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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: Working Together - Glossary of Key Legal Terms

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

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: Board Delegations

Where the Board has the power to engage in an activity, it can choose to delegate that responsibility to another party, to enable the organisation to operate effectively and efficiently, whilst functioning legally. This information provides some general principles for how the Board can delegate responsibility.

Information sheet: Addressing Poor Performance

Performance management is a significant part of every manager's job and dealing with poor performance is inevitable. This information sheet provides tips on how to deal efffectively with poor performance at the first signs of a problem.

Information sheet: A Guide to Ethical Decision Making

Managing any organisation, either as a board member or manager, will require making decisions that have ethical components, some of which can be extremely complex.   Whilst laws set out the requirements for boards and organisations to operate correctly, ethical standards extend these legal requirements. It’s not just about ‘doing things right’ but ‘doing the right thing’.

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: 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. 

Information sheet: Job Evaluations

This fact sheet outlines several approaches to assessing positions within an organisation each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

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: 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.  

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