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Working with Others: MOUs to Mergers

Not-for-profits often work with other organisations when limited resources, funding or tender requirements drive a need to pool resources and expertise, or strategically align to access tax concessions.

While much great work is achieved when organisations join forces, the legal landscape is becoming increasingly complicated. Choosing and implementing an appropriate arrangement for your plans can be challenging.

This "law-in-plain-English" session from Justice Connect will discuss the legal aspects of organisations working together. It will present various options and each of their legal implications, so you can make a more informed decision for your organisation.

27 November 2019 - 1:00pm27 November 2019 - 4:00pm
Level 3/52-58 William St
New South Wales

At this session, you will learn about - 

  • Differences between:
    •         Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
    •         Partnerships
    •         Auspicing
    •         Joint ventures
    •         Amalgamations
  • Legal options available for formally working with other organisations
  • Key legal issues to consider before working with another organisation
  • Avoiding negative legal consequences of poorly planned arrangements

We’ll also give you top tips and additional resources to help you in future planning

Who should attend?

Board/committee members and senior staff


NCOSS is pleased to have engaged Justice Connect, a not-for-profit organisation that has been building fairer, safer and healthier lives for over 25 years.

Your learning facilitator, Amy Williams, is a trainer-lawyer with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law, as well as experience in providing training to community groups.

Registering is easy.

To optimise the learning environment, places are limited to 20. Please register as soon as practicable to secure your place. Last day to register is Friday 22 November 2019 (subject to availability).


Covers afternoon tea and Workbook:

  •     NCOSS member  – $135/person (includes GST)
  •     Non-NCOSS member - $165/person (includes GST)

Special Needs

Please advise if you have any (e.g. disability access or dietary requirements) when you register.

Cancellation Policy

After 12 November 2019, registration fees are non-refundable but transferable (i.e. to another person attending in your place at the same session).

Queries about this session to:

info@ncoss.org.au (ATTN: Training)

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