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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
Minister announces 6-month extension of Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program until 31 December 2020
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, has today announced a 6-month extension (until 31 December 2020) of the existing Landcare facilitator positions funded through the Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program (VLFP). Click into news item for full update from DELWP.
Budget Direct Sponsorships Solved - Current round closing 31 May 2020
Budget Direct offers to support local communities through its Sponsorships Solved program to help groups throughout Australia in their efforts to build happy and healthy neighbourhoods. Eligible organisations can apply for sponsorship for their community initiatives of amounts between $1,000 & $5,000. Click into news item for further details.
Sunsuper Community Grants - Closing 26 June 2020
Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World partners with the visions of Australians and local initiatives to dream big and do good. Grassroots community groups, not-for-profit organisations can apply to win a share of $150,000 in grants to help make the world a better place. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
Charlie Arnott Regenerative Journey Podcast - Starts 26 May 2020
Next week, 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner Charlie Arnott will launch his inaugural podcast series The Regenerative Journey. Listen to Charlie delve into the lives of some truly fascinating figureheads within the regenerative agricultural space. In the nine episode series Charlies’ guests include Damon Gameau, Joel Salatin to name but a few... and not forgetting the series opener which is Charlie’s very own regenerative journey. Click into news item for link.
VEFN's Best Friend Award 2020 - Nominations open until 30 June 2020
This year, 2020, is the 29th year that the Victorian Environmental Friends Network (VEFN) has awarded for excellence and dedication in environmental volunteering. Nominations will be accepted from members of a nominating Friends group who believe the nominee has made an exceptional contribution to their Friends group. This year there is also a new Young Best Friend Award for volunteers under 25 years of age. Click into news item for further details and to nominate!