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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.
Understanding Fiduciary Duty: Podcast

Governance specialist, Megan Buntine, is back to speak on Yarra Valley FM on the Thursday morning 'Community Conversations' program.  Hear Megan discussing some great advice for those involved with community organisations - essential listening for anyone on a Board or...

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Running Effective Meetings: Podcast

Megan Buntine, our expert in governance, and founder of Megan J Buntine Consulting Services, has been featured on Yarra Valley FM's 'Community Conversations' program.  She has been dishing out some great advice for community organisations for many years and this...

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Managing Your Organisation’s 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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‘Women on Boards’

‘Women on Boards’ (WOB) is an organisation that works to support women from all over Australia to be selected for board positions across the country.  WOB began in 2001 as an informal network of business women, and in 2006 was formally established as a company with...

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Partnerships and Collaboration

Creating partnerships and collaborating with other community groups has a wide range of benefits for everyone involved. We get to network with new people which can expose us to new information and opportunities that we might not otherwise have come across. We can work...

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