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Welcome to our resource hub. Here, you’ll find free advice, programs, videos, templates, and links to help you grow and strengthen your not for profit organisation. Many of these resources are contributed by our specialist advisors.

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Community Business Grants

We are proud to offer not for profit organisations across Australia the opportunity to apply for one of our Community Business Grants.

These grants help fulfil our purpose to build the capacity and sustainability of our fellow not for profits; working with over 650 not for profit organisations across Australia, we see various trends and needs within the sector and the communities it serves. Each of our grant rounds offer targeted solutions to support these common sector themes.

Past grant rounds have included:

  • Risk Management Program
  • ResilientMind Program – productive work practices, wellbeing and resilience for managers
  • Financial budget development
  • Financial health check and analysis
  • Finance for non-financial managers – an eight-part finance education program

View and apply for our current grant round

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Business Resilience Toolkit

We have developed the Business Resilience Toolkit, a collection of self-paced learning tools designed especially for professionals working in small not for profit organisations.

Discover the basics of business models, financial management, and risk management with our series of succinct and practical videos. Then consolidate your learning with templates and articles that support you to apply your skills and implement real improvements in your organisation.

The Business Resilience Toolkit addresses some of the most common challenges faced by smaller organisations. Let us support your journey to become a stronger, more sustainable not for profit – and ensure you can continue to serve your community for many years to come.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook and Framework

Your go-to guide for effectively managing mergers and acquisitions

CBB’s CEO Michael Elias draws on many years of business and management experience in the Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook. This handy guide outlines the steps you need to take when considering acquiring or merging with another organisation. You’ll come away equipped with best-practice techniques and procedures to help you successfully manage the entire process.

Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook

You can also access this Strategic Asset Management Framework, which has been specially developed to help you categorise property assets held or those with a potential to acquire or divest. A number of criteria have been adopted in the model that can assist in the definition of the asset and decisions around its future use.

Strategic Asset Management Framework

 

Professional development webinars

Making professional development more accessible for our sector

As part of our commitment to supporting staff in the not for profit sector, we provide free webinars, conferences, and other valuable events that provide professional development opportunities. Below are some recorded sessions that offer insight into sector trends and best practice.

Pro Bono – Healthcare for the Future webinar

We partnered with Pro Bono Australia to produce Healthcare for the Future. Our CEO Michael Elias facilitated a thought-provoking discussion with some of Australia’s leading healthcare experts about the future of the sector. Find out what is predicted for providers and learn about strategies for adapting to the new sector environment given recent Royal Commission findings. Check it out here.

Better Boards Conference 2021

Our CEO Michael Elias facilitated an in-depth panel discussion, with two of our advisors, into identifying, preventing, and managing Board member burnout. Check out the recorded session here.

Articles: free business advice and insight

Our advisors dedicate time to writing articles full of insight, tips, strategies, and solutions for not for profit organisations.

No matter what your organisation works to achieve, you’ll find information to strengthen your business and your mission here.

Foreword: the not for profit newsletter

Sign up to our monthly newsletter Foreword and receive articles, not for profit advice, new grant opportunities, and free programs sent straight to your inbox.

It’s never been easier to hone your skills and learn new tricks!

For disability services providers

If your organisation supports people with disability, we have a a wealth of free resources for you. Find out more about two of our previous programs and access their valuable content below.

NDIS Success

CBB’s free NDIS Success program equipped participating individuals and organisations with the tools and resources required to expand their service offering or adapt and scale current services.

NDIS Success combines insights gained from years of not for profit disability sector experience with practical, relevant tips and tricks. The content is ideal for organisations just starting out and those already operating; there are even two webinars on Governance, providing a professional development opportunity for your board members.

ILC Ready

CBB’s ILC Ready program supported organisations to develop fundable project proposals for the Australian Federal Government’s Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant program.

ILC Ready includes webinars that are useful for organisations of all types and sizes (and you don’t have to be an NDIS provider to benefit). You’ll also find a range of resources – engagement tools, research tools, relevant articles, case studies, and useful websites.

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Managing risk in a not for profit environment

This free booklet provides practical steps to improve your organisation’s approach to risk.

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Key tools in strategic planning

This free booklet maps out a process for analysing and understanding your market and business context as a means to developing your strategic direction.

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Book a free consult

After browsing these resources, you may want to speak with one of our advisors about a challenge or opportunity facing your organisation.