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Governing a Registered Charity in Australia

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) via FutureLearn


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.

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.

Taught by

Rachel Gear


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