Your network needs you! RNN Neighbourhood Groups survey 2017

Your network needs you! RNN Neighbourhood Groups survey 2017
Reading Neighbourhood Network has now been going for over four years and has more than 60 member groups. RNN exists to support small neighbourhood groups, by providing information, training and networking opportunities, in addition to managing a grant scheme from which many associations have already benefited. RNN has a wide range of members from residents' association to Neighbourhood Action Groups and local environmental groups.

We are now going through a period of much change, with council budget reductions and many calls on the local voluntary sector for help.

While RNN is still in the fortunate position of having enough funding to continue to operate, we have our own challenges, which mean that we are likely to need to refocus our activities. In particular, we have had a very small committee in recent months and have all been stretched, with committee members having had to resign because of their commitments. We can continue to operate - but not without more support and involvement from our members.

We'd like to find out more about your group and what you would like to see from RNN, and if you are interested in providing support for our organisation we would be really pleased to hear from you. Support doesn't mean necessarily joining the committee - just helping us with our work to keep Reading's neighbourhood groups connected and thriving. We hope you will be able to find a few minutes to complete this short survey.

Please answer as many questions as you like.

* 1. Your name

* 2. Name of your organisation (please skip this question and go to question 4 if you are not part of an organisation)

* 3. How active is your organisation?

* 4. Does your group need any particular help? If so please let us know the kind of issues you are dealing with and if possible how you think Reading Neighbourhood Network could support you. We do hope to continue our training program this year, so please feel free to suggest ideas for training sessions that we could offer.

* 5. How do you find RNN's communications with its members? Please let us know how often you visit our website and read our monthly newsletters. Do you have any suggestions for improvements?

* 6. Reading Neighbourhood Network recognises that its current structure cannot be sustained in the long term, nor rely on only a handful of individuals. Do you have any suggestions for how RNN could be restructured to make it more sustainable?

* 7. What kind of structure would you like to see for RNN that would best serve your organisation?

* 8. Finally, would you be able to get more involved in supporting RNN and its activities? If you have an idea of the kind of help you could offer please mention it here too. This would not necessarily involve joining RNN's committee. If you are interested in helping, please give us your contact details here.

Plus, if you know anyone else that could help RNN and have their permission, please provide their contact details here.