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Governing a Not-for-profit Organisation

About this training session

Whether you’re a new board member or you’ve been doing it for a while, there is always more to learn about your legal responsibilities. In this session, we unpack the A-Z of governance and make sure you are fully aware of your legal obligation as a board or committee member.

What does it mean to be a board member? What are your key responsibilities? What are you liable for and where can you turn if things go wrong? If you want to know more about governing a not-for-profit organisation, this in-depth 3-hour training session is for you.

You'll learn about:

  • Legal roles of committee/board members as decision makers
  • Differences between governance and management
  • Legal structure and status of your organisation
  • Importance of rules and legal purpose or objects
  • Four key legal duties of committee/board members
  • Potential liabilities, protecting yourself and your organisation
  • Other relevant laws and additional resources

Who should attend?


New and current board/committee members and senior staff should attend this session.

Who runs the session?


Your training will be run by one of our expert lawyers, who all specialise in charity and not-for-profit law.

How is this session delivered?

Our interactive sessions are currently delivered online. Each session includes time for activities and questions, and a short break. Face to face training is being considered on a case by case basis.

What is the cost?

Not-for-profit Organisations: From $1,930
Council/Government: From $2,200

These are baseline costs only. Additional costs for significantly customised content, travel or sessions outside of business hours may apply.

How long is the session?

3 hours

How many people can attend?

30. If you think your group will exceed 30 participants, please let us know.

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