Category Archives: Non-profit FAQs

Reporting Standards for Registered NZ Charities

Registered NZ Charities must render an Annual Report to DIA Charities Services including a return and financial statements.  New financial reporting standards with which NZ Registered Charities must comply in making their Annual Report came into effect on 1 April … Continue reading

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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 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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Why are we donating millions to the taxman?

Opinion – In the bible, Jesus is reported as saying “… Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s …” (Matthew 22:21). This is indeed a tenet that is applicable in this modern world –  though for ‘Caesar’ read government (in … Continue reading

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Beyond the Sausage Sizzle: Five Fundraising Tips For Kiwi Charities

“One of the best things about New Zealand is the generosity and egalitarian spirit of our people.  New Zealand is the second most charitable country in the world, according to a recent report by the Charities Aid Foundation.  Around 400,000 New … 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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Potential Donee Status Shift?

Not-for-Profit came across this article in a recent edition of the Missions Interlink newsletter. Organisations which operate, or have an interest in operating, overseas need to be aware of this subject. The article is reproduced in full below and can … 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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