Recorded Webinar: Charities and Not for Profits: Getting the Constitution Right

Thursday 29th September 2016

Duration: approx 2 hours

About the webinar

The constitution of a NFP is the roadmap for running the organisation.  It is also the contractual document that binds members and directors. Ensuring the constitution is carefully drafted is very important.  Updating the constitution as the organization develops or the law changes is also necessary. This session examines some of the key considerations with a constitution.  It covers:

  • The constitution’s purpose and role
  • Key inclusions:
    • purpose of organization
    • purpose and objectives
    • main procedures for decision making
    • roles, rights, responsibilities and removal
    • control of assets and finances
    • audit process
    • board structure – appointment and removal
  • The practical implications of the constitution
  • The Corporations Act and your constitution
  • Tailoring the constitution to your organization
  • Amending a constitution
  • Ensuring accountability through the constitution
  • Term of office of directors – should there be a maximum term?
  • The role of succession planning in the constitution
  • What sort of financial reporting should be required and should it be reflected in the constitution?

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for lawyers advising not for profits, and executives working for not for profits and charities – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

Paul Paxton-Hall, Director, Paxton-Hall Lawyers, Brisbane 

Paul Paxton-Hall had been a partner of a large national firm for over 30 years before retiring from the partnership and establishing a practice in Brisbane in February 2007. 

Paul has worked in the commercial, property, finance and tax areas of the law all his career.  His focus remains in the company and commercial areas of the law with a passionate commitment to the not-for-profit sector and to business succession and estate planning work generally.

Amongst a range of board commitments, Paul is the deputy chair of the Queensland Education Leadership Institute and a member of the Queensland Law Society's Not-for-Profit Committee. 

Product Code: WB1SEP16
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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