Category Archives: Administration

GDPR and NZ NonProfits

The GDPR and how it affects not-for-profit organisations and charities in New Zealand. Continue reading

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Review of the Charities Act 2005 – updated post

24 MAY 2018 In February this year, the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Hon Peeni Henare, announced new plans to review the Charities Act 2005. (See original post below). In a media release published 24 May, entitled “Ensuring a fit … Continue reading

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Workshops, Seminars, Other training, & Events

NFP Governance Basics – workshop offered SELECTED EVENTS See also the Events Calendar Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions. 9am to noon. Auckland (15 August), Christchurch (16 Oct), Wellington (17 Oct), Auckland (18 Oct).  GovernanceNZ <details> AuSAE Networking Lunch  – Incorporated Societies & … Continue reading

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NFP Governance Basics – workshop offered

Have you just appointed a number of new members to your board/committee? Does your governing body need some refresher training? Have you been appointed to a committee or board but feel that you need some training in the basics? Following a … Continue reading

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NFP Newsletter

Please visit this page to view our recent newsletters.  Subscribe to receive our monthly updates  The newsletter is normally published on the last day of the month. The newsletter is not published for the month of January. The deadline is 25th … Continue reading

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What is a Community Foundation?

Community Foundations are relatively new in New Zealand, so what are they, and how do they work? Continue reading

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Report Released – Digital Technology in the Not-for-Profit Sector

The results of a survey of 385 not-for-profit organisations in Australia and New Zealand identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.  Highlights from the survey include: Each … Continue reading

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How many charities are there in NZ?

UPDATED A question frequently asked is “how many charities are there in NZ?” The enquirer is usually using the term ‘charity’ to include all manner of non-profit entities and it appears that no-one knows the answer for certain! The Charities Services … Continue reading

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Governing for Good

Governing for good: The joy and pain of not-for-profit governance Researcher Dr Jo Cribb has produced a report about the difficulties faced by not-for-profit boards in an economy of start-ups and listed companies. <Read a press release here> Dr Cribb’s … Continue reading

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MORE ON THE PUZZLE OF BUSINESS/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Ian Leader, MD of Local Works Ltd , recently wrote an interesting  article which we are pleased to share here …  New Zealand ranks right up there in the list of most generous countries. We give freely of our money and … Continue reading

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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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