For many not for profit organisations (NFPs) the later half of the calendar year brings a flurry of activity in preparing for the annual general meeting (AGM). The purpose of an AGM is to give members a report on the NFP’s activities and finances for the previous year, to allow time for members to ask questions, and often to elect members of the governing body for the coming year or next term.

These Guidelines set out the legal requirements that a NFP company limited by guarantee must comply with in holding its AGM.