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.

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.

​Information sheet: Probity and governance

Understand probity and how it relates to the good governance of Boards of Management and organisations.

​Information sheet: Managing staff performance

Manage staff performance effectively so that employees are supported and accountable for the performance of their duties.

​Information sheet: Managing risk

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

​Information sheet: Recruitment and good practice

Making sure you get the right person for the job is really important - but it's sometimes hard to do. Here's some tips for getting it right the first time.

Resource: Formalising partnerships kit

This kit has been developed by the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) through funding received from the NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS). This kit is aimed at small to medium non government organisations (NGOs) who may be interested in formalising a partnership with a view to seeking new funding opportunities or revising the way in which recurrent funding is applied to service delivery.

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