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Use these resources to get the best out of management and governance practices for your organisation.

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Information sheet: Working Together - Glossary of Key Legal Terms

This information sheet provides a series of useful legal definitions for orgnisations working together.

Information sheet: Working together: Resources

This information sheet provides a series of useful resources for orgnisations working together.

Principles of Co-design

Co-design is increasingly being used by both government and the community sector to describe a range of activities and processes that involve people who use a particular service or product in the design of that service or product.  However there is a lack of consistency in how it is used and what it means in practice.

If co-design is to be effective there needs to be agreement on what it is and how it works. This paper presents the community sector’s perspective on what we have identified as the key elements of co-design.

Q and A: NSW Associations Incorporation Act 2009

On 1 July 2010, the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 came into force to regulate incorporated associations in New South Wales, replacing the Associations Incorporation Act 1984.  New regulations, Associations Incorporation Regulation 2010, were also adopted and provide further material related to the Act. This information sheet summarises the major changes under the 2009 Act and provides ‘plain English’ answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Resource: Formalising partnerships kit

This kit has been developed by the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) through funding received from the NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS). This kit is aimed at small to medium non government organisations (NGOs) who may be interested in formalising a partnership with a view to seeking new funding opportunities or revising the way in which recurrent funding is applied to service delivery.

Template: Declaration of interest

Use this easy to use check list to formalise declarations of conflicts of interest within your organisation.

The Ins and Outs of Community and Business Partnership Programs

This paper was presented by Geraldine Skinner, Director of Community Business Partnerships in 2000 at an NCOSS Conference ‘The Business of Welfare’. It maintains its relevance.

Working Together - PPT resources

​Information sheet: Managing risk

Understand the risks your organisation faces and take the right steps to avoid surprises.

​Information sheet: Managing staff performance

Manage staff performance effectively so that employees are supported and accountable for the performance of their duties.

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