Are you in a good position to register?

Check your readiness by answering yes or no to these questions.

Questions

 

1.

Have you done research including searching the Charities Register to find examples of what similar organisations look like?*

2.

Can you answer what the benefits and obligations of becoming a registered charity mean for your organisation?

3.

Can you demonstrate that the purposes of your organisation fit with the legal definition of charitable purpose?

4.

Can you demonstrate how your activities advance your charitable purposes?

5.

Does your rules document set out your organisation’s purposes, what you do, and how it operates?

6.

Do you know who your officers are, or will be, and whether they are qualified to be an officer?

7.

Are you able to ensure adequate financial management of your organisation to comply with filing your Annual Return? 

8.

Does your organisation have the right people to ensure strong governance and management?* 

9.

Have you identified your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses online at www.nznavigator.org.nz (external link) ?*

*Highly recommended, but not a requirement for registration.

If you answered ‘yes’ to ALL of the questions above, then you’re in a good position to be taking the next steps to apply to become a Registered Charity.