Not-for-profit Law
Legal help for community organisations

Governing a Community Organisation

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Do you fully understand your legal duties as a board or a committe member?

Training overview

As a committee or board member of a community organisation, it’s important you are fully aware of your legal responsibilities. This essential training will help you better understand:

  • the legal role of committee members as decision makers
  • the difference between governance and management
  • the importance of your organisation’s rules and legal purpose or objects
  • the four main legal duties of committee members
  • other laws that you should be aware of as a committee member
  • potential liabilities and how to protect yourself and your organisation

Suitable for People involved in (or thinking of becoming involved in) not-for-profit community organisations of all sizes and legal structures, including unincorporated groups

Standard length 3 hours

Facilitator A lawyer from NFP Law with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups (see: Not-for-profit Law's training lawyers)

Participant feedback

"Working through the scenarios was the best bit of the training - they gave it context and were well-tailored to the kind of situations we are often faced with as a committee".

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