Tag Archives: governing not for profit

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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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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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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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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Governance Training from Governance NZ

“Governance New Zealand Inc., (formerly Chartered Secretaries New Zealand Inc.), is New Zealand’s leading independent professional body with a sole focus on the practice of governance and is dedicated to providing leadership in the areas of governance, compliance and risk … 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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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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Australia – changes to Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission

I hear that changes are proposed to non-profit regulation and reporting in Australia. Can you tell me more?  There is a  detailed comment on the King and Wood Malleson’s website. There’s also comment in a recent article in the Sydney … Continue reading

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How long must documents be retained?

I would be grateful for information about any legal requirements that must be met with respect to the period of time that a trust must retain any documents, such as minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, etc “The formal records of … Continue reading

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