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We run training on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them.
Our training is aimed at small to medium not-for-profit organisations. It is presented by our lawyers and guest presenters. See below for upcoming webinars. Keep scrolling to access recordings and resources from our past webinars, and read what past participants have had to say.
Board Inductions for Not-for-profits Webinar
Tuesday 28 January - 12.45-2.00pm
Our popular Board Induction webinar is ideal for new board members or those looking for a refresher on their roles and responsibilities. Our expert lawyers will talk you through the top legal issues faced by boards and help you understand the basic elements of good governance. More information and booking.
Let's Get Started Webinar
Tuesday 11 February - 12.45-2.00pm
Congratulations, you’re starting a community organisation! Join our “Getting Started” webinar and get off to the best possible start.
In this webinar, our friendly lawyers (who speak like you, not like lawyers!) will share their handy tips and give you loads of important legal info to give your group a solid foundation to build on. More information and booking.
Data Governance Webinar
Tuesday 25 February - 12.45-2.00pm
Data, we all have it, we all use it, but how do we govern it?
Strong data governance presents real opportunities for community organisations. Responsible collection, storage, management and use of data can enable organisations to innovate, improve processes and gain a competitive edge. It is also an internal ‘insurance policy’ to protect an organisation and its key stakeholders.
In this 75 minute webinar, Justice Connect will be joined by a key member of Clyde & Co’s leading cyber and data privacy team to discuss all things data governance, in particular how your organisation can make sure it has strong data governance practices in place. More information and booking.
Get #social not #sued – Social Media and the Law Webinar
Tuesday 10 March - 12.45-2.00pm
Social media can help not-for-profit organisations expand their reach and grow awareness for their cause, but it also has the potential to cause damage to the organisation, its clients, employees or volunteers.
Sign up today for this webinar and we’ll step you through the key legal risks when not-for-profit organisations publish content on social media, including: privacy, confidentiality, intellectual property and defamation. More information and booking.
Screening Checks Webinar
Tuesday 24 March - 12.45-2.00pm
Thorough and systematic screening for employees and volunteers is a crucial part of not only compliance with the law and good governance, but running a successful and safe organisation – protecting all those involved with your service: staff, volunteers, clients and members of the public.
Are you involved in recruitment and management of staff and volunteers in your community organisation? Do you want to make sure you are implementing an effective and legally compliant screening program? Do you want to be up to date with the laws and processes around Working with Children Checks and Police Checks? If so, this webinar is for you! More information and booking.
Webinars on demand
If you've missed one of our recent webinars, you can get it here!
To purchase a copy of the below recordings, use the links for each webinar. Once you have registered, and we have confirmed payment, we will send you a link to the webinar and a copy of the slides.
Any problems? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Auspicing for Not-for-profits Webinar
Auspicing can be a great way for community groups to access grants and funding, trial a new project or program, or hold a one-off event. Have you heard the term auspicing and want to know more about how it can help your group? Or are you in an auspicing arrangement already and want to learn more? Join Annie and Rebecca for a 75-minute webinar and they’ll give you an overview of the auspicing process and take you through the key legal issues to consider. Access the webinar here.
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status - what it is and how to apply Webinar
Deductible gift recipient (DGR) status is highly sought after. When not-for-profits have DGR their donors are able to claim a tax deduction on the gift. DGR status may help not-for-profits access more donations, grants and fundraising proceeds. Laws in this area are complex and navigating the rules for obtaining and keeping DGR status can be tricky. Join us for an informative webinar and our principal lawyer, Anna, will break things down into simple terms. Access the webinar here.
Employment Law for Not-for-profits Webinar
A fast-moving workforce of a not-for-profit organisation can present a number of employment law challenges. Realities in the sector such as fixed term funding and evolving programs can mean staff come and go or change roles frequently. Join our lawyers and they’ll step you through the key legal issues that arise when someone’s position changes or when the employment relationship comes to an end. Access the webinar here.
Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits Webinar
The end of the year is fast approaching so now is the perfect time to make sure you understand your organisation’s obligations around keeping records and reporting on financial performance. In this 75-minute webinar you'll gain an overview of your obligations and useful tools and tips to help you manage your organisation’s financial reporting requirements. Access the webinar here.
The webinars listed above qualify for CPD points through Volunteering Victoria’s CPD Program for Professional Leaders of Volunteers (available to members). Contact Volunteering Victoria to find out more.
Here's what past participants have to say about our webinars
“This was the first webinar I have participated in and I couldn't believe how easy and useful it was. A lot of the time I can’t attend training due to location, time and the fact we are a small not-for-profit. I found this really easy and was quite impressed. I will be opting for more webinars in the future as it saves time by not having to travel and I can do it without leaving my office."
“I thought the range of content covered was really good and the questions that were asked were answered really well.”
“Very practical guidance and lots of access to resources and links etc to help in the future!”
“Webinars make it a lot more convenient and I would definitely recommend others to attend your webinars.”
“Really clear, concise and accessible information. Thank you!”