Category Archives: Administration

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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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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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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