Tag Archives: non-profits

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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Charities Amendment Bill

Media release – NZ Government – Select Committee Office – 16 June 2016 Charities Amendment Bill The Government Administration Committee is seeking submissions on the Charities Amendment Bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 July 2016. The amendments … 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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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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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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NZ $1Million Workplace Giving Milestone

Staff within the Government’s own Social Development department have donated more than $1 million through payroll giving – becoming the first Government department to do so – Read full article

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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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Funding Sources

We are finding it difficult to find sources of funding for our non-profit. Can you provide any advice? In the current climate funding is difficult and charities are often in competition with each other for the relatively limited funding available. … Continue reading

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What is the value, in monetary terms, of the nfp sector in NZ?

In February 2014 Charities Services made this comment: ” [There are]  27,011 registered charities in New Zealand managing an asset base of $40 billion, they have an annual income of $15.1 billion – a large proportion of which comes from donations. “

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