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Free Seminars on Proposed Accounting Standards
The External Reporting Board (XRB), which is responsible for setting financial reporting standards in New Zealand, is partnering with Internal Affairs’ Charities team, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and ANGOA - the Association of NGOs of Aotearoa - to run a series of seminars on the proposed new accounting standards requirements that will take effect from 2015.
In 2012 the Charities Commission hosted Fraud Workshops around NZ. The goal of these workshops was to educate and inform attendees about The resources used at these workshops are still available on this website.
Charitable Purpose forums
In May 2012 the Charities Commission hosted a two day forum to discuss the definition of Charitable Purpose.
The objective of the forum was to discuss and debate the issues and opportunities around Charitable Purpose to help inform the First Principles review of the Charities Act 2005. This review is scheduled to be completed by 2015.
There are a number of presentations and audio recordings from this forum available for download. Please see the link below for further information.
During 2010 and 2011, Charities Services ran a series of regional forums to engage with charities.
The forums provided an opportunity for charities to hear about relevant topics and engage with Charities Services, and for charities to identify and access resources that help them to become more effective in delivering their charitable purpose.
More information can be found on our regional forums page.
Annual Meeting and Forum for Charities
Every year Charities Services provides opportunities for charities to meet with members of Charities Services, so you can to find out more about its work, and ask questions.
One opportunity is the Annual Meeting and forum for charities, at which Charities Services presents its Annual Report, and hosts charities who wish to learn more about an aspect of the qualities of an effective charity (or other topic relevant to the sector).
As part of the Annual Meeting and forum, the Commission generally invites a keynote speaker and discussion panel, and charities can also hear from the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector (or her representative).