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2018 DES Reforms Briefing with Kerrie Langford

The DES Reforms Briefing webinar with Kerrie Langford discusses the key features of the DES paper that was released last week.

Not-for-profits and the NDIS: Toolkit for directors

This toolkit is structured around the domains of business operations for directors of not-for-profits navigating the NDIS.

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Not-for-profits and the NDIS: Toolkit for directors

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The NDIS has thrown up a range of new challenges and information demands for directors of not-for-profits working with the NDIS.

Directors cannot be expected to know everything about everything that goes on in the companies on whose boards they sit. They do however need to feel assured that developments in each domain of a company’s operations remain under scrutiny and control.

This toolkit is structured around the domains of business operations and has two parts:

  1. The Questions for directors are designed to prompt directors to ask the questions that will help them achieve the necessary level of assurance.
  2. The Resources for directors are selected to lead directors toward resources relevant to their role in the organisation.

Questions for directors

Resources for directors

The following resources are relevant to directors of not-for-profit organisations working with the NDIS.

They are grouped by the domains of business operations. 

Resources for several domains

Title: 2016 NFP Governance and performance Study: Australia's NFP sector | Raising the Bar

Author: Australian Institute of Company Directors

Year: 2016

Format: Downloadable PDF

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Title: Not-for-profits and the NDIS: Toolkit for directors

Author: Not for Profit Compliance Support Centre, State Government Victoria

Year: 2014

Format: Website

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Title: Good Governance: It's your business

Author: Ageing, Disability & Home Care, Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government

Year: 2016

Format: Website with downloadable PDFs

Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Corporate governance
  • Chapter 2: Legal issues
  • Chapter 3: Strategic business planning
  • Chapter 4: Financial management
  • Chapter 5: Strategic human resources
  • Chapter 6: Risk management
  • Chapter 7: Fraud prevention and control (Fraud Prevention Toolkit)
  • Chapter 8: Probity in employment
  • Chapter 9: Partnerships
  • Chapter 10: Quality Management

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Title: Good Governance Guides: Not-for-profit sector

Author: Governance Institute of Australia

Year: 2016

Format: Website with links to downloadable PDFs

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Strategy

Title: NDIS Market Approach: Statement of Opportunity and Intent

Year: 2016

Author: NDIS

Format: Downloadable PDF

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Title: Robust Strategic Leadership in Greater Need than Ever

Author: Sheena McKinnon, Better Boards

Year: 2016

Format: Webpage

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Governance

Title: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Author: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Format: Webpage

ACNC has a range of publications that include factsheets, guides, report and other resources for boards.

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Titler: Board Member Recruitment

Author: The Nucleus Group on behalf of NDS. The appendices will be the most useful part of the report for organisations.

Year: 2014

Format: Webpage

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Title: Corporate Governance Handbook for Company Directors and Committee Members 2nd Edition

Author: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Year: 2010

Format: Downloadable document in various formats

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Title: Damn Good Advice for Board Members

Author: Our Community Pty Ltd

Year: 2016

Format: Downloadable PDF

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Title: Legal Governance Webinars

Author: NDS and Justice Connect

Year: 2017

Format: Online videos – Pre-recorded webinars

Content:

  1. Overview of legal governance for NFP boards
  2. Legal Responsibilities of NFP Board Members
  3. Governance: Current Issues for NFP Boards
  4. Working With Other Organisations Part 1 - Overview
  5. Working With Other Organisations Part 2 - MOUs
  6. Working With Other Organisations Part 3 - Contracting and subcontracting
  7. Working With Other Organisations Part 4 - Mergers 1
  8. Working With Other Organisations Part 5 - Mergers 2

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Title: Not-for-profit Law Information Hub

Author: Justice Connect

Format: Website

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Title: Role of the Board

Author: Australian Institute of Company Directors

Format: Webpage

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Clients and Market Focus

Title: Articles on Understanding the NDIS

Author: The Conversation

Year: 2016

Format: Webpage

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Title: FAQs

Author: Every Australian Counts

Year: 2016

Format: Webpage

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Title: Market position statements

Author: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Year: 2016

Format: Webpage with downloadable PDF and Word documents

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Title: Provider Toolkit

Author: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Format: Website with downloadable PDF and Word documents

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Title: Providers

Author: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Year: 2016

Format: YouTube video (6:25 minutes)

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Financial Sustainability

Title: A National Costing & Pricing Framework for Disability Services

Author: Curtin University for National Disability Services

Year: 2014

Format: Downloadable PDF

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Title: Costing and Pricing Learning Programs

Author: Curtin University for National Disability Services

Year: 2016

Format: Website with full learning program including: a study guide, a macro case study, micro case studies, webinars and seminars. Note: free registration is required to access the resources.

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Title: Financial Management

Author: Family and Community Services, NSW Government

Year: 2014

Format: Website with links to downloadable PDF documents, webcasts and Excel-based tools

Content:

  • Costing your service (Unit costing tool and resources)
  • Managing your cash flow (NGO cash flow management tool and resources)
  • Accessing investment and finance (Investment and loan financing tool and resources)

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Title: Key Financial Ratios Tool

Author: National Disability Services

Year: 2015

Format: Webpage

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People and Capability

Title: Adding value: A guide for boards and HR committees in addressing human capital risks and opportunities

Author: Ernst and Young

Year: 2014

Format: Downloadable PDF

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Title: Evaluation of NDS Innovation for High Performance Project

Author: Andrew Hawkins and Alexandra Ellinson, ARTD consultancy team

Year: 2016

Format: Downloadable document

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Title: NDS Employee Engagement Survey (EES)

Author: National Disability Services

Year: 2016

Format: Webpage with contact details

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Information and Knowledge Management

Author: improveIT

Author: Infoxchange

Year: 2016

Format: Website

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Title: Information technology: Governance of IT for the organization

Author: Australian Standard

Year: 2016

Format: Downloadable PDF (Requires payment)

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Title: Information and Knowledge Management

Author: Stephen Beard, The Accounting Professionals

Year: 2015

Format: Webpage and downloadable PDF reports

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Safeguarding and Quality Management

Title: Human Rights Responsibilities of Boards

Author: National Disability Services

Year: 2013

Format: Online video (13:40 minutes)

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Title: Creating Child Safe Institutions

Author: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Year: 2016

Format: Downloadable PDF

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Title: Feeling Safe, Being Safe

Author: Sally Robinson, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University

Year: 2016

Format: Webpage with overview information with link to downloadable PDF

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Title: Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A resource for service providers (plain English)

Author: Department of Human Services, Victoria

Year: 2011

Format: Webpage with downloadable PDF

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Title: Office of the Senior Practitioner - Roadmap to dignity without restraint

Author: Department of Human Services, Victoria

Year: 2012

Format: Webpage with downloadable PDF and Word document

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Title: Safeguarding for Boards

Author: National Disability Services

Year: 2016

Format: Downloadable PDF and Word documents

PDFWord

Title: Social Impact Measurement Toolkit (SIMT)

Author: National Disability Services

Year: 2017

Format: Online video and downloadable report

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Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Cath Ralston, Senior Sector Development Consultant - Tasmania, 03 6212 7305,