Category Archives: Structure

Are you setting up a new charity/NFP?

Researcher Maureen Macnamara writes: “I’m looking for people who are in the process of starting up a new charity, not-for-profit or social enterprise, to participate in a research project I’m leading (run through Victoria University) The project focuses on the … Continue reading

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Impact Investing

Q: What is Impact Investing? A: This is not a subject with which NFP Resource is very familiar so we have undertaken some basic research. Impact Investing may be defined as “Investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the … Continue reading

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NFP Governance Basics – workshop offered

Have you just appointed a number of new members to your board/committee? Does your governing body need some refresher training? Have you been appointed to a committee or board but feel that you need some training in the basics? Following a … 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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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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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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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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What is the difference between a Charitable Trust and an Incorporated Society?

Q: What is the difference between a Charitable Trust and an Incorporated Society?  Which is best for me? The differences are clearly explained on the Registrar of Incorporated Societies website.  Which is the most suitable will naturally depend upon your … Continue reading

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