Being a good community director is hard work.
Join the Institute of Community Directors Australia and we'll help you be great.
ICDA is the best-practice governance network for the directors serving on Australia’s 600,000 not-for-profit boards, committees and councils, and the senior staff who support them. ICDA members get access to a range of educational, capacity building and networking opportunities that build knowledge, connections and credentials.
Get a leg up. Members and Fellows of ICDA (MICDA and FICDA designations) are best placed to apply for and win seats on not-for-profit boards and perform at their best to help those organisations thrive. These are the best not-for-profit credentials you can have for joining a for-purpose board.
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No joining fees and low-cost annual commitment
Some associations charge hundreds of dollars just to raise a tax receipt. ICDA is the least expensive governance network of its type. No other membership organisation offers you access to this calibre of services and professional development at such a low cost.
1. Receive ‘responsible person’ status
ICDA members agree to be bound by our Community Directors Code of Ethics and Conduct. In doing so, members are recognised by the ATO as responsible persons, for the duration of their membership.
Members may use the post-nominal AMICDA and download a membership certificate to signal their involvement in this professional body. Further post-nominals are available to members who go on to complete our Diploma of Governance. Further information about post-nominals is available in the Diploma of Governance FAQ.
4. Policy Alerts
Receive notifications when changes are made to governance, human resources, financial management, values and communications policies you’ve downloaded through our Policy Bank.
6. Alumni events
Access to deep connections and a vibrant network of believers and doers. There’s an online forum, as well as regular invitations to events like Communities in Control Conference.
7. Access to forums, networks, information and opportunities
Boost your confidence (and competence), expand your opportunities and open career doors.
8. Budget friendly
For as little as $65 (inc GST) a year, you get all the benefits outlined above and so much more.
Community Directors Council
The Community Directors Council, formed in February 2018, is ICDA's advisory arm and brings a wealth of talent, experience, skills and direction to the organisation.
The council is chaired by the inaugural Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) Commissioner, Adjunct Professor Susan Pascoe AM.
Susan is assisted by a diverse group of not-for-profit advocates and thinkers.
What people say...
“Thank you for yesterday’s forum. It was the best fun, most practical and productive networking I have attended in years.”
“It is very comforting to be connected to real subject matter experts.”
“Thank you for your assistance. Your support and information has allowed me to take emotion out of the equation and think clearly about this governance issue.”
All members of the Institute of Community Directors Australia agree to abide by the Institute's code of ethics and conduct.
Membership is for 12-months, with an invitation to renew issued prior to your anniversary. We do not provide pro-rata refunds or discounts should you require less than 12-months membership.