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Justice Connect Not-for-profit-law run training webinars on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them.
Auspicing for Not-for-profits Webinar
Tuesday 29 October – 12.45–2pm
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?
In this 75-minute webinar an overview of the auspicing process and the key legal issues to consider will be provided.
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status - what it is and how to apply Webinar
Tuesday 12 November – 12.45-2pm
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.
Employment Law for Not-for-profits Webinar
Tuesday 19 November – 12.45-2pm
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.
Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits Webinar
Tuesday 26 November – 12.45-2pm
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.
Bookings for all the above webinar sessions are required. For further details and to browse the Webinars On Demand listing go to - https://www.nfplaw.org.au/training/individuals
Victorian Landcare Magazine Online
The Spring 2019 issue (#76) of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine, which is a feature of the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards, is now available online. Read the inspiring stories on each of the 15 award winners that were announced at the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony at Government House, Melbourne, on 30 August. Click into news item for link.
VFF invitation for Landcarers to the 40th Birthday Celebration
On Thursday 21 November 2019, to coincide with National Ag Day, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will celebrate its 40th Birthday with a gala dinner for all our members, guests, friends and stakeholders and has extended an invitation to Landcarers to attend at VFF member ticket prices. Click further into news item for full invitation and to RSVP.
Community climate change initiatives to be explored at regional hearings
The Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee will be looking into local community initiatives to tackle climate change at a series of public hearings in regional Victoria during November/early December. Click into news item for further details.
7th National 2019 NRM Knowledge Conference: 17 - 20 November 2019, The Cube, Wodonga
Creating Resilience through Natural Resource Management – how do we do it? This conference is for everyone - no matter where you come from or how you contribute to natural resource management – in your local bush group, on your tractor, crunching data, managing Indigenous lands or running grants programs. Registrations are still open, click into news item for more details!
National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3 Now Open!
The purpose of the Smart Farms Small Grants round is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations. Grants of between $5,000 & $50,000 (excl GST) for eligible projects of up to 2 year duration are available. Applications close at 11.00pm AEDT on 19 December 2019. Click into news item for further details and application instructions for member groups operating solely under LVI incorporation.