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Visit the webpage for links to selected news items about charities and non-profits in New Zealand. Recent articles linked from the page include: Social media campaigns secure $1million for Kiwi charities; Charities Board denies Greenpeace charity status.
April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of the loss of TEV WAHINE at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. The Auckland Seafarers Centre is holding a commemorative service in their chapel at 11.30am <details> and in Wellington the Wahine 50 Trust is holding a number of events commencing with a dawn service at Eastbourne at 6.30am <details>
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Workshops, Seminars and other Training
Governance Basics - Workshop for Board Members from not-for-profit.org.nz:
A workshop on 'Governance Basics' is now available in Auckland* for boards of small non-profits.
This presentation is suitable for those new to NFP Boards or as a general refresher. It lasts about 90 minutes and can be tailored specifically for your organisation. Suitable for up to a dozen attendees. Can be held at your venue at a time to suit you. Modest cost.
"... the simplicity and clarity of information. Great to have examples given ..." "Very fun and informative. Thank You"
*Note: available in other areas subject to agreed travel costs
Selected seminars & conferences this month:
The place of Social Enterprises in New Zealand. RSM NZ. Auckland. 10 April, 4.30pm. <details>
Leading in Communities. EXULT. Nelson. 10 April, 9.30am <details>
Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions. Governance NZ. Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch. 10,18,19 April, 9am to Noon. <details>
NFP Seminar: - Getting more out of XERO. William Buck . Auckland. 18 April, 6pm <details>
Professional Perspectives on charities law ... conference. CLAANZ, CAANZ, Parry Field. Wellington 26/27 April <details>
For other training opportunities visit the <NFP Event Calendar>
<submit your event for inclusion in the calendar>
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Charity of the Month
A representative from NFP Resource recently attended an informative workshop, hosted by ANCAD, where representatives from four funding organisations commented, and provided advice on funding matters. One of those presenting was from Auckland Foundation, a community foundation. We posed the question: "what are community foundations, and how do they work?"
Auckland Foundation responded: "As the community foundation for the Auckland region, Auckland Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in managing endowments for charitable purpose.
Community foundations are the fastest growing form of philanthropy globally, with more than 1,800 worldwide and 16 across New Zealand – but what is a community foundation, and how do they work?
First and foremost, community foundations are about making it easy for donors to give. Donors can set up a fund under the foundation’s umbrella structure without the hassle of setting up, registering and then running a separate charity. Because the community foundation takes care of the compliance, administration, investment and governance, the donor is free to concentrate on giving to causes they are passionate about.
There are many different ways to give through your local community foundation, such as building your own fund, joining a giving circle, or leaving a gift in your Will.
But what about the charities that our donors support? Auckland Foundation can also help in a number of ways.
For established charitable trusts, community foundations can offer easy yet effective solutions in a number of areas, such as managing investments, succession planning, or administrative burdens such as filing reports to the Charities Commission." <Read the full article in the NFP Resource website>
31 March is the end of the financial year for many non-profits. Registered charities have until 30 September to render their Annual Return to DIA Charities. The return provides both financial and non-financial information and is required to comply with standards appropriate to the size (in financial terms ) of the organisation. Full details can be found on the Charities Services website. The requirements are different for Incorporated Societies - unless they are also a Registered Charity in which case the Charities Annual Return is required - which may be required to file a financial statement. For more information visit the Registrar of Incorporated Societies website.
Services for non-profits
Visit our 'Resources' page for links to useful services for non-profits including consultants, accountants, software etc.