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MARCH 2023

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Services for non-profits

Visit our 'Resources' page for links to useful services for non-profits including consultants, accountants, software, fundraising support etc.

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NFP Resource - Website posts 

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(Note: We apologise if you have had difficulties in accessing the website, we are working to ensure that the site is more stable)

News Items

Visit the webpage for links to selected news items about charities and non-profits in New Zealand.  

Recent articles linked from the page include:

  • Stroke Charities Announce Merger
  • Funding opens for non-profit groups in Waipā 
  • Blind Low Vision NZ upheaval backed by inquiry; board worried by staff exodus
  • The $1 million library that never really opened… appears to close for good
Flood/Cyclone Support Funds announced

On Monday 13 February, the Government announced an $11.5 million Community Support Package to help those affected by the recent North Island floods, including support for regions preparing to respond to Cyclone Gabrielle. This is available until 30 June 2023.
Specific funding within the Community Support Package includes:
  • Community support fund
    This fund is available for community groups supporting communities affected by Cyclone Gabrielle who are not contracted to a government agency.
  • Community providers fund
    This fund is for providers who already have government contracts to support affected communities.
There is more information about the funds mentioned above, and additional funding available, on the Ministry of Social Development's website. For further guidance on any of these funds, please contact MSD at

Applications for Catapult Sustainability Leadership Programme Scholarships are now open

Catapult is again offering a limited number of scholarships to the not-for-profit sector on the 2023 Sustainability Leadership Programme (SLP) run in partnership with the Sustainable Business Council.  SLP gives the skills, confidence, courage, and connections to drive progress on sustainability. 

Applicants need to be employed full-time for a not-for-profit organisation focused on social, environmental, or economic sustainability. Applicants need to be in a role that has decision-making and influencing power, and significant scope to influence sustainability.

Applications are due by 17 March.

Further information and an application form can be found here


ParryField Lawyers have created a short survey as they "thought it might yield some nice perspectives – was talking to MBIE on some of these questions and they are curious what you all will say! "
You can access the survey here
Responses by Friday 24th March please 


Also from ParryField (this time from Steven Moe of the firm): "[I] am on a mission to make the law more accessible so will be doing an “ask me anything” on legal questions soon – am open to questions on anything and so far have had some on the FMA and capital raising, Confidentiality Agreements and overseas charitable work – real variety!  Send your difficult questions by hitting reply.  More info and a video is at this LinkedIn post or you can register for the zoom session on 31 March here



  • It is not too early to be thinking about getting your accounts in order for audit/review/check If your EoFY is 31 March.
  • If you are a Registered NZ Charity with an EoFY (end of financial year) of 31 December you will need to get your Annual Return to DIA Charities Services by 30 June. See this blog from DIA Charities Services.(includes links to a blog which busts the myth that you need an accountant to prepare your Performance Return.)
  • To receive an email when a new post is made on the NFP Resource website please click here.   

Workshops, Seminars, Training, and events for non-profit organisations

EVERY THURSDAY FROM 9 February 2023 - one-on-one support clinics by DIA Charities <Sign up>

EVENT Location From (On) To (date) Organisation
(If no link is shown please check the organisation's website)    
Become funder-ready: A practical
approach to planning and funding for community organisations in Aotearoa

on-line Thu 2 Mar  ANCAD/
The legal responsibilities of Boards

on-line Tue 7 Mar  ANCAD/
Change the way you think about data: Harness your data for greater good
Governance and Management: - Roles and Responsibilities
on-line Thu 9 Mar  ANCAD/
Annual Reports Made Easy
on-line Tue 9 Mar  GROW
Meetings Minutes & Resolutions Workshop
Virtual Inspiration Workshop - Creating a Podcast as Part of your Fundraising/Comms Mix
on-line Tue 14 Mar  FINZ
The Essential Chair's Workshop 
Governance Bytes 2023 : #2 Including Everyone
on-line Wed 15 Mar  LEAD
How to Activate Your Community through Social Media
on-line Thu 16 Mar  ANCAD/LiiFT
Leaders as Coaches (2-week programme)
on-line Tue 28 Mar & Tue 4 Apr GROW
Strategic Grant Seeking and Writing workshop
Takapuna AUCKLAND Thu 30 Mar  ANCAD/LiiFT
Regulating My State (stress management/health)
on-line Thu 30 Mar  GROW
Building Resilient Organisations, Team and Families
on-line Fri 31 Mar  GROW
Making Reception Safe and Sane
on-line Mon 3 Apr  GROW
The Ultimate Gratitude Practice
on-line Tue 4 Apr  GROW
GOVERNANCE MATTERS #3: The strategic leadership role of the Board and the importance of a strategic plan
on-line Tue 4 Apr  ANCAD
Understanding risk management
on-line Wed 5 Apr  ANCAD
Certificate in Xero Payroll (over 4 weeks)
on-line Thu 6 Apr to Thu 27 Apr GROW
Meetings Minutes & Resolutions Workshop
on-line Tue 18 Apr  GOVERN-
The Essential Chair's Workshop 
on-line Wed 19 Apr  GOVERN-
Governance Bytes 2023 : #3 Foundation of A Successful Partnership
on-line Wed 19 Apr  LEAD
Resourcing Leaders in Times of Change bi-monthly (Topic: tbc)
on-line Thu 27 Apr  ANCAD
Leading Hybrid Teams
on-line Thu 27 Apr  GROW
Besides Applying for Funding, How Else Can You Raise Money?
on-line Thu 4 May  ANCAD
Leading Community Organisations 2023 (online course, weekly)
on-line Fri 5 May Fri 30 June LEAD
GOVERNANCE MATTERS: The Board’s role in financial oversight
on-line Sun 9 May  ANCAD
Besides applying for money, how else can you raise money?
on-line Thu 11 May  ANCAD
Governance Bytes 2023: #4 Good to Great - Cultivating The Right Culture
on-line Wed 17 May  LEAD
Better Boards Conference 2023: Forging Strategic Pathways
Brisbane (Aus) Fri 2 June Sat 3 June BETTER BOARDS
Leaders as Coaches (2-week programme)
on-line Wed 7 Jun & Wed 14 Jun GROW
Governance Bytes 2023: #5 Toeing The Line - Knowing your legal obligations
on-line Wed 21 Jun  LEAD
Governance Bytes 2023: #6 Meetings That Matter
on-line Wed 19 July  LEAD
Governance Bytes 2023: #7 Rules of Engagement
on-line Wed 16 Aug  LEAD
Hamilton Sun 10 Sep Tue 12 Sep AuSAE
Governance Bytes 2023: #8 Hooking The Good Ones - Getting and keeping the right people
on-line Wed 20 Sep  LEAD
Leaders as Coaches (2-week programme)
on-line Mon 2 Oct & Mon 9 Oct GROW
Governance Bytes 2023: #9 Let's Get Personal
on-line Wed 18 Oct  LEAD
Governance Bytes 2023: #10 Painting The Big Picture
on-line Wed 15 Nov  LEAD
Governance Bytes 2023: #11 Being The Boss
on-line Wed 6 Dec  LEAD
EVENT Location From (on) To (date) Organisation

If no link is shown please check the organisation’s website


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.

One-on-one clinics with Charities Services every Thursday

DIA Charities Services are holding free one-on-one clinics every Thursday from 2 February.

You are invited to talk to the DIA Charities Services team and get answers to the questions you have about being a registered charity. A range of appointments are available depending on what questions you need answered. Appointments are available with Charities Services staff to discuss advice on your rules, advice on changing your purposes or activities, financial reporting, and governance.

There are appointments available every Thursday. Register for one appointment, or multiple, depending on the help you need.

Once you have booked an appointment, Charities Services will be in contact to organise a Zoom or phone call appointment for the time and date that you have booked. To find out more and to sign up for a clinic, click here.

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