Boards and Committees

Discover everything you’ll need to know about  governance and leading. From meetings to financial reports, you’ll find it here. 

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Videos

Hand-curated micro-learning short videos giving you knowledge and practical actions to help you start, build and grow your organisation. 

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Approving Your Budget 3

Approving Your Budget

Learn what information is contained in a budget, red flags to look out for, and questions to ask before voting to approve a proposed budget.

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Collaboration to increase opportunities

5 Tips for effective meetings

Hear governance expert Natalie Bramble’s top 5 tips for effective meetings.

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Legal Structures

Legal Structures

Understand and explore the governance and management structure of organisations.

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People Structure Tree

Organisational Structure

Understand and explore the governance and management structure of organisations.

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How to run your AGM

How to Run Your AGM

Join our governance expert Natalie Bramble as she explains how to run a smooth and legally compliant AGM.

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Taking Minutes

How to Take Meeting Minutes

Have you ever been asked to take minutes at a meeting and panicked because you didn’t know what to do?
The take a deep dive into the world of minute taking.

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General meeting

Can Members Request a General Meeting?

A discussion about can members request a general meeting of the organisation?

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Due Diligence

Due Diligence

9 steps to understand your roles and responsibilities on a committee or board [Video Series]

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Measuring and managing performance

Measuring and Managing the Performance of Your People

How performance reviews in your service build a more effective organisation

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Ethical and Effective workplace

How you can Create an Ethical and Effective Workplace Using Simple Strategies

Simple strategies to reduce conflict and strengthen your culture.

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What questions to ask

Become an Effective Board Member

How to know what you're signing-up for before you join a board or committee.

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Legal Responsibilities

Legal Responsibilities of Committee Members

Want your members to know their legal duties? Brush up on these basics.

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Constitution

What’s in a Constitution?

How to meet your legal requirements and get your constitution up to scratch.

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5 Committee Members

5 Committee Roles Explained

A short video series explaining the roles of the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, Grievance Officer and President.

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Attracting Committee Members

Attracting New Committee Members

Get new high quality members who add value to your organisation.Get the word out and inspire high-quality people to join your committee.

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Induction for New Members

Get new high quality members who add value to your organisation

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General Management Committee (Intermediate) (Services)

General Committee Members

Understand the key role of general members with this quick guide.

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Designated roles

Designated Roles Within a Management Committee

How your constitution works and what you need to know about it. Help smooth communications between committee and staff using these roles.

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Articles

Helpful written information sharing ‘how-to’s with steps guiding you through topics you want to learn.

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Governance and Your Organisation

Good governance is essential for the health and efficacy of not-for-profits.

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Blog Informed Decision

Informed Decision Making in Your Not-For-Profit

How does informed decision-making lead to better governance in not-for-profits? This simple checklist will help your organisation make better decisions.

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Blog What is a code of conduct and why do you nedd one?

What is a Code of Conduct and Why Do You Need One?

Our code of conduct articulates your organisation’s core values. It also establishes ethical and behavioural standards for members and employees.

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Blog Informed Decision

Getting to Know Your Constitution

Your not-for-profit’s constitution is an essential governing document. As your organisation changes, your constitution might change too.

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Governance Risks

Governance Risks for Service-Based Organisations

Service-based organisations like childcare services and neighbourhood centres face unique governance risks. Check our list here.

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Membership Application Form

Membership Application Form

Your membership application form will help you manage eligibility; compliance to the rules and voting rights!

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Committee nomination form

Committee Nomination Form

This form will help you manage the committee member nomination process at your AGM.

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Legal Obligations

Boards and Committee Legal Obligations

It’s essential you know and understand your legal obligations as a committee member.

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Incorporation Step by Step

Incorporation: Step by Step

In this article we’ll discuss what incorporation means and guide you through the steps to become incorporated.

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Should we Incorporate?

Are you part of a group, club, or society thinking of incorporating? Here are the pro's and con's of incorporating.

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Courses

Guided courses taking you through a specific topic. From short topic focused courses or deeper dive courses on specific subjects. 

Logic Model

How to Develop a Logic Model [Course]

A logic model is a structured process to use to plan and assess your organisations purpose and what you are doing to achieve that purpose.

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Board members around a table

Questions to Ask Your Board [Course]

If you’re new to a committee or board, or a long-time member this course will go over the foundational essentials you really should know to your job.

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General Meeting

Strategic Planning [Course]

This recorded advanced webinar workshop on strategic planning is suitable to service based boards.

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