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Finance the September focus for festival

By Lachlan Pollock, Our Community

It's been a busy month on the Festival of Community Directors calendar, with three very popular webinars taking place.

August kicked-off with the Taking Minutes webinar, designed to upskill board-secretaries going into AGM-season. The webinar recording is available for purchase for just $65 and is a must-see for any minute-taker.

The focus then shifted to strategic planning, with the webinar Setting an Effective Course for Your Organisation. This webinar took a look at how boards are moving from long-term planning to adaptive strategic review. If you missed the webinar, fear not! The webinar recording is available for purchase - it's just $65 and is sure to help your organisation find its course.

To begin September, the Festival of Community Directors teamed up with whistleblowing experts YourCall for a free webinar on whistleblowing at not-for-profits. The webinar generated a great deal of interest, with over 500 people tuning in live or listening to the recording later. If you didn't sign up, there's no need to worry. You can still access the recording here.

This whistle-blowing webinar was the first of seven free webinars taking place as part of the festival's September calendar. For more information on future webinars, read on.

More training opportunities available

There are only a few more of training opportunities to come during the 2019 Festival of Community Directors.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to be involved!


Not-for-Profit Finance Week, an initiative of Commonwealth Bank and Our Community, is a celebration of ideas, knowledge and financial capacity-building for the $100 billion Australian not-for-profit sector. The aim of this event is to bolster the financial capacity and sustainability of the sector, and provide support for the staff, board members and treasurers carrying out the important task of overseeing the finances. Catch the information packed series of free webinars.


This year we presented governance training for the disability services sector for over 200 community groups across Australia. The last instalment of the Rethinking Governance for the Disability Sector training sessions will take place in Sydney on Friday 20 September and is free thanks to the support of CommBank.


As the end of the year draws near, the last full week of October is a perfect time to begin planning for #GivingTuesday, which falls on 3 December 2019 - the start of the Christmas giving season in Australia. Resources provided during this week will help you to understand how to make the most of this annual celebration. Catch the webinar How to Make a Motza during Giving Tuesday for free!


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