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Do you know what’s involved with running an NFP organisation and what the penalties are if you get i

Running a successful Not for Profit (NFP) organisations requires much planning, dedication and well laid-out governance. Alongside these key factors, all NFP organisations are governed by their states’ Not for Profit laws and must comply with them. If you are an incorporated association you have certain legislative requirements to follow which lay out how to run an NFP organisation. Yet there is a good deal of legislation- so much so that it may appear confusing, as you try to identify what your NFP must do in order to remain legal and of good standing. It is prudent to seek sound legal advice when at the stage of determining what legislative requirements apply to your NFP. The legislation y

How to make 2015 the most successful yet for your NFP organisation!

To make your organisation truly successful in 2015, it is imperative to concentrate efforts on strategic planning. When you have a clear aim and a well-researched plan by which to achieve organisational targets, your NFP will have greater direction, motivation and ultimately a more positive impact on the communities it serves. Key areas to focus on include: Appointing a dedicated board or committee with well-defined roles Research and develop your organisation’s vision and goals for the year An operational plan, with clear strategies Identify clear fundraising strategies and a plan to implement them A risk management plan A reliable measurement of organisational performance and board effecti

Do you have someone to assist you with the governance of your Not for Profit organisation, in areas

Running a Not for Profit (NFP) organisation is a dedicated job, operated by professionals who seek to effect positive change through their programs and campaigns. Implementing these programs can consume both your time and your resources. However there are other aspects to running a successful NFP organisation, such as corporate governance, administrative and secretarial tasks, regulatory issues, audits and AGMs all of which are vital to running a well-organised and efficient NFP. Good governance of your NFP arises from employing the right group of people to do the job. To allow for efficient and effective organisation, it is wise to engage people who are highly experienced in this field. Eff

Here’s what you need to know about preparing your Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisation for 2015

The beginning of a new year offers the leaders of a Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisation a unique opportunity to ensure that the organisation is on track to increasing overall productivity and effectualness. Preparing your NFP takes time, dedication, planning and research. In order to get the best from the year ahead, you must first reflect on the year gone by. What are the steps you can take to ensure a productive 2015? Listen to feedback- and use it! Your AGM offers a wonderful opportunity to hear from members and stakeholders of the NFP, and to garner an understanding of how the organisation’s work was felt to have performed. It also offers a chance to receive constructive feedback and to im

Do you have a plan to raise funds or increase membership for your Not for Profit organisation in 201

As 2014 closes and the New Year is here, it is time to formulate a plan to ensure the success of your Not for Profit Organisation (NFP) through strong funding and increased membership. A healthy revenue stream and strong membership base are among the most vital factors in the continued effectiveness of any NFP. However NFP leaders are often fully engaged in carrying out program activities and striving to achieve the organisation’s goals- so much so, that planning for much needed funding and support may done as an after-thought or in haste. In 2015, establish a solid foundation for your NFP by planning and implementing a well-developed funding model and campaign to drive increased member supp

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