How we do it The company’s values are summarised in the phrase “Expertise, with integrity, for Christ”. More practically, we subscribe to Robert Lupton’s Oath for Compassionate Service¹:
Our mission The mission of Business by The Book is to help not-for-profit organisations, principally those in Australia, who are helping people in need of care or justice, by providing them with pro bono and discounted governance, company secretarial and (select) management consulting expertise. This is done in a manner that is consistent with the principles of the Bible, and all the time with the hope that we can share our faith in Jesus Christ.
Recent survey evidence[i] shows that there are great many associations that report using the cash basis. Many of these associations are charities. And many of these charities are yet to submit their 2014 Annual Information Statement to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)[ii]. If they used the cash basis ‘in the past’ they can […]
Not long ago, a charity leader, in response to a complaint that the AGM had deviated significantly from the procedure laid down in the constitution, admitted that the process should be ‘tightened up to meet the letter of the law.’ However, he also said that he was not unhappy with the process, believing that ‘the […]
You’ve got an idea for a business or you want to expand. Your own funds are limited, the bank’s said No, and you don’t want to approach friends and family. Somebody says to you ‘Have you thought of crowdfunding? A ‘crowd’: lots of people, most of whom you don’t know. ‘Crowdfunding’: getting these people to […]
The prime purpose of a board (committee) or members’ meeting is to make decisions. The prime purpose of the minutes of that meeting is to record those decisions. The law says that you don’t need to wait for the second before you can take action on the first. As soon as the meeting decides, then […]
Business by The Book is the business name of the Australian Proprietary Company, Limited by Shares called Business by The Book Pty Ltd (ACN 167 960 803). The company was registered, by Ted Sherwood, on 10 February 2014. This information can be confirmed by searching under ‘Companies & organisations’ on the regulator’s website www.asic.gov.au.
The company is a ‘Not-for-profit Company’, a type of ‘special purpose company’ (www.asic.gov.au), and its only shareholder is Ted Sherwood, who is also the sole director.