A NSW free from poverty and inequality

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.

Skilled to Thrive: Supporting decision making and problem solving using the Tree of Life

These resources are for disability advocates, social services staff and group facilitators who assist people through tough times.

This practice guide prepares workers to help people make decisions in difficult periods of their lives.

The implementation of the practice guide can be enhanced through the use of:

Social Innovation Council

The Social Innovation Council (SIC) is a strategic partnership between the NSW Government and the Forum of Non-Government Agencies (FONGA).

New NGO Capability Building Tool

The NGO Capability Building Tool allows organisations delivering human services to self-assess against 10 capabilities related to customer centred service delivery. It includes links to free resources and training for self-directed learning.

The tool is free, voluntary and confidential.

Template letter for your local MP

NCOSS has created a template letter for your local MP to advocate for change to the indexation rate, as set out in the recent State Budget, from 1.75% to at least 3%.

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.

VCOSS Governance Healthcheck

The VCOSS Governance Healthcheck assesses your organisation’s governance (including board structures and policies) and financial structures (including financial oversight and controls), and suggests improvements. All you have to do is answer a series of questions, either as an individual on behalf of your organisation or as part of a group. 

Start your health check.

​Information sheet: Managing risk

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

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