Managing Activities
Managing Staff & Volunteers
Running The Organisation
Getting Young People Involved
Succession Planning
Planning before the Event or Activity
Managing The Activities
Evaluation and Review
Finding New Staff
Orientating and Inducting New Staff
Training Staff
Recognising and Awarding Volunteers
Managing Behaviour
Managing Bullying
Access and Equity
Child Protection
Clubs, Associations and Businesses
Running Meetings
Money Management
Getting Control of the Paperwork
Work Health and Safety
Planning For The Future
Understanding Youth Involvement
Taking Action: 10 Steps to Engaging Youth in Club Decision-Making
Helpful Links and Resources
Section 1: Introduction to Succession Planning
Section 2: The Succession Planning Process
Section 3: Crucial Ingredients for Steps 1-5
Step 1. Stop and Think
Step 2. Identify Barriers to Participation for Young People
Step 3. Decide How Your Club will Involve Young People in Decision-Making
Step 4. Form Community Partnerships
Step 5. Recruit Young People
Step 6. Induct Young People in to your Club General Induction Information
Step 7. Effectively Communicate with Young People
Step 8. Invest in Young People
Step 9. Mentor your Young Volunteers
Step 10. Recognise Volunteers and Thank Them for Their Work
Step 1: Examine your club’s position
Step 2: Identify skills required to fill critical roles in your club
Step 3: Assess the skills gap in your club and identify potential successors
Step 4: Develop and prepare potential successors
Step 5: Evaluate your succession plan



This section is designed to help you find funding for your project.

Before you go searching for funding, you should have some idea about how much money you need. The financial management section will help you put together a basic budget. You will not get funding if you can't show the funders what you plan to do with their money.

There are three main sources of funding that community services use to pay for their programs.
Government funding is the main source of 'recurring' funding - funding that comes in every year, year after year. You can also apply for smaller, one- off grants. The community.grantready.com.au and also at ourcommunity.com.au site has details of all state and federal government funding sources and many non government sources.

Non government funding grants are not recurring but there are a number of them and they can have a lot of money. Some of these are because someone has died and left their money to be spent on community projects. Some of it is from the money that clubs earn through poker machines, which they then give to the community. The list at community.grantready.com.au and also at ourcommunity.com.au  will take a while to get through but many organisations have found it worthwhile to spend some time exploring.

Sponsorship This is when a business provides money or resources to a club in exchange for some form of rights and/or associations with the club that may be used to help the business commercially. This could be in the form of a logo on a football, signs at an oval or free advertising in the newsletter.
Most large sports organisations depend on the income and support of their sponsors. Businesses like to be associated with sports clubs and players because it helps build their reputation within the community. Sponsorship can be used as a cheap alternative or addition to advertising, while at the same time benefitting their local community.
NSW Sport and Recreation has resources to help you get sponsorship for your club – go to http://www.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/sportsclubs/ryc_sponsor.asp

Donations are a little different to sponsorship. Most businesses and individuals don't expect to get anything back in return for their donation. Mostly, when people or businesses give a large donation, they do expect to get some of their money back from the tax office. If you are registered with the tax office as a charity, this is no problem. If not - and you are a sports club -the Australian Sports Foundation can help, by taking the money on your behalf and returning it to you. They also have some funds of their own to donate. There are more details at http://www.asf.org.au/
Alternatively, you can register with the Australian Giving Centre at http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/giving/giving_main.jsp which can help you receive donations online. They have lots of advice and strategies on their website for getting donations.Go to http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/funding/funding_article.jsp?articleId=1692

Fundraising activities such as earning money through activities such as barbecues and stalls can take a lot of work but can also have other benefits. Money raised this way can be spent almost any way you choose (as long as you didn’t say it was going to be used for a specific purpose, of course!) Membership fees, hall bookings and other 'earned income' can also bring in a steady income for your club or organisation, while annual fetes or festivals can become a regular part of your community's event calendar, building in size every year.
Some ideas for fundraising can be found on NSW Sport and Recreations website at http://www.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/sportsclubs/ryc_fund_ideas.asp , or at http://www.fundraisingideas.com.au/

Links to funding sources

http://www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au/funding-grants A NSW government site which aims to help local communities across the State share ideas on how to enhance and strengthen their community.
community.grantready.com.au and ourcommunity.com.au Sites containing all state and federal government funding sources and many non government sources
http://www.asf.org.au/home - The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) operates the Sport Incentive Program which aims to increase chances for Australians to participate and do well in sport. Sports organisations can apply for funding from the program, but the program can also make it easier for clubs to collect tax deductible donations.
http://www.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/grants - NSW Sport and Recreation has a list of grants for sporting or recreational clubs for developing their facilities, event development, professional development and athletic development.
http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/funding/funding_article.jsp?articleId=1026 - Our Community has a short list of the ten best fundraising ideas with supporting factsheets and resources.

Further information

https://www.ato.gov.au/non-profit/non-profit-news-service/in-detail/articles--2012-13/non-profit-news-service-no--0379---new-version-of-the-income-tax-guide-for-non-profit-organisations/ - The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has released a Guide to Fundraising for Not for Profit organisations, to help you know where you stand with taxation when you raise funds.