Hui E! Panui – February 2016

 2016 February Panui             

 

Comments from Peter Glensor, Hui E! General Manager:

He mihi nui o te tau hou – Happy New Year!

Click on the image below to play Peter’s video 

After our first full year of setting up Hui E!, we have a busy set of priorities in 2016.

·        we want our sector to Blow our Own Trumpet – stories that demonstrate how our sector is where we find innovation, value for money, community links, and high quality services

·        we will be putting in place a Tiriti Working Group – to promote Treaty driven work in out sector, and to help hold ourselves to account from a Tiriti perspective

·        we are leading the dialogue among NZ civil society about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – to identify what we think are the NZ priorities and press for specific NZ targets

·        we are helping to convene meetings through the year – national umbrella groups, Ethnic and Multicultural NGO summits, a national roadshow on the Incorporated Societies Bill

·        our regular Sector Hui – monthly in Wellington and every two months in Auckland

Look out for news on all this work, as well as our ongoing commitment to cross sectoral work through ComVoices, our liaison with central and local government, and with other sector leaders.

The theme for our year is self-determination – promoting a sense of pride in our sector, in how we work, and the values that drive us – so that we can confidently name our priorities, our dreams, our contribution to national life.  In each of our programmes, you will hear that theme – as we ask each other – what’s OUR take on that issue?

A warm thanks to those who have already signed up as Formal Supporters of Hui E!, and we’re delighted that you have voted on three Trustees to bring our Trust Board up to the full complement of nine – five of them in Auckland to underscore that this Hui E! is truly a national entity – focused on the whole sector in every part of NZ, and in every sphere of work.

Please sign up if you haven’t already done so – http://www.huie.org.nz/join-with-us/become-a-formal-supporter/ – and please consider becoming a Sector Champion – making a financial contribution to Hui E! which helps build a strong civil society.

The staff team of Hui E! was sad to lose Maisie Sanderson-Thwaite this month – thanks Maisie for your work on our website, our database, and with general administration.  Joining Dave Henderson and myself we welcome Alkar Dhar (Accounts and Database), Alana Doyle (Roadshow administration) and Erin Brown (Panui).  And a huge thank you to people who contribute to our Hui, our programme of discussion and meetings, and our practical work.


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Contents: In this Panui:

  1. Quote for the Month
  2. Hui E! February Sector Hui
  3. New Thought Piece on Pay Equity
  4. Incorporated Societies Legislation Seminars
  5. Sustainable Development Goals, What now?
  6. Volunteering Integrated Into Work
  7. New Zealand Digital Inclusion Map
  8. Akina Foundation: Understanding Impact Investment in New Zealand Event Series
  9. Ethnic Migrant and Refugee Communities Engagement Summit
  10. New Report on Charitable Donations Positive
  11. Submissions open for Disclosure Regulations for Third-party Fundraisers
  12. Advanced copy of the UN Secretary-General’s SDG critical milestone report
  13. He Hui Tatauranga – unleashing the power of data for good
  14. Health and Safety Work Act
  15. Read Hui E! ComVoices Blog
  16. Putting Super to Work for Charities
  17. Webinar – How to Amaze Your Funders with Watertight Evidence

1. Quote for the Month

“Despite their differences, 196 countries came together to prove that a multilateral process built on trust and dialogue, and that respects the capacity of smaller delegations to engage, can yield strong results. By applying this Principle of Climate Justice, ensuring that decisions on climate change are participatory, transparent and accountable; the voices of people in vulnerable situations were heard and will be acted upon.”

Mary Robinson commenting on the UN Climate Negotiations and the potential of multilateral collaboration to create significant change

Mary Robinson was President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002 and currently serves as UN Envoy on Climate Change

2. Hui E! February Sector Hui 

   Thursday 11th February
   10 am to 12 noon at our Community Hub 

Level 4, 120 Featherston Street, Wellington

Vicki Terrell will speak about the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and accessibility in relation to the NGO sector.

A central platform of this presentation will be a practical handout on Accessible Environments developed for groups wanting to be more accessible. Vicki was the researcher for the book “Creating Welcoming Churches: a disability resource for faith communities” which will be on sale at the meeting for $10.00. Vicki is an Anglican priest and has extensive experience in the disability sector as well as the wider community sector. Vicki herself lives with Cerebral Palsy.

Bill Dashfield from the 2020 Trust will then demonstrate the prototype www.digitalinclusion.nz

The demo will include:
· Using the map to show digital inclusion resources – we have mapped nearly 450 so far.
· Using filters to drill down by resource type, region, programme or organisation
· Adding resources (singly or by bulk upload from spreadsheet) As well being a free and open resource for people working with unemployed, people needing computer skills and people at risk of digital exclusion, we expect the map to be very useful for local, regional and project planning, showing gaps in geographic coverage etc.

For ease of listing and sustainability of updating, the map information has been deliberately kept very simple, all information being in the public domain and with links to relevant website for full details.

The Digital Inclusion map has wide potential and benefits to listed organisations including
· Increased visibility of projects
· Increased ability to find suitable organisations to work or partner with
· Increasing Google profile of Sector organisation’s website
· Increasing visits to Sector organisation’s website both directly from the map links and via Google search

Future possibilities include
·Sector organisations embedding a subset of the map on their website to highlight the organisation’s programme locations (we are using doing this for our KiwiSkills and for Stepping UP programmes)
· Organisations being able to edit their information online

3. New Thought Piece on Pay Equity 

Hui E! has a ‘thought piece‘ section in our website, this section is updated regularly with thoughts on issues relevant to the sector. 

The latest piece is on pay equity is written by Prue Hyman from the Coalition for Equal Value Equal Pay (CEVEP).

“A splendid New Year’s resolution for 2016 for government and employers would be to respond positively to unions’ and women’s groups’ longstanding call to value properly the demands of female dominated jobs by significantly upping the levels of pay.”

Read the full piece here.

4. Incorporated Societies Legislation Seminars

Hui E! is organising a series of consultative seminars to get your feedback on proposed changes to the legislation covering Incorporated Societies. 

We are working with MBIE (the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) who have been given the task by Government to update the existing 1908 legislation, and with Charities Services from the Department of Internal Affairs. 

“The seminars will be a great opportunity for people involved in Incorporated Societies to hear what the key issues are, to give feedback on the spot, and to learn enough to be able to make their own responses” says Dave Henderson, who is Hui E!’s lead person on the project. 

“We are encouraging all organisations that are registered as Incorporated Societies to make submissions, and the information at these seminars will help”, says Dave 

There are 25 seminars planned from the 25th of February through to the 11th of May in
Auckland 
Hamilton
Rotorua
Palmerston North
Wellington
Christchurch
Dunedin
Invercargill

The seminars are free and run for 2 hours

See local dates and register online here.

5. Sustainable Development Goals, What now? 

Read Claire Melamed’s latest blog for Effective international development action beyond 2015.

“The last few months have been a difficult time for SDG-junkies. After all the excitement of the UN General Assembly meeting and the drama of their adoption (Shakira, the Pope and President Obama all in the same room), there’s been something of a deafening silence. And now people are getting worried – is anyone out there? Have the last few years been for nothing? Was Duncan Green right after all?” 

Claire notes that
High-Level Political Forums are a mouthful, but they’ll be crucial
Campaigners should focus their efforts inside countries

and explores ‘What good looks like’

Read the full article here.

6. Volunteering Integrated Into Work

Volunteer-involving organisations have been explicitly mentioned in a UN Resolution for the first time

The UN Resolution “Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond” was adopted during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

The resolution was co-sponsored by 100 Member States and recognises that volunteerism has much to contribute to the ‘Transforming Our World: 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda‘. These goals and targets relate to positive outcomes for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

Read the resolution here or out more about this recognition from Volunteering New Zealand.

7. New Zealand Digital Inclusion Map

A new Digital Inclusion map, piloted at NetHui 2015 aims to

– Give visibility to digital inclusion projects and resources in New Zealand and make it easy for people to find digital inclusion projects and resources near them
– Encourage greater take up of, and support for, digital inclusion initiatives encourage cooperation and knowledge sharing between projects.

This Digital Inclusion map is a prototype and is changing with use and experience, if enough people find it valuable in tackling digital exclusion. Help it become a truly useful tool for tackling digital exclusion

The Digital Inclusion NZ map is a initiative of the 2020 Trust. The Trust works for digital inclusion, managing and promoting digital literacy initiatives, and partnering organisations throughout New Zealand to deliver to their communities, test out innovative approaches and share ideas and experience.

Hear Bill Dashfield from the 2020 Trust introduce the Digital Inclusion Map at our next Hui, Thursday, February 11 (details above, item 2.)

8. Akina Foundation: Understanding Impact Investment in New Zealand Event Series

Join with other organisations making a positive impact in New Zealand to discuss the challenges and opportunities around raising money.

How does having a social or environmental purpose at your heart influence raising capital?
How do you get investors on board and protect your mission?
Where is the impact investment sector at in New Zealand?
How can we help you and the sector grow?

Please complete this short survey whether you’re able to attend an event or not. The survey results will help us increase access to capital for impact organisations like you. Your insights, experiences and challenges will inform our approach. Every survey entrant will be entered to win one of three prizes and we’ll share the results with you all in the New Year.

Register for the events now as space will be limited!

Christchurch: Tuesday 16 February, 5:30 – 7:3opm
Wellington: Tuesday 23 February, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Auckland: Wednesday 24 February, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Akina hopes to visit other centres – get in touch if you would like to host them.

9. Ethnic Migrant and Refugee Communities Engagement Summit

Theme: “I know what the Media tells you, but do you know Who I Am?”

Purpose: To develop and grow relationships among ethnic communities

Venue: AUT Auckland – 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland CBD, WG308 Sir Paul Reeves Building 8.30am to 4pm

A series of panel and full group discussions, and a chance to build relationships

-Keynote Address – Dame Susan Devoy
-Ethnic Communities and their relationship with Maori and the Treaty of Waitangi Ethnic communities’ -Perceptions of Each Other and of Themselves
-Ethnic communities and their Representation by Mainstream and Ethnic media.
-Where to From Here?

Jointly hosted by Hui E!, Multicultural NZ, Migrant Action Trust, Auckland Ethnic Peoples Panel, AUT Registrations will open shortly – look out for it.

10. New Report on Charitable Donations Positive

“New Zealanders are generous. A new report released 2 December shows that from 2006-2011 New Zealanders doubled their donations to charitable causes, and from 2011-2014 maintained giving at the same level of $2.788 billion.”


The Giving New Zealand Philanthropic Funding Report 2014 commissioned by Philanthropy New Zealand is the third of such studies, the former studies undertaken in 2006 and 2011, and provides a snapshot of philanthropic giving and associated trends during a single financial year.

11. Submissions open for Disclosure Regulations for Third-party Fundraisers

On 11 December 2015, the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs released a[http://Discussion%20document:%20Regulations%20for%20soliciting%20on%20behalf%20of%20charities]discussion document seeking comment on possible information disclosure regulations for third-party fundraisers making requests for funds for charitable purposes.

Third-party fundraisers are commercial businesses used by many charities to raise funds. They are either professional fundraisers or commercial operators that have an association with a charity and donate a portion of their profits from selling a good or service.

In 2012 the Government amended the Fair Trading Act 1986 by inserting section 28A to allow for disclosure regulations to be made for third-party fundraisers, but no regulations have been made yet.

Disclosure regulations would require third-party fundraisers to disclose prescribed information about their fundraising activities when asking for donations.

The Ministry is now consulting on section 28A and welcomes your comments on some or all of the questions in the discussion document, as well as broader comment on the issues covered in the document.

Submissions are due by 5pm on Thursday, 24 March 2016

12.Advanced copy of the UN Secretary-General’s SDG critical milestone report 

​An advance unedited copy of the report of the Secretary-General on the critical milestones towards coherent, efficient and inclusive follow-up and review of the 2030 sustainable development agenda at the global level is now available at:https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

13. He Hui Tatauranga – unleashing the power of data for good

Statistics New Zealand & The Treasury hosted a hui on 10 December with a commitment from all attendees to helping Statistics NZ realise its vision of unleashing the power of data. The organisations are confident that they are on the right path to creating better partnerships with iwi/Māori, Pasifika and NGOs, and enabling greater use of data.

Stats have set up a webpage that contains the material presented on the day, the key emerging themes, and an outline of next steps.

The web page is here: : http://www.stats.govt.nz/about_us/what-we-do/our-publications/he-hui-tatauranga-aotearoa.aspx

14. Health and Safety Work Act 

The new Health and Safety at Work Act will come into effect in April 2016.

Many boards are asking what this means for them.  There are some great resources available. The following link will take you to a short summary prepared by Megan Thomas, and links to further information.

15. NFP Impact Measurement Framework Launches

A new framework that will allow Not for Profits to formally measure and benchmark the impact of their work in the community has launched in Australia and New Zealand.

Corporate community investment measuring agency, London Benchmarking Group (LBG), created the LBG for Community tool to help organisations refine their strategic vision.

Currently in its pilot phase, LBG Australia and New Zealand is seeking interest from organisations to participate in a 12 month trial. The framework is then expected to be made more broadly available in early 2017.

See more here.

16. Read Hui E! ComVoices Blog 

We are more than the economy, the deficit, and the “flag debate”.

Read Dave Henderson’s ComVoices blog here.

17. Post-2015 Development Agenda Will “Leave No One Behind”

The United Nations has released a statement of confidence that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by world leaders last September, can be successfully implemented only with the inclusion of all segments of society, including governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), women, youth, indigenous people and the private sector.

Read more from the UN about agenda here.

18. Putting Super to Work for Charities

The CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA), David Crosbie, has called for a change in superannuation to the system France is currently operating under, Crosbie said the French 90/10 super program was producing “amazing” results that would be very easy to apply to Australia.

As well, Impact Investing Australia, a Not for Profit organisation established in 2014 to develop the impact investment market in Australia, said it had also looked at the 90/10 rule and its value to Australia.

Read an article in ProBono news about this here.

19. Webinar – How to Amaze Your Funders with Watertight Evidence

Tuesday 9th February 11.00am 

The first of the Community Research Summer Series Webinars 2016

Kate McKegg and Rachael Trotman present a live, interactive 45-minute ‘seminar at your desk’ on Google Hangouts on Air. Kate and Rachael will present tools and case studies, to help you to show how you make a difference.  This webinar is particularly for people new to outcomes thinking and evaluation methods and working in time-poor, cash-strapped organisations under pressure to produce evidence of their results.

– Hear about the most popular evaluation tools and approaches

– Hear the ‘real life’ experiences of the Aotearoa groups who use these tools 

– Help select the right tools for you

– Take a tour of the What Works website: http://whatworks.org.nz/

– Choose whether to attend a free online workshop with Rachael Trotman (professional evaluator) – 16th and 17th February 11.00am.

Places are free of charge, register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/webinar-how-to-amaze-your-funders-with-watertight-evidence-tickets-19568710540?aff=es2

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