How to retain committee members

The wheels on the bus go round and round...

A committee is like a bus. It has a driver, and a team of people who are all riding the bus and hopefully it has a clear direction for where it's headed. 

However, road blocks can make for a rough ride. It's hard to get new people to volunteer or get a more diverse group to get involved, retain enthusiasm when issues crop up, not to mention the normal challenges of getting a group of people to work effectively together.

Have no fear - we have a guide to keep those wheels turning! With helpful tips and suggestions gathered from people that work on successful community venue committees, this guide focuses on ways to get the most out of people.

The resource can be downloaded once you submit the form below:

This guide is for you if you have any of the following roles

  • Community venue administrators & managers
  • Sports club committees
  • Rural hall committees
  • Church & place of worship administrators
  • Community centre bookings officer
  • Arts or creative space coordinator
  • Marae bookings coordinator
  • Theatre venue managers
Online booking software for community venues

Want to make managing bookings easier at your venue?

SpacetoCo is the best bookings software to help you take bookings online, ditch repetitive admin and grow your bookings!

Venues like yours are seeing 10-30% growth in income and getting hours of time back to focus on the work you want to do - instead of back & forth emails & chasing invoices....

See for yourself how much easier life could be...

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We've got heaps more free resources, guides and training for community venues...


Take me to all the guides!
Free digital marketing and online skills course for community venues
how to move to an online venue booking system
How to turn your sports club into a thriving community hub
How to grow your community venue


Our Parters in Community

This eBook was produced from our work helping the below councils and community venue organisations to share their spaces. Thanks for Co-creating SpacetoCo with us and sharing your experiences.

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Our Why

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We believe that there are plenty of spaces and it’s not always necessary to build more. By utilising existing assets more efficiently and by making it easier to book spaces online, we all play a part in a more sustainable future.

Local Economies

We believe in the importance of driving growth to local area economies. By providing a means for people to access local spaces, we hope to stimulate a buzz of activity within towns, precincts & localities . We believe that when local economies thrive, communities come to life.

Community Connection

We believe space activation plays an important role in community development and building connectedness between people.It is through this that we work towards building a supportive, inclusive and diverse society.