Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter


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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.



Top Edge Advisory - Not for Profit Accounting Specialists

Not-for-profit finance specialists. We know that the needs of not for profit entities are unique, and we have experience in the sector to guide you. We’re here to add value to your organisation, with a range of accounting, finance and advisory service offerings for you to choose from. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.

Who we help:

  • You might not want or need a full-time Accountant, Finance Manager or CFO, but still have a need for the skills these roles require.
  • Whether you're an established organisation, or just beginning you're journey - we can help
  • Not just registered Charities, but Incorporated Societies, Charitable Trusts and more
  • We’re partnered with Xero and MYOB
  • We’re Auckland based, but can work remotely with all of NZ

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:
  • The changing face of philanthropy: Giving time, not money
  • Clean-up of money laundering and financial terrorism battle after businesses called for reform
  • One Good Kiwi: The app giving away $1.2 million a year in digital koha
  • Gardening is beneficial for maintaining mental health and wellbeing – study
  • Cyberattack hits not-for-profit sector (Australia)
  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield dabbles in speaking engagements ahead of next career move
Letters to the Editor
You will no doubt have seen that the government has introduced a Charities Amendment Bill into Parliament, with submissions closing on 9 December: . In my view, the Bill is a kick in the guts to charities - in case it might be of interest, some of the concerns are talked about here and here

Further to [Earlier] correspondence regarding the Charities Amendment Bill, I thought you might be interested in a petition Tim Howard has created asking the Government to press pause on the Bill – please see the following link in case it might be of interest:
                                                                                Sue Barker (Director, SUE BARKER CHARITY LAW)

  • If you are a Registered NZ Charity with an EoFY (end of financial year) of 30 June, you will need to get your Annual Return to DIA Charities Services by 31 December. 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.)
  • Remuneration. We recently received a question regarding CEO remuneration rates for non-profits in NZ. We referred it to NFP legal expert Steven Moe who responded: "I get this question a lot - there is no objective standard or list that I know of.  Each situation depends on context eg one charity may have a $30m budget while another has a $200k budget…"  A 2022 Australian Report on remuneration in the non-profit sector is available from a cost of $A319 for the full report (reduced cost for targetted portions of the report) although it will not directly translate to the NZ situation. <details>
  • NFP Resource newsletter will be taking a break. The next newsletter will published in February but the NFP Resource team will be keeping an eye on any general charities news over the holiday period.  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
The New Incorporated Societies Act
– What Changes Result?

on-line Fri 2 Dec   PARRYFIELD
Getting a Seat at Government’s
Table Post-Covid

on-line Thu 8 Dec   AuSAE
Governance Bytes: Being The Boss on-line Thu 8 Dec   LEAD
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
Governance Masterclass: stepping up from
Leadership to Governance

on-line Thu 23 Feb   GOVERNANCE NZ
Governance Bytes 2023 : #2 Including

on-line Wed 15 Mar   LEAD
Governance Bytes 2023 : #3 Foundation
of a Successful Partnership

on-line Wed 19 Apr   LEAD
Leading Community Organisations 2023
(online course, weekly)

on-line Fri 5 May Fri 30 Jun LEAD
Governance Bytes 2023: #4 Good to Great
– Cultivating The Right Culture

on-line Wed 17 May   LEAD
Better Boards Conference 2023:
Forging Strategic Pathways

Fri 2 June Sat 3 June BETTER BOARDS
Hamilton Sun 10 Sep Tue 12 Sep AuSAE
EVENT Location From (on) To (date) Organisation


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 one-on-one clinics every Thursday.

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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