ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Ashurst Not-for-Profit Health Check

Event date: 
20 February 2018
Event time: 
9.15am - 5pm
Ashurst, Level 11, 12 Moore Street, Canberra

Ashurst and ACTCOSS are delighted to invite small not-for-profit community organisations to Ashurst's Not-for-Profit Health Check; a day-long workshop comprising seminars on key legal issues in the morning and the opportunity to sit down with our lawyers and evaluate aspects of the legal 'health' of your organisation in the afternoon.

The day aims to assist small not-for-profit community organisations and, as places are limited to 8 organisations, we ask that organisations submit the expression of interest form (found below) and return it by email to [email protected] by 22 December 2017, so that we can ensure that the seminars and consultations are focussed appropriately. 

The organisations selected to attend will be notified by 19 January 2018.

Organisations will be selected on a needs basis, having regard to the size and resources of the organisations, their current legal/governance issues and access to legal services.

Those organisations that are selected to attend are encouraged to invite as many representatives from their organisation as they like to attend the morning seminars and lunch.  We ask that only 2-3 senior managers and board members attend the 'health check' in the afternoon.  

The morning seminars and networking lunch will be held under Chatham House Rules.  The health check consultations will also be confidential.


In the morning we will present an interactive and practical series of seminars addressing key legal issues for not-for-profit organisations including:

  • employment law
  • workplace health and safety
  • corporate governance
  • reporting requirements for charities
  • maintaining tax concessions
  • fundraising
  • mergers, partnerships, and MOUs.

Health check consultations

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to complete a legal 'health check' for your organisation with experts from our employment and corporate governance teams.   In this legal 'health check' we will assist you to consider whether your organisation is complying with its legal obligations and with good practice in key areas of law affecting your organisation.


Event details
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Ryan Joseph
02 6202 7200
12 Moore Street Level 11
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory 2601