As we slowly start to transition into a new phase of business during COVID-19, NFPs and charities are now looking for ways to continue business with restrictions in place for the foreseeable future.
Boards must now begin to reassess how their NFP or charity is performing during COVID-19, and their new long term goals and concerns. Boards must reconsider their stakeholders and their capacity to support the organisation, the future of government grants, as well as whether their operations continue to satisfy their NFP or charitable purpose. Finally, NFPs and charities should continue to proceed with caution when considering becoming party to any contracts during and post COVID-19.
This presentation will:
- Provide an update on government incentives and legislative changes for NFPs and charities;
- Provide guidance on how boards and senior management should strategise during the coming months for the long term benefit of the organisation; and
- Discuss what NFPs and charities should be considering when negotiating any contracts during and post COVID-19.
Meet the Speaker
Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley
Acting for numerous charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations, Vera has over 25 years experience in the legal profession. In her work, Vera is well recognised for her expertise in assisting clients with governance and fundraising issues, restructuring and mergers and regularly advises on constitutions and ACNC/ATO endorsements.
Vera has written several academic works, including a chapter within ‘Charity Law’ (2012, 2016 and 2018) published by Thompson Reuters.
Vera further edits the Clubs & Societies title in the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, and reviewed the Community Care and Service regulatory compliance module for LexisNexis, covering such topics as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community housing.
Vera sits on numerous charity boards, associations and committees including the ACNC Professional User Group, the Community and Consumer Consultative Group, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW and The Eric Dare Foundation.