To New Zealanders working in the community, voluntary and not-for profit sectors, and in iwi and hapu organisations, please consider providing input via this survey run by Dave Henderson and Sue Barker.
Kia ora koutou katoa,
This survey is to help us make independent input to the Review of the Charities Act, that is being run by the Department of Internal Affairs. We, that is Sue Barker and Dave Henderson, have received funding from a group of 12 community trusts and foundations so as to make sure there is a strong community voice in the review.
This note is a reminder - if you have already completed the survey, thank you! If not, please do. We have over 500 completed so far but we want to make sure we get as complete a picture as possible. Please also share this request with your network - this is important!
We need your information whether or not you are a registered charity, so we can get that complete picture. If you are involved in more than one organisation, please complete the survey more than once, giving answers separately for each. Please especially complete the survey if your group has applied for Charities registration and has been turned down, or if you withdrew the application, and/or if you have been deregistered.
Here is the link to the survey:
If you have any feedback on a particular question, or on the questionnaire as a whole, please send it to me or to Sue. We realise it is quite long but there are a lot of issues where we need data to feed into the review, and we really appreciate your time.
There is a saying that in a democracy, you get the legislation you deserve – this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create the best framework for charity law in New Zealand that we can. Please help to make sure the community voice is heard.
The Department will be announcing very soon the planned dates for a series of workshops on the Review, around the country. Sue and I will be at these - we encourage you to attend and hope to see you there.
Thanks again for your input to this important project.
Noho ora mai, na
Dave Henderson and Sue Barker
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