Really useful advice on Accreditation from Marches Network
Last week Fiona Mitchell Innes, Accreditation Advisor (East & West Midlands) and Becky Harvey, Flying Collections Assistant led an Accreditation seminar on effective collections development. It was a lively session with some brilliant advice shared by attendees.
Here are our fifteen top tips from the workshop.
- Begin with your strategy and policies. Strategy is your driving influence and ensures you are focussed on the activities that are really important. Plans sit beneath the strategy.
- Failing to plan… Ensure that your work on collections is included in your Forward Plan and allocate sufficient time for routine collections management tasks.
- Your purpose guides everything. This is what you are all about. Your purpose should be focussed and concise. Your Collections Development Policy should support this mission (see animation below).
- Don’t let it sit on a shelf. Keep all your collections policies and plans together in one file, but this should be a working folder not a…
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