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Not-for-Profit.org.nz - website posts
Visit the webpage for links to selected news items about charities and non-profits in New Zealand.
Recent articles linked from the page include:
- Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report: Deception Scams On The Rise
- Executives jump ship from private to NGO sector in search of more meaning
- Former Gloriavale members renew bid to have trust charity status revoked
- The Funding Network NZ Provides Essential Support For Small Charity Sector with New Generosity Generator Programme.
- Community funding up for grabs (Bay of Plenty)
Read these articles and others here
The Incorporated Societies Act 2022 came into force on 6 April. It replaces the 1908 legislation.
Main changes :
- 10 Members are now required to incorporate (previously 15)
- Membership of 10 must be maintained (no previous requirement)
- A body corporate which is a member of an Incorporated Society will be treated as the equivalent of 3 members “in some cases”.
- A society must have a committee consisting of at least 3 members
- A Membership Register must be maintained. The minimum data to be included is specified.
- Annual Financial accounts must contain specified information
- An Annual Return is required in a manner specified in regulations (unless the society is also a registered NZ Charity in which the requirements of the Charities Act 2005 take precedence)
- Every Society must have at least one nominated contact person
- Existing societies remain liable to the 1908 Act until re-registering under the 2022 Act or 1 Dec 2025 at the latest.
<View the Act>
LEAD are running an on-line (ZOOM) webinar on Thursday 12 May entitled "New Incorporated Societies Act - Everything you need to know". Registration is free.
Important Charities Law Reform report released
The 2019 New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship Te Karahipi Rangahau a Taiao awarded to Wellington Barrister, Sue Barker, was dedicated to the question “What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like?” with the final report, entitled “Focus on purpose”, now available.
The report makes 70 recommendations, including that the review of the Charities Act is transferred to an independent body, such as the New Zealand Law Commission, for an independent, first principles (and ideally multi-disciplinary) review taking into account the wider legal framework applicable to charities.
“Ultimately it comes down to the type of society we want to live in – it is very important that we get this right,” said the report’s author, Sue Barker.
The report represents the culmination of two years’ work, building on more than two decades of legal practice in this area.
Read the full article <here>
The report (pdf; 596 pages) is available to download <here>.
-The Law Foundation
Workshops, Seminars, Training, and events for non-profits
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Are you running a training session, workshop or seminar of general interest to non-profits? If you are, please let us know so that we can include the information in our calendar.
Steven Moe, noted Christchurch lawyer hosts a regular series of Charity Sector Impact Calls. The next is on Friday 29th iat this zoom link. It will include insights from:
The aim of these calls is to hear from other perspectives and people we might not otherwise come across, and to build community focussed on impact (breakout rooms at end). Previous calls are up here: https://www.parryfield.com/aotearoa-impact-sector-updates/
- Kirsten Patterson (KP) the Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand (IOD) sharing about the upcoming IOD Leadership Conference https://iodconference2022.co.nz/
- Maria English the CEO of Impact Lab sharing about the work they do in helping organisations measure impact
- Ros Rice the Executive Officer of Community Networks Aotearoa sharing about their recent initiatives and plans
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