Category Archives: Governance

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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NFP Newsletter Published

Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter – December 2017 Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter – November 2017 Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter – October 2017 Subscribe to receive our monthly updates  The newsletter is normally published on the last day of the month. The newsletter is not published for … 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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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 assistance for registered charities in your area

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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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