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Social Enterprises

(Updated) We recently fielded a couple of questions about Social Enterprises. This is not an area in which we have any experience so we approached practitioner Tricia Fitzgerald to elucidate. She has provided the following comment. (To find out more … Continue reading

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Legal Structure for Charities and other Nonprofit organisations

Asking “What is the “best” legal structure for a non-profit organisation” may be seen as the ‘how long is a piece of string’ type of question as the answer is far from straightforward and is dependent upon a number of factors. … Continue reading

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Definition of ‘non-profit’, ‘not for profit organisation’, ‘charity’ etc

(Updated) In our discussions with those thinking about establishing a not-for-profit organization, it is apparent that there is still a lot of confusion about the terms ‘non-profit’, ‘not for profit’ etc. The various terms are used imprecisely and interchangeably, though the … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY INVESTMENT – MOVING AWAY FROM SILOS

Silos or Jigsaws? Ian Leader, MD of Local Works Ltd recently wrote a thoughtful article which we are pleased to share here …   “Thinking about society as a jigsaw of interconnected players, rather than a series of silos, changes the frame and … Continue reading

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NFP is now on Facebook

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Book Review: LEAN for the Nonprofit. WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN COST YOU

LEAN for the Nonprofit. WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN COST YOU By S.Paddy O’Brien ISBN: 978-1-62901-411-1 38 pp. Inkwater Press. Now available in New Zealand! This book can be purchased from Not-for-Profit for $16 including postage in New Zealand. Order … Continue reading

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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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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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