Not-for-profit Law
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We run training on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them.

Our training is aimed at small to medium not-for-profit organisations. It is presented by Not-for-profit Law lawyers and guest presenters. See below for upcoming webinars. You can also access recordings and resources of our past webinars. 

Upcoming webinars

Protecting your volunteers and organisation from unlawful workplace behaviours

Tuesday 21 May - 12.45-2pm

The global #metoo movement has reignited important conversations about sexual harassment and unacceptable behaviours in the workplace. It has also revealed the prevalence of this behaviour in a range of organisations, including not-for-profits, across Australia and the world. It’s a timely reminder for your organisation to review its policies, procedures and practices and make sure it’s doing all it can to protect its volunteers, and those they interact with, from unlawful workplace behaviours.

For this webinar we will be joined by Hazel Maynard, Training and Sector Support, Volunteering Victoria, who will offer best practice tips and a very practical perspective from her 20+ years of work as a Volunteer Manager and Consultant for a range of large charities and NFP organisations. 

Register to either join us live, or to listen later at a more convenient time for you!

More details and bookings

We’re All in This Together – Employees, Volunteers and the Law Webinar

Tuesday 18 June - 12.45-2pm

Not-for-profit organisations thrive on the combined skills of their teams. But, when it comes to the law, there’s a number of key legal differences between employees and volunteers, and even interns.

Join us for our upcoming webinar and learn the legal differences, and what matters in the eyes of the law.

More details and bookings


We add new webinars throughout the year so don't forget to check back regularly or sign up to our monthly update

Webinars on demand

If you've missed one of our recent webinars, you can get it here! 

Managing Conflicts & Disputes Webinar

Conflicts and disputes are stressful events, and the success of your community group can depend on how effectively you manage them. In this webinar you'll learn what the law requires you to do when a conflict or complaint arises. Access the webinar here.

Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits Webinar

The end of the year is approaching so it’s the perfect time to make sure you understand your organisation’s obligations around keeping records and reporting on financial performance.

You'll gain an overview of your obligations and useful tools and tips to help you manage your organisation’s financial reporting requirements. Access the webinar here.   

Board Inductions for Not-for-profits Webinar

Our popular Board Induction webinar is ideal for new board members or those looking for a refresher on their roles and responsibilities. Our expert lawyers will talk you through the top legal issues faced by boards and help you understand the basic elements of good governance. Access the webinar here.

Social Media & the Law for Not-for-profits Webinar

Social media can help community organisations expand their reach and grow awareness for their cause, but it also has the potential to cause damage to the organisation, its clients, employees or volunteers.

This webinar will discuss the key legal risks when NFPs put content on social media, including privacy, confidentiality, intellectual property and defamation. Access the webinar here.

Privacy Law for Not-for-profits Webinar

This webinar will walk you through the personal information lifecycle – from collection, through to use and disclosure, storage and access, complaints and the new data breach notification laws. A must for anyone involved in a not-for-profit organisation that wants to know more about privacy law and best practice for managing the personal information of clients, members, volunteers and others. Access the webinar here.

Starting a Not-for-profit Webinar

If you’re involved in setting up a new community organisation or need to refresh your knowledge on the legal basics, this introductory session is for you. Access the webinar here.

Screening Checks for Not-for profits – the What, When, How and Why! Webinar

Are you involved in recruitment and management of staff and volunteers in your community organisation? Do you want to make sure you are implementing an effective and legally compliant screening program? Do you want to be up to date with the laws and processes around Working with Children Checks and Police Checks? If so, this webinar is for you! Access the webinar here.


To purchase a copy of the above recordings use the links for each webinar. Once you have registered, and we have confirmed payment, we will send you a link to the webinar and a copy of the slides.

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Here's what past participants have to say about our webinars

“This was the first webinar I have participated in and I couldn't believe how easy and useful it was. A lot of the time I can’t attend training due to location, time and the fact we are a small not-for-profit. I found this really easy and was quite impressed. I will be opting for more webinars in the future as it saves time by not having to travel and I can do it without leaving my office."

“I thought the range of content covered was really good and the questions that were asked were answered really well.”

“Very practical guidance and lots of access to resources and links etc to help in the future!”

“Webinars make it a lot more convenient and I would definitely recommend others to attend your webinars.”

“Really clear, concise and accessible information. Thank you!”


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