Not-for-profit Law
Legal help for community organisations


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Webinar Program

Our webinar program is a quick, low-cost way to get up to speed on a range of legal issues that come up when starting and running a not-for-profit organisation. You have the option to join live or watch on demand at a time that suits you. Our webinars are aimed at small to medium not-for-profit organisations and presented by our lawyers and guest presenters. On this page you’ll find our upcoming webinars program and access to recordings of those we’ve run recently.

Please note we will send a confirmation email with details of how to access the webinar 1-2 days after you register.

New Webinars

Auspicing for not-for-profits

Tuesday 13 October, 12.45-2pm

Being auspiced can be a great way for community groups to access grants and funding, trial a new project or program, or hold a one-off event. In this webinar we’ll give you an overview of common auspicing arrangements and the key legal issues to consider, including what should go into an auspicing agreement. More information and booking

Managing member disputes and conflict on the committee - FREE WEBINAR

Tuesday 27 October, 12.45-2pm

In this FREE webinar, you’ll learn what the law requires you to do when a conflict or complaint arises between members or committee members of your not-for-profit. Importantly, we’ll also arm you with practical tips on how to both avoid and manage disputes if they do arise. More information and booking

Data security for not-for-profits

Tuesday 10 November, 12.45-2pm

Gain an understanding of the personal information lifecycle as we walk you through collection of data, through to use and disclosure, storage, complaints and the data breach notification laws, with plenty of practical privacy tips along the way. More information and booking.

Get #social not #sued - social media and the law for not-for-profits

Tuesday 24 November, 12.45-2pm

Make sure you understand the key legal risks you face when you publish content on social media. We'll cover privacy, confidentiality, intellectual property and defamation in the context of social media. More information and booking.

Financial reporting for not-for-profits

Tuesday 8 December, 12.45-2pm

In this webinar you'll gain an overview of how to manage your organisation’s financial reporting requirements, how to keep records and how to understand audit requirements. More information and booking.

FREE Webinars On Demand

Drafting a great volunteer agreement

In celebration of National Volunteer Week and the launch of our updated volunteer agreement template, we delivered a special free 30 minute webinar exploring the ins and outs of this important document.

Having a well thought out and drafted volunteer agreement is the best way to be clear about the relationship between your organisation and the volunteer. It also helps to manage certain legal risks that could come up in your volunteer program. Access the webinar here.

Let’s Get Started: legal basics for not-for-profits - FREE 

If you're considering starting a new community organisation or need a refresher on the basics of how to get started, access this FREE webinar. Access the webinar here.

Other On Demand Webinars Available For Purchase

To purchase a copy of the below 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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DGR Status: the legal basics for not-for-profits

Deductible gift recipient (DGR) status is highly sought after, as it can help not-for-profits access more donations and grants. Understanding and applying for DGR status can be complex so join us for this informative webinar where we’ll break things down into simple terms. Access the webinar here.

Mastering Meetings for not-for-profits

Join this interactive and practical webinar and we’ll walk you through the why, what, when and how of meetings and spell out your not-for-profit organisation’s various legal obligations along the way. Access the webinar here. 

Planning a Merger: key legal issues for not-for-profits

Merging with another group can help secure government funding, increase efficiency, expand the breadth and reach of services, and ensure sustainability. Make sure you understand the basics before you enter into an agreement. Access the webinar here.

Social Enterprise: understanding the legal framework

Are you thinking of setting up a social enterprise to tackle a social problem or wanting a refresher on the legal issues involved? Before going down this path, it’s important to understand what’s involved from a legal standpoint and to spend some time getting the foundations right. Access the webinar here.

The webinars listed above qualify for CPD points through Volunteering Victoria’s CPD Program for Professional Leaders of Volunteers (available to members). Contact Volunteering Victoria to find out more.

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!”