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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: Disaster Readiness Resources

The following information and resources were developed in response to the Victorian bushfires in 2009.  They are designed to assist communities and the organisations working with them respond to emergency situations.

Information sheet: Ethical Frameworks: Code of Ethics and Conduct

Managing ethics in the workplace involves identifying and prioritising values to guide behaviours in the organisation. This can be achieved through the development of codes of ethics and conduct and associated policies and procedures.

Information sheet: The Board and the CEO - Building an effective relationship

It has been said that the most important decision any Board can make is the appointment of their Executive Officer. And the most important relationship is that between the board, particularly the executive and the executive officer. Here are some tips for ensuring this relationship is productive.

Information sheet: Qualities for Good Leadership

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

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: Managing conflict of interest

This information sheet will define what a conflict of interest is and provide a framework for managing the risks associated with real or perceived conflicts.

Information sheet: Good governance

This fact sheet provides governance guidelines to assist NGOs to operate to high standards of governance so they are effective in achieving the goals of their organisation and ensuring proper accountability.

Template: Declaration of interest

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

Information sheet: Board performance review

This information sheet outlines principles for effective Board reviews and offers some practical information for Boards that seek to evaluate their efforts.

Information sheet: Attracting board members

Attracting skilled people onto boards is never easy. Here are some tips to getting the right mix of skills and passion on your board.

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