22 11, 2019

Our answers to your top 5 questions about Private Ancillary Funds

2019-11-22T07:45:18+09:30

Do you want to be more strategic in your charitable giving, make a real impact on the community and create a lasting legacy as part of your family’s story? Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) can be a great option to achieve these goals. To help you decided whether PAF is right for you, we’ve pulled together our answers to 5 questions we are frequently asked by those considering establishing a PAF.

Our answers to your top 5 questions about Private Ancillary Funds2019-11-22T07:45:18+09:30
30 10, 2018

5 things to consider when preparing or updating your incorporated association’s rules

2018-11-08T07:23:14+09:30

If you are involved with an incorporated association or considering setting one up, then chances are you have come across the term ‘model rules’. Did you know that you do not have to use the model rules? Incorporated associations can choose to write their own rules. Here are 5 things to consider when preparing or updating your incorporated association’s rules.

5 things to consider when preparing or updating your incorporated association’s rules2018-11-08T07:23:14+09:30
9 06, 2017

What do I need to know about setting up a Public (or Private) Ancillary Fund?

2019-11-22T07:22:26+09:30

An 'Ancillary Fund' is a special type of trust that can be used to collect and distribute donations for charitable purposes. The Fund can be set up through a trust deed while you are alive, or through your Will. Importantly, the Fund does not undertake charitable work itself, but can be used as a collection point to pool donations and then distribute them to charities and causes, as decided by the trustees.

What do I need to know about setting up a Public (or Private) Ancillary Fund?2019-11-22T07:22:26+09:30
24 03, 2017

I want to set up a charity to raise money for people overseas. Where do I start?

2018-07-10T09:30:06+09:30

If you want to do charitable work or raise funds to help people living overseas, you should carefully consider your options to make sure your aid is targeted to where it's most needed.

I want to set up a charity to raise money for people overseas. Where do I start?2018-07-10T09:30:06+09:30
13 02, 2017

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice

2019-07-05T14:09:10+09:30

One of the big benefits of being a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) is the availability of tax concessions. But are you making the most of the concessions available to your organisation?

FBT and Not-For-Profits – ‘salary sacrificing’, without the sacrifice2019-07-05T14:09:10+09:30
8 02, 2017

I’m setting up a not-for-profit organisation. What’s the best structure to use?

2017-02-27T11:52:02+09:30

We are commonly asked what's the best structure to use when setting up a new charity or other 'not-for-profit' (NFP) organisation. While incorporated associations and public companies limited by guarantee are often suitable, they are not the only options, and there is no easy 'one size fits all' answer.

I’m setting up a not-for-profit organisation. What’s the best structure to use?2017-02-27T11:52:02+09:30
2 03, 2015

Our top 5 tips for creating an effective social media policy for employees

2017-11-18T09:28:15+09:30

A clear and comprehensive social media policy is essential to set the guidelines of what you expect from your employees. Here are our top five tips for creating an effective social media policy for your SME business.

Our top 5 tips for creating an effective social media policy for employees2017-11-18T09:28:15+09:30
20 10, 2014

Significantly reduce the risk of unfair dismissal claims by following these 6 rules of effective employee management

2017-11-18T10:00:30+09:30

Plan how you are going to terminate an employee when you first take them on. Reduce the risk of an unfair dismissal claim, and make an otherwise unpleasant experience that bit easier. We have spoken to many employers who wish they had planned more carefully from the outset.

Significantly reduce the risk of unfair dismissal claims by following these 6 rules of effective employee management2017-11-18T10:00:30+09:30
12 10, 2013

Avoiding 5 top HR traps with quality employment contracts

2017-11-20T07:36:51+09:30

Quality employment contracts can provide you with a business performance boost, and minimise business downside risks. In this article we discuss some common traps in preparing employment contracts, and how to avoid them.

Avoiding 5 top HR traps with quality employment contracts2017-11-20T07:36:51+09:30
18 09, 2013

Before you get appointed, get prepared

2017-11-20T07:38:05+09:30

Who wants to be a director? Not an easy question to answer these days, with over 700 laws that can make you personally liable for various actions (or inactions) of your company. This article provides some handy safeguards to consider before you agree to become a director.

Before you get appointed, get prepared2017-11-20T07:38:05+09:30
30 03, 2013

What should be in a ‘Heads of Agreement’?

2017-11-20T07:40:48+09:30

Businesses often enter into ‘heads of agreement’, ‘letters of intent’, or a ‘memorandum of understanding’ in the course of negotiating a deal, often without input from a lawyer. So which of these are binding, and which aren’t?

What should be in a ‘Heads of Agreement’?2017-11-20T07:40:48+09:30
5 09, 2012

Are you going to be personally responsible for your company’s debts? We explain how to make sure you are protected.

2018-08-07T09:47:32+09:30

The personal consequences of insolvency for directors continue to deepen. Set out in this article are some indicators of when you should be taking advice on your potential exposures.

Are you going to be personally responsible for your company’s debts? We explain how to make sure you are protected.2018-08-07T09:47:32+09:30