Running your charity

CommunityNet Aotearoa

CommunityNet Aotearoa is an online hub where you can find and share resources designed to strengthen community organisations. It puts quality resources in one place making it easy to find the resources you need.

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NZ Navigator

An online self-assessment to help identify your organisation's strengths and weaknesses.

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Geared for success

Regardless of size, income, area of activity or background, there are some key characteristics that effective Registered Charities demonstrate:

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Tax information

Inland Revenue administers charitable tax exemptions from things such as income tax, and gift duty for people who give gifts to charitable entities. Inland Revenue generally accepts Charities Services’ decisions regarding charitable registrations, so in most cases tax exemptions are approved.

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Resolving disputes

Sometimes, disputes can occur between a charity's members, within its governing and management bodies or between the charity and a third party such as a landlord or supplier.

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Protecting against terrorism and money laundering

Charities are at risk of being misused by individuals or other organisations to finance or support terrorist activity or assist money laundering. It is wise to be aware of the risks, and to take appropriate precautions.

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