Not for Profit (NFP) organisations operate in a challenging and constantly changing regulatory and economic environment where maintaining and growing their services require a strong foundation and a resilient legal structure.

At CRH Law, we understand the unique challenges facing NFPs and have extensive experience in providing advice across the sector.

Whether your organisation is a charity, community group, church, association or club, we’ll work with you to identify any weaknesses and build on your strengths.

Our NFP specialists can provide you with practical advice on:

  • partnerships and consortiums
  • mergers and amalgamations
  • tax status and compliance
  • optimising your constitution
  • reviewing funding contracts
  • establishing foundations.

We can also help you create a subsidiary organisation to diversify your operations and spread the risk, and advise you on managing your outsourcing, employment and workplace relations.

Securing your future

In the NFP sector, an organisation’s strength and resilience is built on its legal structure. We can help you protect your organisation’s future by working with you to:

  • develop a modern constitution that supports your aspirations and goals
  • review the structure of your organisation
  • develop practical risk management strategies and tools
  • diversify your services
  • protect and maximise bequests
  • secure your gift fund.

Growth through mergers and amalgamations

In an increasingly competitive environment, demonstrating a strong financial position and an ability to operate multiple services can determine whether an NFP organisation will secure the funding vital to their survival.

Growth through mergers and amalgamations is an increasingly attractive way to deal with these pressures.

The keys to successful mergers and amalgamations are careful planning and a rigorous due diligence process. That’s where we can help.

We have considerable experience in assisting NFPs to build a platform for continued success by protecting the interests of all stakeholders throughout the merger or amalgamation process.

Managing risk and compliance

We focus on helping you make sense of the complex legal environment in which your NFP organisation operates. We will:

  • work with you to achieve full compliance with relevant laws and keep you alert to changes
  • advise you on commercial contracts with suppliers, including supporting you during negotiations and reducing your exposure to commercial risk.

Successful workplace relations

As with all organisations, your people are a vital ingredient in your success.

We keep up with the constantly changing government rules and processes for employment and workplace relations and can provide you with expert and timely advice on these issues.

Meet the Not For Profit Team

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Not For Profit Fact Sheets

Not for Profit Services

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What Clients Say

“Having responsibility for the delivery of a wide variety of sustainability and community projects in our region, access to expert legal advice has been critial to DCQ’s success. Joanne’s ability to quickly grasp even the most complex issues facing our business sets her apart from other lawyers. Her advice is always timely, practical and reliable and I would have no hesitation in recommending her or the Carne Reidy Herd team.”
Leanne Kohler, Chief Executive Officer - Desert Channels Group
“Joanne has been advising integratedliving Australia Ltd for over 4 years. Having initially assisted integratedliving Australia Ltd with Corporate Governance issues surrounding a merger, we now rely on her valuable advice for a range of corporate, commercial and property issues. Joanne’s knowledge of the issues facing not for profit organisations is comprehensive and her passion for the sector is always apparent. Whether we have a small question or a larger legal issue, Joanne can be relied upon for her responsiveness and pragmatic approach and she has consequently become an invaluable adviser to our business.”
Catherine Daley, Chief Executive Officer - integratedliving Australia Ltd
“I would like to thank you for all the work and support you have provided to me personally and to NORWACS. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and a great professional development opportunity for me to work with you on this project. Can you pass on my thanks to Claire and to your team. I look forward to continuing with our working relationship.”
Felicia Collyer, Executive Officer - NORWACS