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Templates and resources

These resources are specifically designed to be capacity building tools for the NSW social services sector. 

Listed here are media release templates, campaign letter templates and best practice guidelines on a variety of topics, from governance to management and more. 

See the latest resources below or browse by focus area.

Information sheet: Monitoring the Board's performance - adopting standards

Monitoring the board's performance is a worthwhile exercise. This information sheet will help your board set standards that should form a measure for its roles and functions.

Information sheet: Professional Supervision

Over the last few years, professional supervision has become an option of choice for many executive officers/senior managers in the community sector. This information gives guidelines for good supervision and effective professional relationships.

Information sheet: Protecting Your Organisation Against Fraud

Whilst fraud is a risk organisations cannot totally remove, it is possible to put in place strategies and procedures which lessen the likelihood of it occurring and if it does occur, reduce its impact.

Information sheet: Qualities for Good Leadership

Our top tips to become an effective leader of a community organisation.

Information sheet: Quality Improvement Standards for Management and Governance

In this information sheet three main aspects of quality improvement standards in management and governance are introduced:

An overview of quality improvement processes Core standards for management and governance An overview of the diversity of quality assurance processes in NSW

Information sheet: Restructuring or Winding Up NSW Incorporated Associations

The following information is designed for incorporated associations registered with NSW Fair Trading.  Its purpose is to provide an overview to successfully wind up a NSW organisation or close part of its operations and contains links to more detailed information.  It includes general information about legal industrial and financial matters however it is not advice and should not be treated as such.  

Information sheet: Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members of NSW Incorporated Associations

The people sitting on honorary boards and committees of management have important tasks that need to be carried out to ensure the good governance of the organisation. This information sheet outlines the general roles and responsibilities of each board position. 

Information sheet: Selecting a Consultant

This information sheet explores key issues in selecting and engaging a consultant. What not to expect from a consultant? What to do after the contract is signed? Evaluation, possible pitfalls and risk management when contracting a consultant.

Information sheet: Shared Services in the NGO Sector

The general purpose of shared services in the private and government sectors is to streamline functions, which are usually spread across an organisation or a number of organisations, into one business unit. The aim is to achieve cost savings, improve access to services, and concentrate specialist skills to improve efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.

This information sheet looks at models of shared services and how to ensure it works as successfully as possible.

Information sheet: Strategic Planning

This information sheet examines the process of strategic planning.  It defines the concept, examines concerns and barriers to effective planning and outlines the benefits and the process of achieving an effective strategic plan. 

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