Category Archives: Funding

Why are we donating millions to the taxman?

Opinion – In the bible, Jesus is reported as saying “… Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s …” (Matthew 22:21). This is indeed a tenet that is applicable in this modern world –  though for ‘Caesar’ read government (in … Continue reading

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Beyond the Sausage Sizzle: Five Fundraising Tips For Kiwi Charities

“One of the best things about New Zealand is the generosity and egalitarian spirit of our people.  New Zealand is the second most charitable country in the world, according to a recent report by the Charities Aid Foundation.  Around 400,000 New … Continue reading

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NFPs’ funding concerns increase

The publishing of the press release on this page does not represent endorsement (or otherwise) of any views expressed. The copyright of the publisher and sites to which we link is acknowledged. NFPs’ funding concerns increase: report Grant Thornton Press … Continue reading

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Donation buckets getting hard to fill

In an increasingly cashless society and a crowded fundraising market, is the shake of the charity bucket destined for the history books? <<Read full story from Radio New Zealand. 14 January 2016>>

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Calendar of fundraising events

Q: We are planning a fundraising event but want to avoid a clash with other events. Can you point us to any resource(s) with an event calendar? A: The Fundraising Institute of NZ (FINZ) publishes a calendar of known fundraising events … Continue reading

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Remuneration Survey

NZ Associations Resource Centre Trust (NZARC) is seeking  more participants in its Remuneration Survey  in its latest weekly newsletter the trust writes: The NZARC would like to thank those who have already taken part in the Remuneration Survey we conducted … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bonds.

The NZ Initiative (A think-tank formed from the 2012 merger of the New Zealand Business Roundtable and the New Zealand Institute ) has published (2015) a report paper on the subject. The report “introduces the concept of SIBs, outlining its general strengths and challenges. The report … Continue reading

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What is the difference between an audit and a review of our financial report?

The following information is taken from the Charities Services website: New statutory audit and review requirements Recent changes to the Charities Act 2005 create statutory audit and review requirements for medium and large Registered Charities from 1 April 2015.   … Continue reading

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Scary Time for Charities?

The New Zealand Association Resource Centre Trust has recently posted a blog article with the above heading. It looks at some of the implications of the new reporting standards with which charities will need to comply. One of these of … Continue reading

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Fundraising Tips

There is an inordinate amount of advice on Google for those wishing to raise funds, write grant applications etc. However it is a crowded field and to be successful you will need to write an application that sticks out from … Continue reading

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Use of Charities Registration Number

We are a registered charity. When and where should our Charity Number be used? Your registration number (in the form CC12345) should be shown at least on letterheads, brochures, donation forms and anything which can be construed as seeking or … Continue reading

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Charities should target major donors in their 50s

Legacy consultant Richard Radcliffe tells delegates at the International Fundraising Congress that most charities ask people in their late 60’s for gifts, but wealthier people tend to make their wills a decade earlier ..  <Read full article from Third Sector website>

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