Free whistleblowing policy contributes ‘millions’ in value

Posted on 12 Feb 2020


An updated free whistleblower policy released by ICDA for use by not-for-profits has been a popular addition to the institute’s Policy Bank.

In just six weeks, the revised policy was downloaded 1454 times, with demanding continuing to tick over strongly, Our Community partnerships director Sarah Richardson said.

From January 1, some not-for-profits have been required by law to have a whistleblower policy in place.

“Our Community partnered with not-for-profit legal experts Moores to develop this new policy for the not-for-profit sector, which is now consistent with recent whistleblowing reforms that apply to some not-for-profit organisations,” Ms Richardson said.

Ms Richardson said the resource was a valuable addition to the Policy Bank, an estimated that a customised policy could cost an organisation up to $4000 to produce.

“We calculate that by distributing this one policy, Moores and Our Community have together contributed $5.8 million worth of value to the sector in just six weeks”.

“This resource is a great example of our partnership’s commitment to building capability in the not-for-profit sector.”

“Now, even if the law doesn't insist on it, there's no reason not to have a robust whistleblowing policy in place.”

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The Policy Bank, ICDA’s most popular resource, holds more than 60 policies available for free download, adaptation and use by any not-for-profit organisation. It’s easy to find policies that meet your needs.

Policies cover values, governance, financial management and control, communication, volunteering and human resources. And they’re a great starting point for any organisation that needs to develop or revise a policy.

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ICDA also encourages not-for-profits to deposit the policies they’re most proud of, to help other organisations develop better practices.


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Please note that the whistleblowing policy is a template for guidance only. For assistance in tailoring this policy, legal advice at a pre-agreed price, or training in this area, contact Moores at (03) 9843 2119 or [email protected].

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