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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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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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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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Fringe Benefit Tax and Charities

If you provide vouchers or short term charge facilities to your employees, from 1 April 2014 the rules on FBT are changing. Cjharities will no linger be exempt when the total value of the benefit (eg petrol vouchers, pre-loaded credit … 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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