Championing the community sector during COVID-19

It’s a challenging time while we bunker down in the COVID-19 Lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand. Many groups around the country are mobilising their efforts to shop, cook and provide home support for those most in need amongst us. These charities, incorporated societies and community groups are extending a caring hand from Kaitaia to Bluff, […]

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Governance of charitable trusts – and how the new Trusts Act 2019 might impact

by Sue Barker6 December 2019 There appears to be a trend in New Zealand at the moment for incorporated societies to restructure as charitable trusts: many incorporated societies appear to be struggling to find sufficient members, and/or to attract those members they do have to attend general meetings. Yet, despite this, many are finding newsletter […]

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Cloud Computing and benefits for charities

Written by Gaurav Dhar, Hui E! Pou Āwhina and IT specialist  Recently, I attended seminars in Berlin and Wellington on cloud computing for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Both technologies are on par with each other and come with a market place to choose different products that suit customer’s need (kind of like the Apple App Store and Google Play […]

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Charities Services

Charities Services is starting their free Lunchtime Webinar Series for 2018. They have 2 webinars lined up for this month and next (Becoming a registered charity – the benefits and obligations, 31 May 12pm and Good Practice in Grant Management and Reporting, 21 June 12pm) and they are reaching out to see if you might like to help us […]

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