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ACNC: Governance Standard 2

 The ACNC has been reminding registered charities that they must continue to satisfy governance standard 2: Accountability to members. Charities that have members must take reasonable steps to be accountable to their members and provide them with adequate opportunity to raise concerns about how the charity is governed.

One common way charities comply with this standard is by arranging and holding an AGM. Charities that have had to delay their AGM due to COVID-19 should consider how else they can be open and accountable to members. For example, this could include actions such as providing regular updates and information to members about the charity’s activities and finances, or allowing other forms of participation through question and answer sessions. If the information is not privileged only to members, it could be published on the charity web page.

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