ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Governance & finance

Developing Quality and Continuous Improvement

Maintaining and increasing the quality of our work and innovatively meeting the needs of individuals and communities is core business for effective and efficient community oriented organisations. This workshop offers you creative and practical ways to engage and support your team in developing quality and pursuing innovation in management practices, policy development, advocacy and service delivery.

Justice Connect NFP Law: Governing a Community Organisation (Morning) & Social Media and the Law (Afternoon) - 29 Aug 2019

ACTCOSS is 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.   

Building Better Boards: The ACTCOSS Governance Workshop Program Over Two Sessions

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.

Seminar: Financial Acumen by ACT Human Services Registrar

Facilitated by the ACT Human Services Registrar of the Quality, Complaints and Regulation branch of Community Services Directorate

This seminar aims to support community organisations to build their capability in identifying and managing their own organisational risk through improved financial acumen.This includes understanding the importance of quality governance structures, financial reporting, business planning, and risk management.

Financial Literacy for Community Board Members

Financial Literacy for Community Board Members - Westpac

You don’t need to be an accountant to understand the finer points of an organisation’s accounting. Your job is not to produce these reports but to examine and assess this material once it is provided to you. You have to understand how it’s been put together, you have to know what the jargon means, and you have to know the implications of what’s in front of you.