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Governing a Registered Charity in Australia
Discover the importance of good governance for registered charities
To function effectively and do as much good as possible, charities must be governed well.
If you want to embed good governance into your organisation’s structure, this course from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is for you.
Foster good relations between your governing body and stakeholders
If your governing body is functioning properly, your stakeholders will trust you and provide real support. With this in place, your registered charity is able to function at its best.
This course will show you what you need to know about day-to-day governance, to help you ensure members of your governing body and stakeholders work as a collective.
Handle your policies and procedures correctly
You’ll learn how to properly handle internal disputes and external complaints, along with other policies and procedures. Importantly, you’ll get familiar with the purpose of a governing document and its key parts.
Your governing document gives your organisation its legal existence, so understanding exactly how it works is vital. You’ll also find out how to change this document to improve or update your governance structures as necessary.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify what governance is and why good governance matters
- Describe how to deal with complaints about the charity
- Apply ways of handling internal disputes in their own charity
- Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of a governing document and its key parts
- Explain the process for changing a governing document
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone working in or interested in the charity sector. New and existing board members, as well as lawyers and other sector advisors, will all find it beneficial.
Who developed the course?
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national regulator of charities. We register and regulate Australia’s many charities. We help charities understand and meet their obligations through information, advice and guidance. We help the public understand the work of the charity sector and provide a free searchable register of Australian registered charities.
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