There are many ways that people can be involved in a community or not-for-profit organisation.
A person involved with your organisation might be:
- a member
- employed by the organisation
- a volunteer
- a funder
- a donor, or
- a service user
Special legal obligations and rights apply to each of these relationships.
It can sometimes be hard to identify which of the relationship applies, and in some cases one person may be engaging with your organisation in more than one way (for example, one person could be a member, donor and service user of a medical support not-for-profit).
Read the information in each of the 'people involved' sub-pages to help you identify the types of relationships that are involved and the laws that apply.
Whistleblower protection laws
If Whistleblower protection laws under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) apply to your organisation, you should consider how to manage any risks that this may present. In particular, people involved in your organisation may be protected as whistleblowers.
For more information on whistleblower protection laws, see our whistleblower webpage.
Governance and duties
For more information on governance and duties, go to the Governance webpage.