ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Working Together: MOUs, Mergers & Amalgamations

Event date: 
30 May 2017
Event time: 
2.00pm - 5.00pm
ACTCOSS Meeting Room, 1/6 Gritten Street, Weston ACT 2611

Presented by Mae Tanner, Justice Connect NFP Law

Thinking of working with other community groups or NFPs? Find out what your options are and how to make the partnership legal.

There are many benefits to collaborating with other NFPs – from accessing funding to increasing your reach in the community. However it is important you understand the legal side of various working arrangements and what they might mean for your organisation.

This training session is designed to:

  • outline the legal options available for formally working with other organisations
  • highlight the top ten key legal issues your organisation should consider (e.g. client files and privacy)
  • help you avoid negative legal consequences that can arise from poorly-planned collaborations.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

About the Presenter

Mae Tanner, Lawyer and Trainer at Not-for-profit Law

Admitted to practice in 2008, Mae initially worked as a commercial lawyer and a judge’s associate in the Federal Court of Australia. During five years working in Samoa and Myanmar, Mae gained expertise in training and advising on governance and regulatory issues as a lawyer with a variety of nongovernmental organisations, government bodies and the United Nations. Mae has a Masters in Human Rights and is passionate about assisting not-for-profit organisations to achieve their mission. She has a particular interest in governance, privacy law and managing volunteers. A volunteer herself, Mae was previously a board member for NTA East Indonesia Aid Organisation and is currently involved in establishing a global association of human rights advocates and activists.


Event details
Event cost: 
Members $110.00, Non-Members $150.00, Government/Corporate $165.00
6 Gritten Street
WestonAustralian Capital Territory 2611