Category Archives: Non-profit FAQs

How many charities are there in NZ?

UPDATED A question frequently asked is “how many charities are there in NZ?” The enquirer is usually using the term ‘charity’ to include all manner of non-profit entities and it appears that no-one knows the answer for certain! The Charities Services … 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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New Zealand Charities Technology Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the New Zealand Charities Technology Awards, organised by Techsoup NZ. Background The New Zealand Charities Technology Awards recognise the very best in technology innovation and technology service excellence from organisations and individuals in the New Zealand charitable … 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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MORE ON THE PUZZLE OF BUSINESS/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Ian Leader, MD of Local Works Ltd , recently wrote an interesting  article which we are pleased to share here …  New Zealand ranks right up there in the list of most generous countries. We give freely of our money and … Continue reading

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Grants for food rescue – applications open

Countdown Supermarkets will give up to $120,000 to charities who work in the food rescue industry – groups which provide safe, unsold and unused food to Kiwis in need all around the country. The grants are given under the Countdown … 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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