Live Webinar: Mergers, Collaborations and Strategic Alliances in the NFP Sector: When Teaming Up Makes Good Sense


Date:  Tuesday 26th February 2019 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12:30pm 
SA:  10:30am to 12noon  WA: 8am to 9:30am 
NT: 9:30am to 11am  Qld: 10am to 11:30am

The NFP sector is increasingly looking at mergers, collaborations and strategic alliance as a way of increasing efficiency and ensuring future financial sustainability. However, they are not without their challenges.  This session looks at the circumstances where a merger or collaboration may be appropriate and what considerations the board should have. It includes:

  • Why merge? More resources, more funding and less costs?

  • Advantages and disadvantages of merging

  • What are the relevant considerations?

    • legal structure

    • aligning of purpose

    • tax considerations including DGR status, stamp duty, CGT and the new entity’s tax status

    • governance changes - amending the constitution and other relevant documentation post merger

    • the board

  • Collaborating and auspicing - what are they and when are they appropriate arrangements?

Our presenter

Nina Flewell-Smith, Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

Nina’s areas of practice are corporate, commercial and not-for-profit/charity law. She also has experience in litigation and employment law.

Nina regularly advises on multi-faceted, high value commercial transactions and is focused on cutting through the complexity of her matters to the main issues, to achieve the best results for her clients. She listens well to her clients to understand both their commercial and personal needs, and provides them with direct and honest advice about the best course of action.

With extensive experience in the not-for-profit and charity sector, Nina also assists schools, churches, religious denominations, PBIs and other charities in many aspects of their operations – including establishment, mergers/acquisitions, governance, structuring and tax concessions.

Nina has served on multiple not-for-profit and charity boards during her time in the profession, including the board of a higher education institution. She is currently a council member of a large independent P-12 school on the Gold Coast.


This webinar is suitable for accountants and lawyers advising not for profits, and executives working for not for profits and charities – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Accountants can claim up to 2 CPD/Training hours.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBWFEB19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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