How to Write Effective Meeting Minutes Free Online Resource Published by Wild Apricot, Creator of Cloud-based Membership Software

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Free guide offers tips on writing effective meeting minutes for volunteers new to the minutes-taking role.

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We created this "how-to" article to help volunteers new to the minutes-taking role get started

Wild Apricot, a leader in cloud-based membership software for small associations and non-profits, has launched a new resource to help the volunteers and staff in their role in taking and preparing meeting minutes: How to Write Effective Meeting Minutes.

"We recognize that meeting minutes are mission critical for all non-profits and membership organizations. Which makes taking responsibility for preparing Board or Committee minutes for the first time, may be a little overwhelming for some volunteers," notes Jay Moonah, Noisy Apricot and Wild Apricot's VP of Marketing. "That's why we created this "how-to" article to help volunteers new to the minutes-taking role get started."

The article offers:

  •     a detailed outline of the five steps involved with meeting minutes: pre-planning; record taking; minutes writing or transcribing; distribution or sharing of meeting minutes; and storage of minutes for future reference
  •     suggests tips for note taking
  •     an overview of the tools available for minutes preparation and sharing
  •     links to additional posts and resources about meeting minutes

As a Wild Apricot blog post announcing the launch of this article suggests, "effective minutes and materials help keep meetings on track and ensure that the efforts of Board or committee members are well documented and the volunteers' valuable time is well-spent."

This is the latest resource to be added to Wild Apricot's Membership Knowledge Hub which includes more than 30 free guides and articles for staff, volunteers and board members to help them address the challenges facing their organizations.

About Wild Apricot:

Wild Apricot is web-based software for small associations and non-profits to help manage membership, website, events and other activities.


Jay Moonah
Noisy Apricot (VP of Marketing)
jay(at)wildapricot(dot)com ~ [(416) 410-4059 ext. 302

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