Setting up a group

COVID-19: staying connected

We know how important music groups are to the people in them. It goes beyond the music, and is as much about social connections, wellbeing and shared creativity - all of which have been hit hard by coronavirus (COVID-19). However, a positive factor that has come out of this is the fantastically creative ways people are finding to stay in touch and keep making music. 

Making the most of your online presence (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Saturday 13 June, 10am to 12pm


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Growing your membership - with a focus on under 35s (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Wednesday 3 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

 


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Getting your prices right: what to think about and why

Putting a price on a loaf of bread, a new pair of shoes, or train ticket is something that everyone is used to doing. We expect prices to be associated with these things; we can compare one loaf of bread to another, understand the value of a pair of trainers compared to a pair of flip-flops, or take a train at a different time. Pricing of less material things, like the experience of being in or going to see a music group, can be trickier to navigate.

Starting a music group: Overview

At Making Music we work with over 3,700 music groups around the country so we have a pretty good overview of what’s out there, how running a music group works, and some of the common challenges that groups face today. Even with so many groups already out there we hear from people interested in starting up new groups all the time.

Trustee handbook

This handbook will help you manage your charity and answers the most common questions about your responsibility as a committee member (trustee) of a charity.

Making Music Platform

An all-in-one online admin tool and website to help you run your group. Manage your members, plan your activities, take card payments, promote events and much more - everything you need in one place. 

    The role of the chair

    The role of your group’s committee or management team (or whatever term you use to describe the group of people who volunteer their time to run your group) is to organise and facilitate the activities of the group, whilst supporting and protecting the reputation of the group and ensuring that legal responsibilities are met.  The role of the chair within this, is to oversee the work of the committee and the everyday activities of the group to ensure that these aims are achieved.

    Use our Charity Registration Service

    https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/about-us/contact-usOur Charity Registration Service is designed to make the process of registering as a charity as simple as possible. Find out how we can help you.

    Not-for-profit organisations: Which bank account should we use?

    When it comes to choosing the best bank account for your not-for-profit organisation the prospect may seem a little daunting. Questions – 'which bank should we use?' 'what does each account offer?' 'what is the best Account for our group?' – can all make the process seem overwhelming. But don’t fret! This guidance outlines some of the different bank accounts that are available and aims to help you decide on the most suitable options for your group.