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Understanding Contracts - The Legal Basics

About this event

Contracts are part of everyday operations for most not-for-profits. Whether it’s a funding agreement, licence agreement or contract for services, it’s important to know what issues to look out for before signing on the dotted line. 

In this webinar, we’ll introduce you to the legal basics of contracting. You’ll come away more confident in how to read and interpret the key clauses of a contract and how to avoid some common pitfalls. You’ll learn about your organisation’s rights in contracting and how you can negotiate for better terms.

We’ll cover:

  • What is, and is not, a contract 
  • What to think about before you contract 
  • Key terms to consider, step-by-step
  • Consumer guarantees, unfair term protections and how you can protect your NFP

You'll receive:

  • 75-minutes of plain-language training from an expert lawyer 
  • Copy of webinar recording and slide presentation (recording available for 30 days) 
  • Information on further resources and support 

Who should attend:

Board members and staff of not-for-profit organisations who want to increase their knowledge and confidence about contracting.


Tuesday, 23 July, 12:45 - 2pm AEST

Can't attend on the day? Register and you'll receive the recording and slide handout so you can catch up whenever suits you.


$49 - $85


Online via Zoom

Once you register, you will receive the Zoom link via email. Occasionally the Zoom confirmation emails can be prevented by an organisational firewall. If you haven't received the Zoom link within 1-2 days of registering please check your spam folder, contact us, or troubleshoot further.

If you are having trouble registering please get in touch at or call 03 8593 4799.

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