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Helping Out booklet and map

The City of Melbourne's Helping Out booklet and map provide a comprehensive list of free and low-cost services available from organisations in the central city and surrounding suburbs. The booklet and map include information about food, accommodation, health services, drug and alcohol services and legal advice from more than 70 organisations throughout the City of Melbourne. This booklet contains an alphabetical list of all agencies and the services they offer. Organisations span across health, legal, homelessness, housing and more.  

Sample Confidentiality Agreements for Information about Clients – National Council of Nonprofits

These sample Confidentiality Agreements for Information about Clients may be helpful to those organisations collecting and storing sensitive information. Please note: These samples are provided for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal or other professional advice. The National Council of Nonprofits encourages nonprofits to seek the advice of competent professional advisors prior to adopting this, or any template document.

ATO Self Governance Checklist for NFP

This self-governance checklist has been produced by the Australian Tax Office to help organisations check how well they understand and manage their tax and super obligations. Download now ATO Self governance checklist for NFP

ATO Handover Checklist for NFP Administrators

This checklist will help you organisation handover its tax affairs to a new administrator. Download now ATO Handover checklist for not for profit administrators

Not-for-profit Law Information hub (legal information for community organisations)

Not-for-profit Law (previously known as PilchConnect) is a specialist legal service established to provide free and low cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations in Victoria and New South Wales. Not-for-profit Law ‘helps the helpers' by providing tailored legal information, advice and training to not-for-profit community organisations. By relieving the burden of legal issues, organisations can better focus their time and energy on achieving their mission - whether that's supporting vulnerable people, delivering community services, enhancing diversity or bringing together the community. Visit the website here.

Better Information Handbook

Do you publish community legal information? This comprehensive guide draws together principles of plain language and gives practical, step-by-step publishing advice. Learn the importance of knowing and writing for your audience, choosing the best format for your publication and how to know if it is working. Contents: • Why produce better information? • Better information overview • Producing better information • Post-production considerations • Resources • Project plan builder Better Information Handbook

Legal resources for community organisations and NFPs – Justice Connect

Justice Connect, formerly PILCH,  is a specialist legal service set up to provide free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations and to advocate on their behalf. Justice Connect aims to ‘help the helpers' through free or low-cost legal information, advice and training.  Justice Connect's advocacy is focussed on improving the legal framework and reducing red tape for the not-for-profit sector. Read more about Justice Connect here.