Media release – Community and voluntary organisations continue to make a difference in our communities

12 December 2019 – For immediate use The country’s community and voluntary organisations are delivering services where they matter – to New Zealanders in need – even as they continue to grapple with a number of significant challenges.  That’s one of the key findings from a survey of community and voluntary sector organisations carried out […]

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Media Release: The holes are getting bigger in the safety net provided by the Community Sector

25 October 2016   “The second ComVoices State of the Sector Survey of the Community Sector shows that stresses on our organisations are increasing” says Scott Miller, Chair of ComVoices.   “We are facing greater demand for our services, are dealing with greater complexity with less funding from government, and have a greater reliance on […]

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ComVoices Blog – September 2015

Credit where credit is due Peter Glensor, General Manager Hui E! Community Aotearoa Link to article:   http://community.scoop.co.nz/2015/09/credit-where-credit-is-due/ We in the community sector too often get stuck in a “poor me” attitude.  Life is tough in our sector – there are always new demands, and there’s never enough time or people or money to do all […]

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Governance and Management – Doing it our way

Like others, I’ve been working in the community and voluntary, the NGO sector, for many years. This sector is a huge part of our community life here in NZ – “if in doubt, form a committee” was supposed to be the saying!! Now, there are nearly 100,000 formal “Not for Profit Institutions” in NZ, according […]

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