Not for profit organisations

Support for the Victorian not-for-profit community sector to be sustainable into the future.

The Centre for Community Services System Development (formerly known as the Office for the Community Sector) has two key responsibilities: driving cross-government activity that reduces unnecessary burden related to government accountability and compliance requirements; and supporting the sector to build capacity to continue to be responsive to the needs of Victorians.

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Communication with community organisations

Communicate with the Centre for Community Services System Development: Contact Us, Not for Profit News and Not for Profit Summit.

Publications for community organisations

A range of publications for not for profit community organisations to download for free.

Setting up a not for profit organisation

Links to information on; setting up a not for profit organisation, social enterprise, incorporation and other structures.

Workforce capability tools

The Workforce Capability Framework lists the skills, knowledge and attributes needed in a wide range of emerging and current roles in the not for profit sector, for use in attraction and retention, performance management and career planning.

Philanthropy

Government and philanthropic organisations may both provide funding to not for profit community organisations as they recognise that value and efficiency can be increased if they work collaboratively.

Community foundations

A community foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation working in a specific geographic area. Community foundations are dedicated to strengthening local communities, creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion.

Business and the community sector

Resources to assist a not for profit organisations and/or a business, considering embarking on relationship.

Governance for community organisations

Information on; governance structures, boards, policies, procedures and processes, financial responsibility and accountability and links to other governance resources.

Strategic business planning

Resources to assist a not for profit organisation and/or a business, considering embarking on relationship, and/or a shared services arrangement and information about business planning.

Finance for community organisations

Find out about Foresters Community Finance, Social Traders, and links to grant and fundraising resources.

Technology for community organisations

A range of resources to assist your not for profit organisation use technology to support your core business.

Evaluation for community organisations

A step-by-step process of designing an evaluation so you can assess whether your project or program has met its objectives and achieved its desired outcomes.

Victorian Common Funding Agreement

The Victorian Common Funding Agreement is used by all Victorian Government departments that fund not for profit community organisations to deliver services and projects.

Legislative reform

The latest legislative reform designed to relieve unnecessary burden on not for profit organisations.

National Standard Chart of Accounts

The National Standard Chart of Accounts provides a common approach for not for profit community organisations when collecting and recording financial information and consists of a set of accounts, which can be set up in most accounting software systems.