Not-for-profit Video Alert: Understanding your NFPs Constitution & Rules (Cracking the Constitution Code)

Jonathan Teh and Jamila Shirzad

Earlier this year, Russell Kennedy Principal Jonathan Teh and Lawyer Jamila Shirzad teamed up to deliver an engaging presentation at a Better Boards Webinar. They tackled the important topic of NFPs understanding their constitutions and rules.

Better Boards 2022 Conference

Credit: Better Boards

The presentation aimed to demystify what a constitution is in the theme of “cracking the constitution code”, and emphasised its significance in ensuring good governance. This was done by looking at it from various perspectives including the NFPs purpose, members, Board, CEO and staff.

Additionally, they provided practical tips for NFPs to better understand their constitutions and keep up with the latest best practices in governance.

If you would like a copy of the slides, please contact Russell Kennedy’s events team at

About Jonathan Teh

Jonathan Teh

Jonathan Teh, Principal

Jonathan assists his not-for-profit, health, care and community services clients with their governance, legal structures and commercial contracts. He regularly helps to create, merge and restructure not-for-profits. He also advises on corporate governance, Corporations Act issues, design of Boards and membership, modernising constitutions and contentious member meetings. Jonathan also develops funding agreements, services/management agreements, health practitioner agreements and NDIS service agreements.

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About Jamila Shirzad

Jamila Shirzad

Jamila Shirzad, Lawyer

Jamila is a Lawyer in the Commercial & Corporate team advising both private clients and those in the health, government and not-for-profit sectors. She advises on commercial and corporations law, corporate governance issues and on business structures including the creation and merger of companies, trusts, joint ventures, not-for-profit organisations and charitable foundations.

View Jamila's profile here


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