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Two or more overdue Annual Returns? You are at risk of being removed from the Charities Register

Charities Services have issued the following Alert: Two or more overdue Annual Returns? You are at risk of being removed from the Charities Register [Charities Services] have recently sent notices to charities that haven’t filed two or more Annual Returns – … 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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Registration – Charities Services Guide published.

“Deciding to become a Registered Charity creates opportunities and obligations for an organisation. This resource aims to help you understand what these opportunities and obligations are.” – Charities Services Download the Guide here Contact someone who can help you through … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing and Charities

We are thinking of using Cloud Computing services – including accounting software – but are concerned about privacy issues as we will be putting our donor database into the cloud. Do you have any advice for charities in this respect?  … Continue reading

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Financial reporting landscape for Not for Profits confirmed

GRANT THORNTON have recently published a detailed summary of the two pieces of legislation outlining future financial reporting requirements for various types of reporting entities found in New Zealand. ” A countdown for Not for Profit entities has begun”. <Visit … Continue reading

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Policies for governing a non-profit

We have started a new non-profit group and realise that we need to develop some formal policies. Can you point us towards a resource which may help? The Institute of Community Directors, Australia, have produced a policy bank with resources … Continue reading

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Sample Board Report for Hon.Treasurer

I’ve just become a Treasurer for a small group. Can you advise on what I should include in a Board report? Westpac (Australia)  have produced a helpsheet which provides a number of hints. <details> It is often helpful to circulate … Continue reading

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Charities – Non-filing of Annual Returns

Charities registered with Charities Services are required to file an Annual Return. This can be done fairly easily on-line. It appears onerous but is not. There are penalties, including deregistering, for those who do not submit an Annual Return.  Charities … Continue reading

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Changes to Financial Reporting

I hear that there are changes proposed to financial reporting standards for non-profits, can you tell me a little more about what is proposed? At the start of 2012 Grant Thornton published a paper on the proposed changes. In it … Continue reading

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