Community groups do lots of useful things in society, such as organising events, campaigning and fundraising. This is all organised by volunteers working together to make things happen.
Lots of this work gets done in meetings. The Community Meetings Project is studying such meetings with an aim to understand how decision making works in practice. The idea is that this could lead to useful information for groups to make meetings more productive, democratic and enjoyable.
This research is being done by Rose Rickford, University of York. I am looking for volunteer-run community groups to take part in the study. This will involve video-recording one or more of your group meetings. If you are a volunteer-run community group that might be interested, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you.