Category Archives: Administration

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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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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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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Cloud-based donations managment software for charities

(Press release 4 April 2017)  New Zealand tech startup Donation Manager is launching software which slashes the end-of-financial-year administrative burden for charities. The cloud-based software launches tomorrow (April 5th) and can save charities thousands of bookkeeping hours every year. It’s … Continue reading

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NZ Charities in the News – archive

Note: Articles are selected for their topicality and/or to stimulate thought or discussion. The Linking to an article or website in this page does not represent endorsement (or otherwise) of any views expressed. The copyright of the sites to which … Continue reading

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Women in Governance Awards 2017

Governance New Zealand advise that  Nominations for the 2017 Women in Governance Awards have been extended and now close 18 April “The national Women in Governance Awards programme recognises and celebrates innovation, excellence, creativity and commitment to diversity by both organisations … Continue reading

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Charities Services webinar: Introduction to the Statement of Service Performance

“The Statement of Service Performance is a non-financial statement required under the new financial reporting standards and it’s important that you know how to use it well. In this webinar we will explain: ·         how to make the Statement of Service Performance work for your charity; ·         what outputs … Continue reading

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How are Charities going with the New Accounting Requirements?

Craig Fisher, RSM Chairman, is a frequent commentator on non-profit matters. Following recent comment from DIA Charities and others about how NZ not for profits are coping with the new standards, Craig has provided a detailed and though-provoking comment. Entitled … Continue reading

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Reporting Standards for Registered NZ Charities

Registered NZ Charities must render an Annual Report to DIA Charities Services including a return and financial statements.  New financial reporting standards with which NZ Registered Charities must comply in making their Annual Report came into effect on 1 April … Continue reading

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Scholarships Announced – Catapult Leadership Programme

Catapult is providing four fully paid Community Scholarships on the Catapult Leadership programme for 2017.  Each scholarship is worth more than $5,400 and there are four programmes a year.  Last year there were over 50 applications and the successful applicants were: Scott Miller, CE, Volunteering … 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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