Starting and Running your Community Organisation: A Guide

Starting and Running your Community Organisation: A Guide

startingandrunningyourcommunityorganisation_aguide This Guide to establishing and running successful and sustainable community organisations aims to improve participation by new and emerging community members in Australian society and strengthen their ability to better support their communities.
Introduction to the Board Member Role

Introduction to the Board Member Role

Introduction_to_the_board_member_role_for_new_board_members As a new board member, you should understand the role of the board you sit on and your role as a member of that board. This fact sheet has been prepared to help new board members understand these roles, … Continued
NSW Fair Trading – About Associations

NSW Fair Trading – About Associations

Incorporation of an association_ Fair Trading NSW managing-culture-good-practice-guide While there are benefits to be gained from incorporation, there are also obligations. These include annual reporting obligations, maintaining minutes, proper financial and membership records and registers. Incorporation is not compulsory and you may … Continued
Fiduciary duty

Fiduciary duty

fiduciary_duty Officers and directors control the destiny of the company, not for their own benefit but rather for the benefit of all members. They are the stewards of the company’s property and operations and they are accountable for that stewardship.
Damn Good Advice for Board Members

Damn Good Advice for Board Members

DamnGoodAdviceBoardMembers One of the primary responsibilities of a member of a board of a not-for-profit organisation is to keep an eye on the finances. You don’t have to produce the financial reports, but you will have to examine and assess this material when … Continued
Incorporating as an incorporated association in Western Australia

Incorporating as an incorporated association in Western Australia

Incorporating_as_an_association_in_Western_Australia_0 This fact sheet covers: holding an initial meeting deciding on a name for your organisation appointing or electing a management committee for your organisation drafting or adopting a set of ‘rules’ for your organisation deciding on the purposes of … Continued
Smart Business – A guide to operating an incorporated association in Queensland

Smart Business – A guide to operating an incorporated association in Queensland

If you are involved in operating an incorporated association in Queensland, this guide will help you understand your rights and responsibilities. It will also assist in making sure your incorporated association’s operations comply with both the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 and Associations Incorporation Regulation … Continued