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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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Revision of Incorporated Societies Act 1908 – submissions and seminars

Updated 14 March 2016 Over the past few years, the Law Commission has undertaken a comprehensive review of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 and has reported to the Government proposing a significant updating of the legislation.  The Government has accordingly developed a draft Bill which … 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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What is the difference between a Charitable Trust and an Incorporated Society?

Q: What is the difference between a Charitable Trust and an Incorporated Society?  Which is best for me? The differences are clearly explained on the Registrar of Incorporated Societies website.  Which is the most suitable will naturally depend upon your … Continue reading

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Looking for a non-profit

Q: I am trying to determine if a non-profit is registered. Is there a list of ‘official’ not for profit organisations? A:  There is no complete list of non-profit organisations in NZ. Not all non-profits are formally registered with a government … 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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Can you define non-profit, a not for profit organisation, or a charity – what’s the difference?

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