Rules for a Charitable AssociationThis document sets out practical rules for an unincorporated charitable organisation with respect to key management and operational areas such as committee structure, decision-making processes, member registration, contracting and indemnification.
This document sets out practical rules for an unincorporated charitable organisation with respect to key management and operational areas such as committee structure, decision-making processes, member registration, contracting and indemnification. Having a clearly-defined set of rules will help your charitable organisation establish transparency, clearly define decision-making processes and prevent future disputes.
This document allows you to clearly define the purposes of your unincorporated charitable organisation and the implications of deviating from these purposes. Additionally, this document also sets out internal financial policies regarding the management of funds and assets, financial reporting and record-keeping. There are also provisions dealing with the registration of members, their rights and disciplinary processes. Finally, this document covers crucial internal management matters concerning committee duties, decision-making in meetings and dispute resolution.
Use Rules for a Charitable Association if:
You run an unincorporated charitable organisation
You are a small, member-based organisation governed by a committee
You primarily conduct your activities through volunteers
You have minimal assets and the work you undertake has minimal risk
What do Rules for a Charitable Association provide?
This document provides rules regarding:
Adherence to organisational purposes
The management of funds and assets
Committee structure, decision-making processes and duties
Contracting and indemnification
Membership, registration, member rights and disciplinary action
The alteration of rules