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  • Member Benefits | Buddhist Connection
    Teachers Other Education Projects SRE Contact Form Humanitarian Care Assisting the Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home For Members Member Benefits 22 April 2011 10 51pm admin1 Member Benefits Members of the Buddhist Council of New South Wales enjoy the following benefits 1 Buddhist Group Public Liability Insurance Policy 2 Professional and expert advice from our Member Service Team 3 Permitted use of the BCNSW member crest on your website and publications 4 Support and advice when dealing with the government 5 Promotion and publicity for member events and activities on Buddhist Connection 6 Exemption from the Charitable Fundraising Act 7 Free Buddhist books 8 The ability to vote and participate in our General Meetings 9 Access and support via our Community Network 10 Occasional updates

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/node/31 (2016-02-09)
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  • Member Service | Buddhist Connection
    need to run the organisation and comply with regulations and laws For example an organisation may need to update its constitution make a visa application construct a new temple or publicise its activities They may not even be aware of the need for compliance with laws governing not for profits such as the need for annual reporting to the Office of Fair Trading Member organisations can contact the Buddhist Council for assistance in areas where we have the resources to help This is a free service for our members We can assist our members with general enquiries for a period of up to five hours For more complex enquiries we can refer members to professional firms who are sympathetic to the Buddhist community and may offer their professional services for a discounted fee The Member Service Team is run by legally trained professionals who draw upon the expertise of a range of volunteer professionals who have expertise in such areas as tax finance constitutions fundraising good governance and the requirements of local government Our Member Service Team also understands the day to day needs of Buddhist temples and societies Incorporation The law governing incorporation requires a constitution to be developed and adopted Other issues which can be explored include charitable status non profit status and the application for an Australian Business Number ABN Financial Management Organisations that depend upon donations for their survival require proper processes to be followed to ensure their finances are well managed Issues that can be explored include financial management software public fundraising and the application for funding grants Governance The Management Committees Boards of not for profits requires the use of good governance principles and an awareness of compliance with regulations and mandatory reporting Legal Some temples sponsor the visits to Australia of eminent teachers

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/node/32 (2016-02-09)
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  • Accreditation | Buddhist Connection
    Humanitarian Care Assisting the Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home For Members Accreditation 22 April 2011 10 53pm admin1 Accreditation A comprehensive study of Australia s not for profit sector Views of Leadership and management in the Australian Social Economy Morrow H Bartlett L Silaghi L November 2007 found that the boards and committees of not for profit organisations need more knowledge data and frameworks The knowledge and skills required to run a typical Buddhist temple or society is much greater now than it used to be Boards and committees need to know about good governance tax issues statutory reporting compliance with a variety of legislation rules about fundraising minimising risks and even legal issues As a service to members the Buddhist Council is developing an accreditation program for members who wish to gain the necessary skills to more effectively run their temple or society Not all members are expected to take up this option Those that follow the accreditation path will participate in workshops where they can gain knowledge and skills on how to run a Buddhist temple or society record keeping and statutory reporting fundraising grant funding and tax issues organising volunteers and running events property issues insurance and risk management These topics will be discussed in the spiritual context of running a Buddhist temple or society with the recognition of the complementary roles

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/node/34 (2016-02-09)
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  • Joining | Buddhist Connection
    friend Quoting the Buddhist Council s constitution Membership of the Council shall be open to all Buddhist temples groups and organisations operating in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory To qualify for membership the group or organisation should unite a number of persons in a common Buddhist activity with or without a constitution or formal membership but must have an executive body or person to act on its behalf The Buddhist Council s aims and objectives from its constitution are to serve as the umbrella organisation for all Buddhist temples and organisations in New South Wales who are accredited as members of the Council to liaise with local State and Commonwealth government departments on behalf of its members to act as a watchdog and to take appropriate action in cases of prejudice disadvantage and insult to member organisations or to the Buddhist religion in general to assist in the resolution of disputes within member organisations if so invited to foster a spirit of fellowship co operation friendship and goodwill amongst individuals belonging to the constituent members to facilitate the interchange of information between members regarding their respective activities to serve as a forum for the discussion of matters of common interest to all Buddhists to act in support of member organisations engaged in sponsoring applications for visas for Buddhist monks and teachers coming from overseas countries to work for peace and harmony through inter religious co operation to act in any way to promote the interests and ideals of Buddhism amongst the community at large to promote and engage in social welfare activities to organise religious instruction for children and youths so that they may be aware of ethical and moral values and so become better citizens of Australia to conduct training programmes on Buddhist youth leadership and

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/node/33 (2016-02-09)
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  • The Member Network | Buddhist Connection
    Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home For Members The Member Network 22 April 2011 10 54pm admin1 The Member Network Building a Dharma Community The Buddhist community in Australia is very diverse For example we have Buddhists from Burma Cambodia China Indonesia Japan Korea Laos Malaysia Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Tibet and Vietnam as well as Australia and many other countries We also have all traditions In our Vision a Dharma Community brings all Buddhist traditions and schools together While respecting the distinct value and heritage of each tradition a Dharma Community emphasises the essence of the Buddha s teaching which is common to all Buddhist schools and traditions One role of the Buddhist Council is to help build this Dharma Community The Member Network Sharing Listening Helping To help build this Community the Council will be calling each member at least once per year The aim of building this Member Network is to communicate and share developments across the Community In addition we want to listen to our members and understand the needs of each member organisation We understand that each member may be at a different stage of their development and face various challenges How We Can Help Our Members Some of the ways we can help our Members include providing representation through the Buddhist Council of NSW to government agencies discussing relevant government legislation keeping our youth interested in Buddhism helping to coordinate community wide projects such as Buddhist Festival Month help to recruit volunteers working in the community such as chaplaincy in hospitals

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/node/35 (2016-02-09)
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  • Get Involved | Buddhist Connection
    Resources Education Overview of Buddhist Scripture SRE in Schools Becoming a Buddhist Scripture SRE teacher Information for Schools Offering Buddhist SRE Ongoing Support for Buddhist Scripture SRE Teachers Other Education Projects SRE Contact Form Humanitarian Care Assisting the Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Getting Involved 22 April 2011 9 56pm admin1 Get Involved Volunteer Positions View the volunteer roles currently open at the Buddhist Council of NSW Donate We appreciate your support to continue the work and services of the Buddhist Council of NSW Become A Friend Become a friend of the Buddhist Council and keep up to date with the latest news and events ABOUT US History Our Vision Achievements Strategic Direction Governance Community Representation Our Team Golden Rules NEW TO BUDDHISM Brief History

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/node/7 (2016-02-09)
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  • Vacancies | Buddhist Connection
    Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Positions The Buddhist Council is operated by volunteers for example experienced professionals who wish to contribute something back into the community those who are currently going through a career change students who wish to gain work experience and useful office skills people who want to teach basic values to children in schools people who want to help patients in hospitals or inmates in prisons individuals who want to work behinds the scenes to help the whole Buddhist community What you get in return is spiritual currency and a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction from working with other like minded people This volunteer work can be within our office at home during your breaks at work or out in the community The time required ranges from half a day per month up to a few days per month depending on your availability and what you would like to do If you would like to explore the various volunteer roles we have available please contact email volunteers buddhistcouncil org or fill in the Volunteer Form Sort by Category Order Asc Desc Role Title Category Admin Assistant General office help Audio Visual assistant Professional Skills Chaplaincy Support Assistant Behind the scenes Community Contact Community Activity Community Coordinator Community Activity Community Projects Coordinator Community Activity Eco living Program Assistant Behind the scenes Event Assistant General office help Event Coordinator General office help Expo Team Member Community Activity Fundraising Coordinator Professional Skills Human Resources Coordinator General office Humanitarian

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/vacancies (2016-02-09)
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  • Volunteer Application Form | Buddhist Connection
    Scripture SRE in Schools Becoming a Buddhist Scripture SRE teacher Information for Schools Offering Buddhist SRE Ongoing Support for Buddhist Scripture SRE Teachers Other Education Projects SRE Contact Form Humanitarian Care Assisting the Disadvantaged in Society Animal Protection Humanitarian Disaster Relief Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Program Overview Hospital Chaplaincy Information for Hospitals Prison Chaplaincy Training For Chaplains Becoming a Chaplain On Going Support For Chaplains Other Spiritual Care Projects For Members Member Listing Member Benefits Member Service Accreditation Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Volunteer Application Form Thank you for expressing interest in the open volunteer positions for the Buddhist Council of NSW Please enter your details below and we will contact you about the position you are interested in Name Email Volunteer Position Region Select Inner West North Shore City Eastern Suburbs Western Suburbs Hunter Central Coast Blue Mountains North Coast South Coast Southern Highlands Western NSW ABOUT US History Our Vision Achievements Strategic Direction Governance Community Representation Our Team Golden Rules NEW

    Original URL path: http://buddhistcouncil.org/node/63 (2016-02-09)
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