The Sustainable Development Goals: Next Steps

Useful resources regarding the Sustainable Development Goals, provided by The Council for International Development. More information about the goals in relation to New Zealand can be found here at www.oursdgs.nz.   The Sustainable Development Goals: The Next Steps for New Zealand The 17 Sustainable Development Goals: New Zealand and Pacific Focused

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Launched: The What Works website

Launched last week by Community Research, the What Works website is a brand new, NGO-friendly website to help your evidence your results. It’s a treasure trove of tools, case studies and resources to help you develop an outcomes framework, select tools for gathering data, to know and show the difference your organisation makes.   What […]

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Incorporated Societies and Non-Charitable Trusts: The Forgotten Children in the New Financial Reporting Regimes

By Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd.   Over the last year we’ve been very proactive about discussing the new financial reporting regime, its impacts, the process, the decisions, the frameworks, and all of the positives and negatives in between. As we’ve been working through the various permutations that are possible with clients, a number of […]

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Who’s New Zealand’s real rich?

By Geoff Simmons. To see the original article, click here.   Over the weekend Max Rashbrooke’s latest book Wealth and New Zealand was released, giving a rare insight into the wealth of New Zealanders. We don’t see this sort of information very often because of lack of data. Because we tax some forms of cash […]

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Hui E! and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Hui E! has written to all Ministers highlighting the specific areas of the SDGs that are relevant to their particular portfolios. There are 17 overarching Goals and 169 specific areas where UN member states will have to set domestic targets. In the letters we are emphasising the expectation, spelled out in the signed goals, that […]

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Hui E! Panui – November 2015

    2015 November Panui Invitation to our Wellington Sector Hui – Wellington: Thursday 12 November 2015, 10.00am to Midday Level 4, 120 Featherston StKia ora koutou katoa, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou Greetings – All are Welcome to attend. For any enquiries, to be added to the Hui E! mail list or to […]

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Joe Saxton: Too many charities? No – in fact, we need more

Click here for the original article. 12 October 2015 , (Click here for comments) Businesses are encouraged to multiply, says Joe Saxton: so why do we take the opposite line with charities? For a thriving community and voluntary sector, we need lots of charities and community groups. We need more social enterprises and community interest companies, […]

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How donors can help civil society become more effective

Click here for the original article. October 14, 2015 Summary In this post, written with DFID in mind, but also relevant to other donors, I argue that donor support for civil society has two distinct, but related strategic components: support to civil society in providing services which help meet the donor’s goals; and support to […]

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