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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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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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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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NFP governance training from the Institute of Directors – courses for 2016

Updated The Institute of Directors are committed to providing on-going training within the NFP sector. Throughout the year there are training courses specifically tailored to NFP’s. See the outline schedule below. Content covered Governance, legal and regulatory framework essentials Board … Continue reading

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Opportunity Shops – New Accounting Standards …

RSM Hayes Audit have recently published an article looking at some of the accounting complexities that organisations running Opportunity Shops may experience under the new Financial Reporting Standards. How do you account for donated goods under the new standard? Using the … Continue reading

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FINZ – 360 Degree Not-for-Profit Training Days 2015

THESE WORKSHOPS HAVE NOW BEEN COMPLETED View calendar of fundraising events for 2016   These Training Days aim to help smaller nonprofits and community organisations with limited budgets up-skill at a highly affordable rate. “These one-day events will help you learn … Continue reading

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Definition of ‘non-profit’, ‘not for profit organisation’, or ‘charity’ – what’s the difference?

Q: Can you define a not for profit organisation?  “There is no single agreed term that fully describes the nonprofit sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Rather, a number of terms are commonly used that refer to all or part of it. … Continue reading

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Fundraising Tips

There is an inordinate amount of advice on Google for those wishing to raise funds, write grant applications etc. However it is a crowded field and to be successful you will need to write an application that sticks out from … Continue reading

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Upcoming NFP governance training from the Institute of Directors – courses for 2015

The Institute of Directors are committed to providing on-going training within the NFP sector. Throughout the year there are training courses specifically tailored to NFP’s and the first course for 2015 is coming up on 10 March in Auckland and another … Continue reading

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Charities Guide – a resource for certified officers of charities

“This resource aims to help you understand the responsibilities of being a certified officer of a Registered Charity. It also provides information about Charities Services and the benefits and obligations of being a Registered Charity, answers some common questions, and … Continue reading

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