Changes to Legislation

I understand that the law around charities has recently changed. How will this affect me? Full details of the changes brought about by The Charities Amendment Act 2012 are contained in an article on the Charities Commission website:   http://www.charities.govt.nz/news/charities-act-changes/ Essentially there are 3 changes: 1. You must inform the Charities Read more…

Funding Sources

We are finding it difficult to find sources of funding for our non-profit. Can you provide any advice? In the current climate funding is difficult and charities are often in competition with each other for the relatively limited funding available. Sources you could consider include: FUNDVIEW   A subscription service, but Read more…

IRD rules on donations

In August 2011 the Charities Commission issued this note: Inland Revenue has published a “Revenue Alert” highlighting their concerns that some people are claiming tax credits for “donations” where there may not have been a true gift of money to a charity. The arrangements that have come to their attention Read more…