Not-for-Profit Resource Newsletter

JUNE 2022

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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 

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:
  • Fears charities law reform could be 'colossal mistake'
  • Cooking the Books podcast: How to make donations to charity go further
  • St John humbled by Most Trusted Charity vote three years in a row
  • WorkSafe inspectors to visit Gloriavale, charities regulator opens investigation
  • New one-stop website for Hawke's Bay community groups seeking funding
  • You can donate to charities without spending money – but what’s the catch?
  • The big business of giving

          Read these articles and others here


End of Financial Year. Most non-profit organisations have the end of their financial year as 31 March. Registered NZ Charities are required to file their annual returns with DIA Charities within 6 months (ie by the end of September for a 31 March EoFY) in an approved format.   If your EoFY is 31 December, the return for the 2021 calendar/Financial year must be made by the end of this month

Incorporated Societies Act 2022
"The New Incorporated Societies Act 2022: What it means for your Incorporated Society" is an updated resource available on the Parryfield lawyers website. On this page there are also links to 4 zoom calls in June where Steven Moe will explain what the new Act means for Incorporated Societies (Free registration). The Act came into force in April but many of the provisions of the Act come into force at various times. <More information>
The LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership has also published a very useful blog on the new ACT

Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions, Governance NZ's popular workshop offers practical guidance on the core functions of meetings, minute-taking and recording resolutions, and is ideal for anyone involved in preparing meetings or recording procedures for any form of meeting ie board meetings, AGM’s, special meetings or shareholder meetings. Virtual workshop 9 August.

Match | Te Puna Taurite is going live and selected charities and funders are being invited onto the service to kickstart the community. The approach of gradually growing the Match | Te Puna Taurite community is being undertaken as a final test of the functionality. The service will be opened up to all registered charities and funders in the second half of July.  <details

Do you have a blog, opinion piece, or article on a non-profit topic that you would like to be considered for the NFP Resource website or this newsletter?  Contact the Editor to discuss

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
Reconciling all Things - A Christian Perspective on Health CHRISTCHURCH Sat 28 May   CMF
Setting up a new organisation: Legal responsibilities and financial oversight AUCKLAND (Waiheke Is) Thu 2 Jun   ANCAD
The New Incorporated Societies Act 2022: What changes result? on-line Fri 10 Jun   PARRYFIELD
Governance and Board Management Skills for Eas and Pas on-line Tue 14 Jun   BRIGHTSTAR
The New Incorporated Societies Act 2022: What changes result? on-line Wed 15 Jun   PARRYFIELD
The New Incorporated Societies Act 2022: What changes result? on-line Tue 21 Jun   PARRYFIELD
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
The New Incorporated Societies Act 2022: What changes result? on-line Thu 30 Jun   PARRYFIELD
Legal & Governance Essentials for School Leaders 2022 AUCKLAND Mon 4 Jul Tue 5 Jul BRIGHTSTAR
NZ Social Media Forum AUCKLAND Mon 4 Jul Tue 5 Jul BRIGHTSTAR
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

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