Internal disputes within a charity are disagreements between individuals or groups about the charity's activities, decisions or policies. They may be a difference of opinion between a volunteer and the board about how a charity is run, or a disagreement between board members about a decision.

Unfortunately, internal disputes can threaten a charity's good governance and the effectiveness of its operations - especially if they are left unresolved or unaddressed.

The ACNC recommends a number of steps in managing internal disputes.