Not-for-profit Law
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Memoranda of Understanding to Mergers

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Thinking of working with other not-for-profits? Find out what your options are and how to make the collaboration legal

There are many benefits to collaborating with other not-for-profits – from accessing funding to increasing your reach in the community. However it’s important you understand the legal side of various working arrangements and what they might mean for your organisation. This training session will: 

  • Explain the terminology used when working with other organisations (such as MOU, auspicing, sub-contract, joint-venture, partnering, amalgamation and merger) 
  • Outline the legal options available for formally working with other organisations
  • Highlight the top ten key legal issues your organisation should consider when working with other organisations
  • Help your organisation avoid negative legal consequences that can arise from poorly-planned collaborations

“All of it was fabulous, but the case studies were very helpful! Very pertinent relevant information. Loved that it was so tailored to the community services sector.” (Training participant, MOUs to Mergers, Canberra, May 2017)

Suitable for people involved in not-for-profit community organisations of all sizes and legal structures, including unincorporated groups.

Standard length 3 hours

Maximum number of participants: 30 (if you think your group will exceed 30 participants please contact us to discuss further)

Facilitator One of our lawyers with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups 

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