, we developed an article - How to Start a Club - that offers suggestions on where to start. This resource includes suggestions for the first 5 steps you might want to take, including:
- Identify the Club’s Objectives:
- Why form a club?
- What are your long-term goals?
- Determine the Club’s Structure:
- What type of organization is it
- What about a Leadership Structure
- Charter, By-laws?
- Define Your Membership:
- Who are you targeting?
- Will you charge membership fees?
- How will you recruit?
- Outline the Financial Structure
- Develop Tools for Outreach and Engagement
Read the full article in our Hub
For the suggestions and tips included the first 5 steps, as well as other helpful resources for clubs (such as sources for details on tax-exempt status; tips on writing a charter, etc.) , you can read the complete article - How to Start a Club here.
For additional resources on other topics, such as Membership Renewal, Volunteer Recruitment and Management, Non-profit and Membership Communications and more or visit the Membership Knowledge Hub.
Have you started a club? What were the challenges you faced in getting started? Let us know in the comments below.
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