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Donee organisations and application of funds overseas

Until now, non-profit organisations which have donee status with the IRD (where receipts for donations made to the organisation can be claimed for tax credits) have been permitted to expend up to 50% of their funds overseas. (Some organisations such … Continue reading

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Wellington Security Big Day Out 2017

We recently heard of a company (SafeStack) which (they say) “helps tiny companies all the way to large MNCs improve their IT security posture.  However, we have found that many small companies, non-profits and charities, in particular, need security but don’t … Continue reading

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Do YOU spam?

Following some suggestions and requests, Not-for-profit recently commenced a monthly newsletter.  One of the questions that we asked was how widely we should go in adding email addresses to the distribution.  We get a large amount of spam and know how … Continue reading

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Workshops, Seminars, Other training, & Events

EVENTS Free security event for NPOs, charities and small businesses. (Wellington, 22 November 2017) <Details and to register> MEETINGS, MINUTES AND RESOLUTIONS (Governance NZ, half-day workshop) – 22 November 2017  CAANZ Not For Profit Special Interest Group Event: Tax and not-for-profits – … Continue reading

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Free Accounting Mentoring

In a recent update, ANCAD (Auckland North Community and Development), advise that in partnership with the School of Accountancy at Massey University, ANCAD is developing a new FREE initiative to support local charities and other not-for-profit organisations in Auckland with their … Continue reading

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The Essential Guide to Planning a Fundraising Event

We have recently become aware of an on-line publication which provides some useful tips and hints about running fundraising events.  The Essential Guide to Planning a Fundraising Event is written from a British viewpoint but much of the information and … Continue reading

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Global Trends in Giving Report

The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is now available. The first edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report is now available.  Stated as being “An annual report that examines the impact of technology, gender, generation, and ideology upon … Continue reading

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Tax and Charities

We receive a number of enquiries about tax matters for charities. Please use the search function – enter ‘tax’ . The main topics are considered in these previous posts: Honoraria and Taxing payments to volunteers Fringe Benefit Tax and Charities Registering … Continue reading

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On-line application for grant making bodies

Can online systems really make a difference to the efficiency of grant-making organisations?     Website developers CustomD believe so! A website and state-of-the-art online application form and review system was recently developed by the company for Inspire Foundation. CustomD say … Continue reading

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Free accounting assistance for registered charities in your area

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Annual Reporting Standards for Registered NZ Charities

DIA Charities Services advise that under the new reporting standards, Tier 3 and Tier 4 charities are required to produce a Performance Report every year as part of the Annual Return process.  Charities Services advise that they are holding a series … Continue reading

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Conflicts of Interest and Registering as a Charity

Charities Services publish a series of blogs. The first dealt with Conflicts of Interest and Related Parties, the second looks at Conflicts of Interest in more detail. Follow the links above to read them on the Charities Services website.

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