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How to start a not for profit: why would you? | Part 1

Date: 08 March 2017 at 02:00 pm Presenter: David Crosbie and David Locke Run time: 60 minutes Location: Online Live Tickets: $55 – $330 (in AUD) Materials Price: $0 (in AUD)

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The Post Webinar Pack is now available for purchase. It includes materials for both ‘How to start a not for profit: Why would you? | Part 1’ and ‘How to start a not for profit: Meeting legal and tax obligations | Part 2’. 

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Are you looking to start a not for profit or a new charitable venture in the rapidly expanding charitable sector?

Our 60-minute webinar on Wednesday 8 March will help you answer the tough questions you need to ask to get the ball rolling:

  •     With more than 600,000 not for profits in Australia, why are you starting another?
  •     What’s your motivation?
  •     Who else is working in your area?
  •     Are you reinventing the wheel or providing something new?
  •     What will success look like and how will you measure it?
  •     How can you make the organisation sustainable?
  •     What are common mistakes made by new ventures?


David Crosbie and David Locke

David Crosbie and David Locke

David Locke, Assistant Commissioner, Charity Services David Locke is the Assistant Commissioner, Charity Services, at the ACNC. In this role David is responsible for the provision and overall management of the ACNC's one-to-one services to charities, the ACNC’s portal and communications. David previously held senior roles at the Charity Commission of England and Wales. David has served as a board member and volunteer on a number of not-for-profit organisations.
David Crosbie, CEO Community Council for Australia
David Crosbie has been a leader in Australia's not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, where he has offered a leading voice on drug and alcohol recovery, community belonging and accountable and consultative policy. He has since been a critical player in building the impact and viability of the not-for-profit sector, becoming Chief Executive Officer of the Community Council for Australia (CCA) in 2011. David currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and Impact Investing Australia. He is formerly CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia, Odyssey House Victoria and the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. He has served on a range of other key national bodies including as Chair of the National Compact Expert Advisory Group, a member of the NFP Sector Reform Council, and the Community Response Task Group. David has been involved in various national projects and initiatives including being on the judging panel for PwC not-for-profit Transparency Awards, The Search Collaboration for Impact Award, and a board director of several not-for-profit organisations including the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
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