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MAY 2022

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NFP Resource website averages over 2000 visitors per month, predominantly from NZ.  This newsletter is mailed to over 700 addressees per month - 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
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.

EVENT Location From (on) To (date) Organisation
Resourcing Leaders in Times of change on-line Wed 4 May   ANCAD
Essential Chairs workshop on-line Wed 4 May   GOVERNANCE NZ
Chairs' Forum - Finding a superhero on-line Wed 4 May   LEAD 
Reconciling all Things - A Christian Perspective on Health AUCKLAND Sat 7 May   CMF
Practical Non-profit Strategy 1: How to really do more with less on-line Wed 11 May   ANCAD
New Incorporated Societies Act - Everything you need to know on-line Thu 12 May   LEAD
Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions on-line Tue 17 May   GOVERNANCE NZ
Nonprofit Summit 2022 on-line Tue 17 May Wed 18 May SALESFORCE
An Introduction to Digital Marketing for small not for profits   Thu 19 May   ANCAD
Practical Non-profit Strategy 11: How to develop strategies that make a difference in the real world on-line Thu 26 May   ANCAD
Governance Bytes : let's get personal  on-line Thu 26 May   LEAD
Reconciling all Things - A Christian Perspective on Health CHRISTCHURCH Sat 28 May   CMF
Setting up a new organisation: Legal responsibilities and financial oversight on-line Thu 2 Jun   ANCAD
Governance and Board Management Skills for Eas and Pas on-line Tue 14 Jun   BRIGHTSTAR
Legal & Governance Essentials for School Leaders 2022 Wellington Mon 27 Jun Tue 28 Jun BRIGHTSTAR
Governance Bytes: Meetings That Matter on-line Tue 28 Jun   LEAD
Governance Bytes: Toeing The Line on-line Thu 30 Jun   LEAD
Resourcing Leaders in Times of change on-line Wed 6 Jul   ANCAD
Leading Positive Outcomes for your school as a Board Member Auckland Wed 6 Jul   BRIGHTSTAR
Governance and Management: Roles and Responsibilities on-line Thu 4 Aug   ANCAD
Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions on-line Tue 9 Aug   GOVERNANCE NZ
Essential Chairs workshop on-line Wed 10 Aug   GOVERNANCE NZ
How to be a Great Board Member or office holder on-line Thu 11 Aug   ANCAD
Funding Options for your Organisation: What now and what next? on-line Thu 18 Aug   ANCAD
Strategic Grant Seeking and Writing Workshop AUCKLAND  (Takapuna) Thu 25 Aug   ANCAD
Governance Bytes: Rules of Engagement on-line Thu 25 Aug   LEAD
FINZ Conference 2022 - Changemakers WELLINGTON Tue 30 Aug Thu 1 Sep FINZ
Resourcing Leaders in Times of change on-line Wed 7 Sep   ANCAD
Other Fundraising Options: Donations, Bequests, Business Support & Events on-line Thu 15 Sep   ANCAD
LINC Conference 2022 BLENHEIM Sun 18 Sep Tue 20 Sep AuSAE
Employment Law essentials for non-lawyers Auckland Thu 27 Oct Fri 28 Oct BRIGHTSTAR
Resourcing Leaders in Times of change on-line Wed 2 Nov   ANCAD

Visit the NFP Event Page     Submit your event for inclusion         Workshops, Seminars, Other training, & Events       Governance Basics

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:
  • Kirsten Patterson (KP) the Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand (IOD) sharing about the upcoming IOD Leadership Conference
  • 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
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:   

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