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Megan Buntine shares her expert industry insights to the not-for-profit sector.  If you’re serious about organisational capability and want tools and information to advance your work then read on.
Managing Your Assets

Most of our local community groups have to work so hard to generate the limited funds they have to purchase their assets – running trivia nights, holding raffles, flipping sausages at a shopping centre on a Saturday morning.  So it is really important to keep track of...

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Justice Connect

The range of legal requirements that are imposed on community groups (particularly for bigger organisations and those that employ staff) can sometimes seem overwhelming for volunteer committees.  But ensuring compliance with the relevant laws is a critical part of...

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Board Member Conduct

Board (or Committee) Members should lead by example in their conduct on behalf of their organisations, demonstrating behaviour that reflects the organisation’s values at all times.  But unfortunately, this is not always the case.  Sometimes when people’s behaviour...

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Developing Your Committee

We recognise the importance of professional development in the workplace to keep staff up to date with industry requirements, enthused about the work they do, and inspired to do new and exciting things.  But often we overlook the importance of doing this with members...

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Sometimes you may not need or want to form an incorporated association to do the community work you want to do.  It may be that the project you are undertaking is time-limited rather than ongoing; or perhaps the work of your group is minimal making the incorporation...

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Succession Planning

I have had a number of queries about succession planning recently, so I thought it was timely to revisit this topic. Start by thinking about the mix of skills your committee needs, compared with those you currently have around the table.  For example, do you need to...

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