Boards Reviewing Finances

Here’s another useful and insightful post from RSM Global: “You’re on a board. You’re not financially trained but you appreciate that reviewing finances to ensure they’re under control is an important aspect of good governance. What should you be looking for? What are the questions to ask? Is there a Read more…

Meetings and Minutes

Meetings and Minutes are areas that often cause considerable anxiety and frustration amongst boards and committees. Governance New Zealand has just published information about two video training courses on the subjects. Whilst we at NFP Resource have not viewed them, Governance NZ is a highly respected organisation with a solid Read more…

Payday Filing

Information about payday filing has been available for some time, and IRD have been pro-active in contacting small employers, but a number of small charities and non-profits who will be affected still appear to be uncertain about it. Payday filing is currently voluntary but will be mandatory from 1 April Read more…

Social Enterprises

(Updated) “Social enterprises are businesses with a positive social or environmental impact. They aren’t “business-like” companies. They aren’t charities that make some money. They are businesses, period.” – Louise Aitken Akina Foundation We recently fielded a couple of questions about Social Enterprises. This is not an area in which we Read more…

FRAUD IN THE CHARITABLE SECTOR

DIA Charities Services have just published an interesting blog post with the above title. It contains a number of lessons for the non-profit and charitable sector, many of them learned the hard way! There are also links for further reading.  The article starts: “This week is international Charity Fraud Awareness Read more…