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Welcome to a New Year at NFP Resource
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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.

Do you offer a service to non-profits?  Contact us to advertise here or on the website.

NFP Resource website averages over 2100 visitors per month, predominantly from NZ.  This newsletter is mailed to over 745 addressees per month.



NFP Resource - Website posts 

The following posts were recently added to the NFP Resource website:  

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:

  • 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
  • Wellington Regional Kidney Society: The charity boss who helped himself to a house
  • Investigator who conducted review for Arise Church left with $20k in legal bills
  • David Byrne's media project strikes cheerful note
  • How Two Former Debt Collectors Made $6.7 Billion in Medical Debt Disappear  (USA)

Free Giveaway
To celebrate the New Year we are offering copies of the book "Lean for the Nonprofit - what you don't know can cost you" by Paddy O'Brien. (see review here). Free to the first 3 responders. Send email with your name and address to with 'LEAN GIVEAWAY' in the subject by 15 February 2023.
We do not collect addresses. The information will only be used for the purposes of the promotion and will not be retained.

  • Stuff run an initiative called Good Turns whereby their print subscribers can donate the amount of their newspaper subscription instead of temporarily stopping payments while they're away or on holiday. Stuff advise "We are currently seeking new not-for-profit organisations that would like to apply to receive a free newspaper subscription via Good Turns by filling out an online form. It would be a nice initiative to promote, providing their organisation with a freebie (no strings attached).
    You can read more about it here."
  • ParryField have recently posted a blog entitled "When can a group call itself a registered charity?" <read it here>
  • 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 website please click here.   

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

EVERY THURSDAY – 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)        
GOVERNANCE MATTERS #1 – the difference between governance and management on-line Tue 7 Feb   ANCAD/LiiFT
One-on-one support clinics   Thu 9 Feb weekly DIA CHARITIES SERVICES
Facilitation Skills: Achieving community outcomes through great facilitation   Thu 9 Feb   ANCAD/LiiFT
Virtual Inspiration Workshop – How to Revitalise Your Fundraising Strategy Through Travel on-line Tue 14 Feb   FINZ
The New Incorporated Societies Act – What Changes Result? on-line Wed 15 Feb   PARRYFIELD
Governance Bytes 2023: #1 Being On Board on-line Wed 15 Feb   LEAD
Auckland Region Community Funding Fair on-line Thu 16 Feb   ANCAD
Governance & Management Great Barrier Island Wed 22 Feb   ANCAD/LiiFT
Governance Masterclass: stepping up from Leadership to Governance on-line Thu 23 Feb   GOVERNANCE NZ
Resourcing Leaders in Times of Change - bi-monthly
(TOPIC: Setting annual leadership intentions)
on-line Thu 23 Feb   ANCAD/LiiFT
Become funder-ready: A practical approach to planning and funding for community organisations in Aotearoa on-line Thu 2 Mar   ANCAD/LiiFT
The legal responsibilities of Boards
on-line Tue 7 Mar   ANCAD/LiiFT
Change the way you think about data: Harness your data for greater good TAURANGA Wed 8 Mar Thu 9 Mar SOCIAL LINK
Governance and Management:
Roles and Responsibilities
on-line Thu 9 Mar   ANCAD/LiiFT
Virtual Inspiration Workshop – Creating a Podcast as Part of your Fundraising/Comms Mix on-line Tue 14 Mar   FINZ
Governance Bytes 2023 : #2 Including Everyone on-line Wed 15 Mar   LEAD
Creating effective social
media content
on-line Thu 16 Mar   ANCAD/LiiFT
Strategic Grant Seeking and Writing workshop Takapuna AUCKLAND Thu 30 Mar   ANCAD/LiiFT
GOVERNANCE MATTERS: The strategic leadership role of the Board and the importance of a strategic plan on-line Tue 4 Apr   ANCAD/LiiFT
Understanding risk management on-line Wed 5 Apr   ANCAD/LiiFT
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/LiiFT
Specialised volunteering: How to attract and access the volunteers you need) on-line Thu 4 May   ANCAD/LiiFT
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/LiiFT
Besides applying for money, how else can you raise money? on-line Tue 11 May   ANCAD/LiiFT
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
LINC CONFERENCE 2023 Hamilton Sun 10 Sep Tue 12 Sep AuSAE
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.

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


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