Category Archives: Governance

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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Risk in Charities and NFPs

RSM Hayes Audit have published an article by RSM Chairman, Audit Partner, Craig Fisher entitled Risk in Charities and NFPs It commences: “Risk in any organisation is a big issue, albeit one that gets vastly differing levels of attention in New Zealand … Continue reading

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Revision of Incorporated Societies Act 1908 – submissions and seminars

Updated 14 March 2016 Over the past few years, the Law Commission has undertaken a comprehensive review of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and has reported to the Government proposing a significant updating of the legislation.  The Government has accordingly developed a draft Bill which … Continue reading

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NFP governance training from the Institute of Directors – courses for 2016

Updated The Institute of Directors are committed to providing on-going training within the NFP sector. Throughout the year there are training courses specifically tailored to NFP’s. See the outline schedule below. Content covered Governance, legal and regulatory framework essentials Board … Continue reading

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Governance Training from Governance NZ

“Governance New Zealand Inc., (formerly Chartered Secretaries New Zealand Inc.), is New Zealand’s leading independent professional body with a sole focus on the practice of governance and is dedicated to providing leadership in the areas of governance, compliance and risk … Continue reading

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