Important Steps

1. Envision the Aims of the Organisation

It is very important to define the basic aims of the organisation, the long-term goals or purpose of the organisation and to set some short-term objectives for how you plan to accomplish these. The initial goals may evolve over time as the group grows and gains experience…



2. Establish a Structure

The structure chosen for the organisation should be as open and democratic as possible…



3. Initiate a Programme of Activities

The programme is the heart of an organisation. Its quality helps determine whether you attract new members…



4. Form Local Branches

Most GWI national federations and associations are comprised of local groups or sections, often called branches…





5. Prepare the Constitution and By-laws

Once the major decisions about goals and basic structure have been taken, the next step is to prepare…