Is there room for improvement on your Board? Learn to think like a strategist and join the thousands of CEOs, Board Directors and senior leaders who are creating big futures for their communities. The Conscious Governance Masterclass in Advanced Strategy, Risk and Governance has been in operation...
Not-for-profit Law regularly runs webinars on a variety of topics that affect community organisations. You can attend this training using your computer from wherever you may be located. Upcoming webinars Working with Volunteers - Emerging Issues: Wednesday 19 October This webinar will provide the...
Australia’s 600,000 charities and not-for-profits, from international aid groups right down to the local tennis club, have recently received a major boost, as Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law service launched the acclaimed Information Hub for a national audience. The Not-for-profit Law...
Handbooks
On Tuesday 12 May 2015, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, officially launched National Volunteer Week and Volunteering Queensland's Community Resource Handbooks . “Research shows that...
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Presented by Social Traders, the SE Masters Conference 2015 provides a unique opportunity for people interested in, operating or supporting social enterprises to benefit from sessions with Australian social enterprise award winners and local and international guest speakers. Program features:...
Brisbane City Council recognises the importance of community and not-for-profit organisations having access to advice that will assist with the management of, and future sustainability of their assets. In 2013, Council established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance to provide pro...
The Governance Institute of Australia is inviting individuals who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in governance to apply for the Chant Legacy scholarship program which is open until October 2014. The scholarships are available to applicants keen to pursue postgraduate governance...
Fair Trading Queensland Incorporated Associations website (Queensland Office of Fair Trading) provides information to support organisations incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1981. This website also includes a simplified guide to Queensland's Associations Incorporation Act 1981...
In Queensland the Office of Fair Trading regulates Associations and non-profits. http://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/associations-charities-and-non-for-profits
The Community Resource Handbooks were launched by Volunteering Queensland on 12 May 2015. They consolidate the knowledge gained through Volunteering Queensland's community leadership work with more than 2,000 community groups over the past fifteen years. The handbooks are aimed at small to medium...
The Sector Capacity team at QCOSS has worked with the costing methodology developed and kindly shared by the Endeavour Foundation to create an easy to use Unit Costing Tool. This tool supports organisations to understand their cost drivers, and allows them confidently plan and negotiate the level...
Information technology and online solutions can help your community organisation work better. ACOSS, Infoxchange and the Department of Communications have teamed up to bring you Digital Business Kits which give you the tools and information to do more online. Digital Business Kits are hosted on...
Many not-for-profit organisations are now developing income-generating activities to reduce the reliance on government and philanthropic funding, and others are establishing social enterprises to respond to client needs in a sustainable way. The development of business skills and systems is very...
The following resources have been translated to assist these communities in establishing a community organisation. Resources available in English العربية - Resources available in Arabic Thuɔŋjäŋ - Resources available in Dinka پښتو - Resources available in Pashto فارسی...
Changing your Legal Structure from an Incorporated Association in Queensland to a Company Limited by Guarentee
Queensland Associations Incorporation Act Queensland Associations Incorporation Regulations Queensland Co-operatives legislation Commonwealth Corporations Act Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).
Industrial relations legislation in Queensland can be found on the Fair Work Commission's website . The main pieces of legislation are: Fair Work Act 2009 Fair Work Regulations 2009 Fair Work Commission Rules 2013
There are a range of legal structures which may be suitable for Queensland not-for-profit community groups. The four main options are: an incorporated association: Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (QLD) and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (QLD) a company limited by guarantee:...
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Kylie Hogan, National Disability Services

The Community Services Industry is facing a myriad of reforms and challenges now and into the future. 

Challenges such as an ageing population, workforce shortages, sector-wide reforms, technological advances and economic uncertainty are making it more important than ever for...

What do you need to succeed?
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Shelley Dunlop, QCOSS

Community Door hosts a number of useful tools and resources that can assist you with service delivery. These are all free and available for anyone to download. A few of the most popular tools are highlighted here.

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