Charity Status Opportunities and Obligations - CBAA Webinar

WEBINAR: Charity Status Opportunities and Obligations - 28 February 2023

Joshua Cole, 21st February 2023
In this webinar we will look at what is required for community broadcasters to be registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. In particular we will explore the opportunities and obligations that accompany charity registration. 

We will explore opportunities such as:  

  • choosing the right subtype of charity registration for your organisation; 

  • accessing concessions and benefits that come with charity registration; 

  • choosing the right charitable corporate structure for your organisation; 

  • undertaking fundraising, commercial activities and social enterprise; and 

  • collaboration, joint-ventures and mergers with other charities, as a means to increase impact. 


We will also unpack the obligations of charitable registration, such as: 

  • meeting the ACNC Governance Standards; 

  • ensuring directors meet their responsibilities and duties as responsible persons; 

  • implementing and following effective policies and procedures for your organisation; and  

  • meeting reporting obligations. 

Presented by:

Jonathan Green, Associate at Mills Oakley Jonathan Green, Associate at Mills Oakley

Jonathan is an Associate in the not-for-profit, human rights and social impact team at Mills Oakley. Having worked in the not-for-profit and charity sector as an executive, executive director and as a legal advisor for over fourteen years, Jonathan has a wealth of experience and understanding of both the regulatory requirements and the ‘on the ground’ practicalities of implementing initiatives for social impact. 

His areas of expertise relate particularly to charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations and in particular matters regarding property & construction, government funding and finance agreements, commercial arrangements and agreements, establishment, structuring and merging of not-for-profit entities, trust arrangements, governance reviews and advice and charity endorsement and advice. In addition to his practice at Mills Oakley, Jonathan puts his knowledge and experience in the sector to practice as a volunteer and board member with a number of charities. 

Catch up on the webinar via CBAA Learning.

This webinar was held at 3:00PM (AEDT) Tuesday, 28 February 2023

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