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Solar Buddies innovation heating up NZ solar market – 18 June 2018

Impact Investing Could Displace Traditional Charitable Giving – 18 June 2018
(see also this post)

Charities Services investigates complaint into seaborne medical aid charity – 15 June 2018
Crew of Floating Foundation aid mission abandon ship on Waiheke Island – 14 June 2018

Ākina foundation launches new social enterprise development programme – 29 May 2018

(UK) GDPR chaos as churches stop prayer requests and charities prepare to halt meals on wheels – 25 May 2018

Ensuring a fit for purpose Charities Act – 24 May 2018 
(see also this post on this site)

Why Hareta Hipango’s Bill makes sense – 20 May 2018

Bread of Life pulls services as more charities chase smaller slice of funding – 17 May 2018

GST rules clarified for non-profit bodies – 15 May 2018

Charity faces liquidation over office dispute – 13 May 2018

From ‘ordinary Joe’ to high-worth individuals, meet the new philanthropists bankrolling NZ – 13 May 2018

NZ’s Gender Diversity Champions Revealed – 11 May 2018

How Garth McVicar’s quick-fire praise over police shooting led to a ‘mistake’ receipt and tax concerns over Sensible Sentencing’s trusts – 11 May 2018


Volunteers ‘the bbackbone of NZ charities, but some roles prove hard to fill – 2 May 2018

Volunteering NZ Seeks To Improve Tax Benefits For Volunteers – 30 April 2018

Family First goes to court in hopes of regaining charity status – 30 April 2018

The meaning of true charity – 20 April 2018

SAFE to remain on the Charities Register – 20 April 2018

How Funders Often Hurt The Nonprofits They Are Trying To Help – 19 April 2018

Non-traditional fundraising methods from One Percent Collective pulls in millennials – 12 April 2018

Internal Affairs investigating charity behind bizarre artificial intelligence system – 5 April 2018

Hamilton charity fraudster avoids jail after filing fake tax credits – 5 April 2018

What is a Charity? – 3 April 2018

Rebates scheme benefits charities and business – 22 March 2018

Charities board denies Greenpeace charity status – 21 March 2018 
The Charities Registration Board has again declined Greenpeace New Zealand’s application to be registered as a charity, saying the organisation does not advance exclusively charitable purposes. – 21 March 2018 

Social media campaigns secure $1million for Kiwi charities – 15 March 2018

‘Comprehensive’ review of Charities Act now underway, minister Peeni Henare says, as calls to change tax treatment of religious charities grow – 7 March 2018   See also

Opinion: The Flying Spaghetti Monster speaks – time to review our religious charity laws – 5 March 2018

Four-Day Working Week Trial – 4 March 2018

Applications open for new member of the Charities Registration Board – 21 February 2018

Two hundred million dollars going unclaimed by Kiwis – 21 February 2018

New Zealand aid charities have zero tolerance for abuse – 20 February 2018

Good in the Hood – Applications now open – 1 February 2018

Social Investment: A New Zealand Policy Experiment (media release) – 30 January 2018

Charity fraudster wrote own ‘thank you’ letters for donations – 24 January 2018

Nonprofits Are Bracing For Facebook’s New News Feed  – 18 January 2018 (see also this post on this site)

Warning to NZ Trustees Association Charitable Trust – 17 January 2018  (see also this earlier post on this site) and this comment quoting our principal

Cashless donation system set to help local charities – 9 January 2018

Whangarei Art Museum Trust has reporting exemption revoked – 6 January 2018

Bid to make Whanganui NZ’s social enterprise capital – 3 January 2018

Josie Pagani: Misplaced generosity hampers aid efforts – 2 January 2018

ARCHIVE – Items published prior to 1 January 2018