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Webinar Program

Our webinar program is a quick, low-cost way to get up to speed on the legal issues in 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 past ones.

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

New Webinars

Starting a Social Enterprise

Tuesday 21 July, 12.45-2pm

Are you thinking of setting up a social enterprise to tackle a social problem? 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. More information and booking.

FREE National Volunteer Week Webinar Recording

Drafting a great volunteer agreement

In celebration of National Volunteer Week and the launch of our updated volunteer agreement template, we’ll be delivering 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. Listen to the FREE recording 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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Drafting a great Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Learn how to draft an MOU that ensures everyone is on the same page.

With the bushfire recovery effort and response to COVID-19, 2020 is a year for organisations to work together more than ever. When you combine forces with another group, it's important to record the details of how you plan to collaborate. We've put together this webinar as an interactive how-to guide for drafting an effective 'memorandum of understanding', or MOU. Access the webinar here

Employee or independent contractor? When to employ and when to contract Webinar

It can be difficult for organisations to decide if someone is, or should be engaged as, an employee or independent contractor. In this webinar, we’ll get to the bottom of this distinction. We’ll talk about what makes a worker an employee or independent contractor, give you tips about how to choose the right type of worker for roles in your organisation.

We'll explain the legal, financial and reputational consequences of getting this right. If you are looking to unpack this topical and important area of employment law, this webinar is a must watch for you. 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!”


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