Board Game organiser knowledge share and round table

Last week I chaired the very first session of the board game organiser knowledge share / round table online. Hopefully the first of many.

An in person meet up is planned for Airecon 2022 at 14:30pm on 12/03/2022.  
A meet up at The UK Games Expo in Birmingham is also planned (time and date TBC).


Key take aways:

Advertising
Attendance is around 50-60% compared to pre-covid numbers
Meet Up is expensive and only worth it for some clubs, normally those in a large city. There is an option to share one paid subscription between three groups or organise a wider regional meet up.
Parish/village/community magazines are good free advertising
Outreach programs at schools / fetes/ museums can work but are volunteer heavy

Maintaining membership
Dedicated greeters
Starting with social icebreaker games where players can join in like Codenames
Setting standards via a code of conduct. Clear rules are generally a positive thing.

Diversity
Removal of members as a last resort was agreed by all.  Working to find solutions including ground rules written in conjunction with the individual where appropriate.

Grants
National Lottery: Awards for All and local building firms/ supermarkets can be good places to try.
There are different levels of requirements for grants that standard game clubs may not meet i.e.  bank accounts, charters, constitutions, and accounting.

Full minutes here: https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/?attachment_id=3435

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