Governance – Some resources to help

The links below are to resources that will help your club understand and improve Governance.  Many of the sites have useful information to help your club with other issues as well.

Consumer Affairs – Help on becoming and running and Incorporated Association.
http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-not-for-profits/incorporated-associations   

Justice Connect – Not for Profit Law information Hub http://www.nfplaw.org.au/
and specifically for Governance http://www.nfplaw.org.au/governance (contains Duties Guide)
The Not-for-Profit Law Guide to legal duties covers the key legal duties of the people who hold a position on the governing body of a not-for-profit community organisation, including Victorian Incorporated Associations,

VicSport http://vicsport.com.au/organisation/strengthen-governance/
The Good Governance Toolkit  provides practical information and templates for consideration by Boards, Chairs, CEO’s and other stakeholders responsible for the quality of corporate governance in sporting organisations. The Toolkit assists sport organisations to improve governance practices at a board and leadership level.

Australian institute of Company Directors Principles-and-Guidance-for-NFP-Organisations
Designed to assist boards in determining what constitutes good governance practice for their organisations and to promote and facilitate the crucial conversations and associated activities NFP organisations undertake regularly to achieve good governance.

Club Help – Governance http://www.clubhelp.org.au/governance
This section outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Committee / Board and its members in carrying out their elected duties. Included are down-loadable samples and tools to assist.

Play by the Rules  http://www.playbytherules.net.au/
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety and integrity issues in sport.

Or contact: Mark Taylor
Club Development Office
South West Sport
ph 03 5561 1689
email mark@southwestsport.com.au
Office: 34 Koroit St Warrnambool.