Category Archives: Governance

Are you setting up a new charity/NFP?

Researcher Maureen Macnamara writes: “I’m looking for people who are in the process of starting up a new charity, not-for-profit or social enterprise, to participate in a research project I’m leading (run through Victoria University) The project focuses on the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Co-option

We were recently asked whether a co-opted member would/should have voting rights in the committee to which they were co-opted. Our immediate instinct was that if the person was good enough to be considered worth having on the committee, then … 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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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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