Articles written By Better Boards
Gavin Nicholson on Handling Complexity in Decision-Making
In this video, on handling complexity in decision-making Gavin Nicholson – Associate Professor at the QUT Business School – examines how decision-making processes can help to tackle significant complexity in matters considered by the board. Hear from speakers like Gavin at the Better Boards Conference
Better Boards Conference 2016
Better Boards would like to thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors for attending the Better Boards Conference 2016. We sincerely hope you found the experience enriching and that you made some valuable contacts through your interaction with other delegates during the day. We look forward to seeing many of you again at future events.
Darren Fittler on Knowing Your Organisation’s Purpose
In this video, Darren Fittler – Lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin – discusses the strategic value of understanding your organisation’s purpose, not just what your organisation does. Darren facilitated a workshop entitled “Never Forget Your Purpose…Ever!” at the Better Boards Conference 2015. See more speakers like Darren at the Better Boards Conference.
Board Perspectives: Key Skills for Making Constructive Contributions
Board effectiveness and competency are influenced by a great many factors. Arguably a critical factor is the skills held by board members and how these are used in concert to strengthen both the board and the organisation. To get to the bottom of what key skills should be required of all board members in order to contribute effectively in the boardroom, we put the word out to our network. We asked board members from a range of Australian non-profit organisations their perspective on this issue and the results were fascinating.
Better Boards Conference 2015
Better Boards would like to thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors for attending the Better Boards Conference 2015. We sincerely hope you found the experience enriching and that you made some valuable contacts through your interaction with other delegates during the day. We look forward to seeing many of you again at future events.
What is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)?
As with the term “charity”, “deductible gift recipient” is a specific legal status that can only be used to describe organisations specifically endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (or named in tax law as a deductible gift recipient). Deductible gift recipient (DGR) status carries with it certain legal responsibilities and only certain types of entities qualify. Entities that are endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) can receive income tax deductible donations.
R.I.P. The NFP Member?
Has the NFP member become irrelevant? Watch this presentation from Queensland-based lawyer Brian Herd and decide for yourself. In this humorous and controversial plenary presentation from the Better Boards Conference 2014 Brian explores the advantages and disadvantages of the non-profit organisational membership.