The aim of the AGM is to provide the charity trustees and/or officers the opportunity to explain their management of the charity to the members. It also provides the members of the charity with an opportunity to ask questions before voting on business items on the agenda.
The business that must be considered by the AGM will usually be specified in the governing document or by underlying legislation. However, the charity trustees can include any other additional items of business they feel appropriate.
Specimen notice for an Annual General Meeting for an unincorporated association:
Note: If you use this example, you will need to insert details about your charity and its named personnel, and your particular AGM meeting in the square brackets  and those named here in red.
[Name of Charity]
Notice of Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the [15th] Annual General Meeting of [Name of Charity] will be held at [insert full address details] at [insert time and date] to transact the following business.
AGENDA [delete as required]
1. Minutes of the previous meeting
To be agreed and matters arising.
2. Reports and accounts
To receive and consider the accounts for the year ended [date] and the reports of the charity trustees and auditors.
To appoint Messrs Search and Checkit as the auditors.
4. Auditors’ remuneration
To authorise the charity trustees to set the level of the auditors’ fees.
5. Appointment of charity trustees
Please see the attached election addresses for further information about each candidate.
To re-appoint Mr I Dogood for a second period of [insert number] years.
To re-appoint Miss I Could Dobetter for a second period of [insert number] years.
To appoint Mr I M Knowitall as a replacement for Mrs I Mustgo who retires after [insert number] years service.
To confirm the appointment of Mrs G Benevolent who joined the Board on the [insert date] to replace Mr I Movedon.
[Nominations are required for the following officers [insert details] and must be received by [date].]
[Nominations for the position of Trustee must be received by [date].]
[NB details of how to make a nomination are available from the Secretary.]
6. Alteration to the Constitution
To consider and vote upon the following resolution.
That clause [insert details] of the [details of governing document] be amended to read [insert text of resolution].
7. Members proposed resolutions
Details will be given once proposed resolutions are received. Proposed resolutions should be sent to the Secretary by [noon] [14 days prior to the date of the meeting]. A revised agenda will be issued by [7 days prior to the meeting].
8. Any other business
To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.
By order of the Board of charity trustees
[insert date of notice]
You can find the online version of this Sample Agenda here