You will encounter numerous governance models as you move through the not-for-profit world. A critical point that needs to preface this discussion is that no single model is the ‘correct’ or ‘true’ or ‘best’ model. The important thing is to have a model that will work for your organisation.
New / prospective board member
This guide is for people who are, or are thinking of becoming, board members of a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
ACTCOSS & Volunteering and Contact ACT are proud to present the following two workshops by Justice Connect. The NFP law service of Justice Connect - iteself a NFP organisation are delivered by qualified lawyers with specialist expertise in NFP and charity law. All lawyers have experience in delivering legal training to community organisations and many are also personally involved in the sector as volunteer board or committee members.
Participants are welcome to come to either session, or the whole day - but will need to register accordingly. Please feel free to contact ACTCOSS directly if you would prefer to be registered manually.
ACTCOSS Governance workshops are designed to meet the needs of people interested in, or who have recently been, appointed to a board member position with a not-for-profit organisation in the ACT. This training targets people who have never been on a board or who have limited experience on boards. The workshops are interactive with participants contributing their own experiences and sharing knowledge, as well as a networking opportunity.
The Governance workshop will be broken into two parts – the morning session focuses on board governance and strategy and the afternoon session focusses on financial management. Workbooks and resources will be provided to participants at both sessions. Participants are welcome to come to either session, or the whole day - but will need to register accordingly.
This grant writing resource for ACT NFP community organisations aims to outline both theoretical and practical tools that are key to grant writing: the steps you can take to prepare prior to a grant window opening; frameworks and tools to support your application development when responding to criteria; and avenues for grant seeking and networking in the ACT.
As the peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations in the ACT, ACTCOSS aims to improve knowledge of the community sector’s organisational, workforce and financial characteristics, and community service experiences of the policy and operational environment. ACTCOSS also aims to raise awareness of issues and challenges affecting community service quality and capacity and to highlight the contributions the sector makes to the ACT community and our economy.
A manual to guide quality improvement In ACT community service organisations.