Category Archives: NEWS

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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Free IT advice for Auckland not-for-profits

“To celebrate Infoxchange’s  recent expansion in Auckland, TechSoup New Zealand are partnering with them as they offer Auckland-based not-for-profit organisations a free hour of strategic IT advice … ” Open only to NFPs based in Auckland and only available until … Continue reading

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Having trouble downloading documents from Charities Services’ website?

Our consultant recently tried to download a charity’s constitution (in pdf format) from the DIA Charities Services website. The document was unreadable:This problem had not previously been experienced and pdf’s from other sources (including government websites) download without any problems. The … 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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Free webinars for non-profits announced

“For those working to make a difference in an increasingly competitive Aotearoa, these kete from Community Research offer community sector expertise, resources, evidence and data to inspire you and inform you  … upcoming Winter 2016 Community Research Webinars!” – Community Research Webinars are offered between 28 … 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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Charities Services – Updated Reporting Standards

DIA Charities Services have just published some guidance about the revised requirements of the Annual Return Continue reading

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Received an invoice by the NZ Trustees Association?

Our consultant has received a number of enquiries about an invoice by the NZ Trustees Association that a number of his clients have received. Last year the NZ Trustees Association embarked upon a programme to increase membership by offering complimentary free membership … Continue reading

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