News: member consultation draft strategy

Have your say in changing the future together

As a declining membership and the effects of the pandemic have had a significant impact on the organisation, the Board of Scottish Women’s Institutes has developed a new draft strategy which sets out an ambitious proposal for the next three years. Now it’s over to you so we can change the future together.  

The draft strategy can be found at http://bitly.ws/roKX and it is accompanied by a membership survey which aims to capture your response to the vision set out in the strategy. This survey is entirely anonymous and is being carried out by a Scottish-based independent company, Research Resource. 

To reach as many members as possible and gather the greatest number of responses we are entering into an 8-week consultation period which will run from May 20 to July 20.

We would like to encourage all members – and lapsed members – to use this opportunity to let us know what you would like to keep, change, develop and enjoy. We have created various ways for you to access the membership survey, so please choose the best option for you…

1. Online

Click here for survey
This is the best way to get your response in quickly and easily.  
The completed survey will be automatically sent to Response Resource.

2. In-person group meeting

Click here for group survey 
Some members may wish to meet as a group to tell us what they think, so we have created a digital form (word format) for multiple responses. Some Federations are offering support to facilitate a group meeting so please ask your Federation Secretary if this is available.
Completed group surveys should then be emailed to Lorna.shaw@researchresource.co.uk 

2. In-person group meeting

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Some members may wish to meet as a group to tell us what they think, so we have created a digital form (word format) for multiple responses. Some Federations are offering support to facilitate a group meeting so please ask your Federation Secretary if this is available.
Completed group surveys should then be emailed to Lorna.shaw@researchresource.co.uk 

3. Proxy voting

If you would like someone to fill out an online survey on your behalf your local SWI Digital Champion will be able to assist with this. Please ask your Federation Secretary to put you in touch with your nearest Digital Champion or get in touch with HQ.
The completed survey will be automatically sent to Response Resource.

4. In-magazine 

The next issue of Women Together will have the draft strategy and survey printed in full. These pages can also be photocopied and shared with others to fill in if need be.
Completed surveys should then be mailed to Research Resource Scotland Limited, 10 Lake Avenue, Lanark ML11 9BQ

5. Printed copies

Printed copies of the survey will be available on special request from SWI headquarters. Please email your address to hello@theswi.org.uk and add ‘Survey’ in the subject line.
Completed surveys should then be mailed to Research Resource Scotland Limited, 10 Lake Avenue, Lanark ML11 9BQ

We will report on member responses at the end of July 2022 so please make sure you participate in changing the future together.

Thank you for all your support!