Introducing the how to start a charity or not-for-profit course 
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Thinking of starting up a charity or not-for-profit? Well, you are in the right place!
The most comprehensive and informative course available – guaranteed.

We have packaged our extensive knowledge and experience into a carefully crafted course that is easy to understand and easy to follow, and that you can complete at your own pace.

We definitely cover off the legal aspects, this is of course very important, but there is much much more to establishing a charity or NFP. We will discover your purpose, establish whether you need to create a new organisation at all, explore the fundamentals of governance, prepare a constitution, prepare you for incorporation and then registration as a charity – and much more.

Skip the hours and hours of tedious Internet searching. Everything you need to know to establish a charity or not-for-profit is here, right at your fingertips. Time to accelerate getting your new organisation up and running!

It's hard to work out how to establish a new charity or not-for-profit organisation. Just knowing where to start is a massive challenge.

And we know that even if you have made some progress, the information and options available makes things more confusing, not less.

We know these things because we hear it all the time. Helping to start charities and not-for-profits is what we do every day, and why we have become very good at it over the years.

And we really want to help you too!

Darren Fittler, one of Australia's leading lawyers specialising in serving charity and not-for-profit organisations, will teach you everything you need to know. From the seed of an idea, to the full incorporation of your new organisation, it's all here.

Over six modules we will:

  • set the scene and let you know a little about the wonderful NFP and charity sector you are looking to be a part of;
  • explain the lingo, including exactly what a not-for-profit organisation is and what makes an organisation a charity or a deductible gift recipient ("DGR");
  • show you the power of your purpose, why it is so important and how to discover and articulate your specific purpose;
  • challenge you about whether you in fact need to establish a new organisation at all in order to further your passion and purpose;
  • help you understand what being incorporated means and what your incorporation choices are;
  • explore finding and maintaining your tribe of supporters, because without them things will be much much harder;
  • explain what 'governance' means, why it is important and how it directly relates to getting your very first constitution right; and
  • step through incorporating your organisation and applying for charity registration.

And while we take our work and your passion very seriously, we don't take ourselves too seriously – meaning we will also have a bit of fun along the way!

No need to wait any longer to learn all you need to know about establishing a new organisation. It's all here for you in this course.

Does all of this seem a little overwhelming? If it does, that is OK.

Just like starting off any new business or venture, starting off a charity or not-for-profit is super exciting, and will also require a good deal of preparation and work in order to give you the best platform possible for success.

Hey, but don't worry, we will walk you through all of this step-by-step, module-by-module, and you can do it all at your own pace.

By the time you have completed this course, we are confident that you will know more than most people on this topic.

We are so confident that the hundreds of hours of work we have put into this course will be just what you need that we are happy to make it risk free for you.

Here is our guarantee. If you complete the course and can genuinely tell us that you didn't think it was worth the investment, we will refund the entire amount of the course.

So, what have you got to lose? Go on, join us now and finally get that new organisation of yours off the ground. We can't wait to welcome you.

Still reading? Fantastic! Here is an in depth look at what we cover 

Just in case you are not convinced yet, we have set out what the course covers in full detail below module by module.

What you'll get
Module 1 - Introduction and Setting the Scene

In this module you will find:

  • Lesson 1 – Setting the scene.
  • Lesson 2 – What is a not-for-profit organisation?
  • Lesson 3 – What makes an NFP a charity?
  • Lesson 4 – What is deductible gift recipient status and do you need it?
Module 2 – What is Your Purpose (Your 'Why')

This module covers:

  • Lesson 5 – Clarify your 'why'.
  • Lesson 6 – Why is purpose important?
  • Lesson 7 – Roadmap to your Purpose.
Module 3 - Is Starting Something from Scratch the Best Way Forward?
In this part, we will help you explore:
* Module 8 – Do you really, truly, need to set up a new organisation?
* Module 9 – Why do some new organisations fail in the early years?
* Module 10 – Discovering what other organisations do
* Module 11 – Get ready to connect
Module 4 - Getting Ready

This is where we get into the detail, down into the practical stuff and look at:

  • Lesson 12 - Coming up with, or confirming, a name.
  • Lesson 13 – What is incorporation and do you need to incorporate?
  • Lesson 14 – Choosing the appropriate type of entity.
  • Lesson 15 – Articulating your activities – your 'what'.
  • Lesson 16 – Establishing a tribe of supporters, helpers and donors.
Module 5 – Get Set – Governance and Constitution

In this module we will cover:

  • Lesson 17 – What is governance and why is it important?
  • Lesson 18 – What is your Governing Board and what does it do?
  • Lesson 19 – Forming your board.
  • Lesson 20 – What is a constitution?
  • Lesson 21 - What to consider when preparing your constitution and a few introductory matters.
  • Lesson 22 – Your members and membership.
  • Lesson 23 – Your Constitution and the Governing Body.
  • Lesson 24 – Other governance related matters and documents to be aware of.
Module Six – Go

In this module we will cover:

  • Lesson 25 – Preparing for incorporation
  • Lesson 26 – Incorporating your entity
  • Lesson 27 – Registering as a charity
  • Lesson 28 – Registering as a deductible gift recipient ("DGR")
We told you this was the complete edition!

There is no other course on setting up a charity or not-for-profit as comprehensive as this one, and no one more experienced and approachable as Darren.

If this sounds like the course for you, sign up now and let us give you the answers you've been looking for.

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