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Improve my Group

Our Community has developed a wide range of resources to help community organisations be as effective as possible.

Click below to view the available resources to help you improve your group:

Grants and Fundraising

What's the one thing that every community group needs more of? Money. Our Community recognises this and in pursuit of a more viable community sector in Australia, we offer advice on grants and fundraising so that you can become a healthier, more viable community group.

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Business, Governance & Leadership

Fully functional boards and committees are critical to the success of community organisations. We have a range of resources relating to mangaging meetings, completing a role effectively or making sure your constitution is still relevant.

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Finance, Insurance & Risk management

Many community groups tread warily around this topic but by putting proper processes in place and ensuring that the right people are involved the benefits to your organisation are immeasurable. Getting the right balance between proper reporting, managing your risks and making sure you have the right mix of insurance for your group are key components of organisational sustainability.

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People management

People - whether paid staff or volunteers - are the key to the success of any community organisation. Managing relationships with staff and volunteers is imperative which is why Our Community have produced the following to help you.

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Strategic Planning, Review & Revitalisation

No matter how good their intentions, community groups that fail to plan are planning for failure.

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Information Technology

No modern community group can afford to stay on the wrong side of the digital divide. Just by being here, you have already taken the first steps in mastering the internet. In practical terms, you already know most of the things you need to know. The fact that you're here also means that someone -you or someone else - has sorted out the right computer, paid for an account with an Internet Service Provider, and wired you up. In case it wasn't you, we have these matters covered in more detail.

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Community engagement & advocacy

No community group is an island - you need your stakeholders as much as they need you.

To help community groups improve their community engagement and advocacy efforts, Our Community has developed a range of resources.

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Marketing & Media

Marketing and media are central to any attempt to change hearts and minds, to raise money and find regular donors, and to influence, organise and lobby. It's a task no community group can afford to avoid or leave to chance.

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