Other useful websites and resources
Use this page as a gateway to other useful websites and resources to find more information.
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This new website for tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector organisations helps people work together. Members can set up online spaces for committees or projects, plus access sector e-newsletters and other information.
This comprehensive resource established in 1998 provides a community noticeboard, links directory, and advisory information for tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector organisations.
Help and information for community groups, Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector
A list of free or low-cost resources selected to meet the needs of new and existing organisations.
Keeping it Legal
A practical online resource for New Zealand organisations, groups, trusts and societies that ensures they have continuing access to simple, accurate information about their legal obligations.
Mana Mahi - employment resource
A one-stop employment relations resource designed specifically for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector. 17 best practice guides and six resource booklets cover a wide range of employment relations issues. First published November 2008.
North Shore Community and Social Services (NSCSS) resource catalogue
NSCSS produce printed publications on all aspects of running a not for profit organisation. Charges apply.
Who Cares? a community action toolkit to prevent family violence
Aimed at helping people add their voices to the call for family violence to stop, this guide covers everything to do with community organising in simple language.
Bishop's Action Foundation
Part of the Foundation's work is offering capacity building support to voluntary and community organisations (under the banner of Keystone Taranaki) and an ICT Gateway, developing strategic and innovative ICT projects with communities and community groups.
A team of advisors can help you and your organisation with areas such as governance, management, policy development, legal structures, operational planning, budget and funding advice, financial systems, training, advocacy, facilitation and IT.
Nelson Community Support Service
A service set up to strengthen community groups. Areas of support offered includes administration, management, and governance functions of community organisations.
CommunityNet Aotearoa - Job vacancies
Nationwide job directory. Free listing for not-for-profit organisations.
Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector - Funding for the sector
A list of links to funding sources and fundraising websites.
Funding Information Service
A not-for-profit organisation collecting and distributing information about funding. There are three separate searchable computer databases: FundView (grants from trusts and foundations), BreakOut (grants for individuals) and CorporateCitizens (a directory of corporate community involvement).
Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
An association for people committed to helping others in the charitable sector. The Institute offers professional development, networking and promotional opportunities.
Effective governance, Te Puni Kōkiri
A site for trustees and directors of Māori organisations to help with their responsibilities and role as guardians and leaders.
A source of donated software and hardware from companies such as Microsoft to eligible charities, voluntary and community organisations. Administration charges apply.
Unitec - Graduate Diploma in not-for-profit management
This Diploma is designed for managers and co-ordinators, team leaders, volunteers and board members of not-for-profit organisations. It supports leaders and their organisations in achieving effective management and leadership. Courses are delivered throughout New Zealand.
Legal, tax, financial
Under the Charities Act 2005, the Charities Commission runs a registration and monitoring system for charitable organisations. It also provides support and education to the charitable sector on good governance and management.
Community Law Centres list
Centres provide community provide legal information, advice and assistance, promote legal education and law reform, including offering some support for community organisations.
IRD - not-for-profit groups
Taxation information for charities, societies and other not for profit entities.
NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) - Not-for-profit sector resources
Useful information on financial reporting, tax, governance and more from the NZICA Not-for-Profit Sector Advisory Committee.
Societies and trusts
A searchable register of incorporated societies and charitable trusts. Existing organisations can upload documents and amend details, and registration process.
Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR)
This network pursues or encourages research into the not-for-profit, community or voluntary organisations and the activities of volunteering and philanthropy in Australia and New Zealand. ANZTSR produce a journal and run biennial conferences.
The Clearing House
Described as a place to find good community research and researchers. Provides research and other resources for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector, including a list of researchers.
Community and Voluntary Sector Research Forum, convened by ANGOA
Regular forums are held in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, for people to share information on research or research-related projects about the community and voluntary sector.
Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA)
A member association for evaluators. ANZEA run an annual conference and provide other member benefits.
A website set up to assist Māori researchers through the rangahau process. Starts with the research idea then covers ethics, methods and analysis. Includes many video interviews.
Unitec - Graduate Diploma in not for profit management research paper
A course giving students the skills and confidence to plan their own community
research, evaluation or assessment.
Te Pou Knowlege Exchange - research and evaluation resources
Information from the NZ's Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development for people wanting to do, contract or assess research and evaluations.