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|Incorporation: An explanation of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009
| (Fully revised 7th edition, 2012)
Incorporation is designed to help community groups that wish to understand more about the Associations Incorporation Act 2009. This Act was designed to provide community groups with a simple and inexpensive form of incorporation. Although incorporation is not compulsory, it is an option which community groups should know about. The book is intended to be of assistance to those who wish to make an informed decision on whether or not to incorporate, and to successfully register and run an incorporated association. The book also contains information aimed at helping people who were familiar with the old Act and want to know what has changed with the introduction of the new Act. The publication of this book was assisted by a grant from NSW Fair Trading.
Contents include: Summary of the major changes | What Incorporation means | Why incorporate? | Eligibility for Incorporation |
Applying for Incorporation |
Steps after Incorporation | The objects and constitution of an Association | The public officer | Responsibilities of the
management committee | Meetings | Limits to limited liability | What Incorporation does
not provide | The effect of incorporation on
property | Ending incorporation | Answers to questions |
Glossary | Useful contacts | Simple constitution for incorporation | Making an application for incorporation | Collective management and consensus decision-making |
Fines and penalties | Comparison of association and company limited by guarantee | Conduct of postal ballots | Sample commonly requested NSW Fair Trading forms
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|A Brief History of NCOSS (1935-2010)
2010 marks the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS). This A5 booklet (B&W; 28pp) is a brief history of the organisation collecting together a series of short articles looking back at those previous years, drawing on information from documents, publications and other historical sources. Not so much a comprehensive historical document, more of an overview which samples some of the numerous significant moments over the past three quarters of a century since NCOSS was founded - achievements, losses, frustrations, the people and some trivia.
$7.00 ($5.00 for members)
|Community Connexions: Addressing the Information & Communication Technology Needs of the NSW NGO Human Services Sector
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity is now integral to communications, research, knowledge management, funding and promotion, as well as issues-based campaigns and advocacy processes. Consequently ICT capacity is also integral to effective service delivery, whether to clients, communities or members.
This report makes four primary recommendations and four secondary recommendations. The first set of recommendations have been further developed into discrete project proposals that require financial investment, the second have the capacity to be implemented within existing resources.
$45.00 ($30.00 for members)
|Sharing Financial Administration: A Feasibility Study of Potential Models for Small Non-Government Organisations
it is widely recognised that small NGOs excel at delivering services to
communities, many such organisations struggle with their back office
functions and particularly the financial administration and financial
management aspects of supporting the delivery of their core services.
this reason Matrix on Board and Zurich Insurance have partnered to
undertake research examining the feasibility of small NGOs sharing
their financial administration and financial management functions.
models, with the aim of finding means to ensure these functions are
fulfilled in a way that maximises efficiency and allows small NGOs to
focus on service delivery, have been developed and are detailed in this
$25.00 ($16.00 for members)
|Insurance: What's it all about? A Guide for Not for Profit Organisations
Struggling to understand your insurance? Not sure which insurances you need? Don't know what your insurance covers your organisation for?
Insurance: What's it all about? demystifies insurance by providing simple, easy to understand information on:
- The players: brokers, underwriters, unauthorised foreign insurers, etc
- Selecting an insurance provider
- Filling out proposal forms
- Understanding your policy
- Reducing your premium
- 15 different types of insurance: what they are, when you need them, what they cover and other issues.
Plus a whole host of practical information to assist you to better understand your insurance policies.
$19.00 ($16.00 for members)
|Shifting Ground: Competition and tendering in community services
the second half of the 1990's, micro economic reforms are reshaping
most of our public and social services. They are finding their way into
human services via the introduction of a competitive contracting
funding regime. Community organisations cannot avoid the impact of
It has been evident for some time that community
organisations require assistance in dealing with the impact of
microeconomic reform in general and the application of competition
policy in particular. Shifting Ground will assist community organisations to:
- negotiate the process of change;
- contribute meaningfully to the development policy and to the design and management of programs and services
- formulate tenders and enter contracts.
$25.30 ($21.45 for members)
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