Category Archives: Governance

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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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 Well Is Your Board Managing its Scarcest Resource?

An article published in the Better Board website poses the above question. The article  by Brodie Woodland “starts: “As a board, the time spent together in meetings is scarce and managing it well is important for your productivity, director engagement and … 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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Inland Revenue consultation on donee organisations

Inland Revenue is currently consulting on an issues paper on donee organisations.  When a person makes a donation to a donee organisation, they can generally claim a tax credit for that donation. The issues paper examines the donee organisation requirements … Continue reading

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Charities Amendment Bill

Media release – NZ Government – Select Committee Office – 16 June 2016 Charities Amendment Bill The Government Administration Committee is seeking submissions on the Charities Amendment Bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 July 2016. The amendments … Continue reading

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NFP Leaders Programme announced

CATAPULT Leadership Performance have announced a 3-day leadership programme for Non-Profit organisations. The notice states: “The content of the NFP Leaders programme is the same content as our flagship leadership programme, Catapult Leadership, but half the price. We decided to put the … Continue reading

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Women in Governance

(updated) Women on Boards and Governance New Zealand have announced that applications are open for the 2016 Women in Governance Awards and close on Tuesday 31 May 2016 “This programme recognises and celebrates innovation, excellence, creativity and commitment to diversity by organisations and … Continue reading

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On-line Governance Training Courses offered

In collaboration with Gail Munro of Governance Strategies Ltd, Xperts Ltd have developed an introductory governance skills training package designed specifically for volunteers, based around gathering together online groups, who then study, share experiences and learn from each other and the tutor … Continue reading

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