External Resources

  • There are many resources and publications available online. Below we have provided links to a few key resource libraries.

  • Websites

    Children’s Commissioner

    Online catalogue of publications


    Community Law Manual

    An online resource providing practical information about legal obligations for organisations, groups, trusts and societies.


    Community Matters

    Department of Internal Affairs website provides a broad range of resources for community organisations


    Community Research

    A place to find community research and researchers in New Zealand, toolkits and resources


    Department of Conservation

    Run a project. How to run a conservation project. Get information on guidelines, funding and best practice.



    Online advice for giving organisations and socially-minded businesses wanting to improve the lives of children. Providing information and ideas on why, how and where to donate or invest.


    Health Promotion Agency

    Research Publications online catalogue.


    Inspiring Communities

    Inspiring Communities has been active since 2008 linking-up and supporting people and groups keen to tap into the capacities of communities to make a positive difference in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


    Institute of Directors

    A range of online resources for Not-for-Profit organisations.


    Ministry for Culture and Heritage

    Publications and research reports.


    New Zealand Red Cross

    Leading in Disaster Recovery: Companion through the Chaos, a book for leaders working in disaster recovery.


    Sport New Zealand

    Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.


    The Hub

    The Hub is a one-stop-shop for New Zealand government social science research


  • Downloads

    Social Enterprises in NZ by Steven Moe

    Social Enterprise is becoming increasingly important in New Zealand as we work to solve our complex social and environmental issues. This handbook is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in learning more about social enterprise.

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    Social Enterprise - Parry Fields Start Ups Legal Toolkit

    Even early stage entrepreneurs need to think carefully about the legal foundations for their business. This book is a great way to get your head sorted on this issue so you can move on with confidence and do what you do best.

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    Charting the Future C Fisher and S Moe

    A framework for thinking about change. In a time when Covid 19 has accelerated conversations about organisational sustainability. This thought and action paper focuses on charities, NGOs, NFPs and community sector organisations and asks 7 hard questions to challenge thinking!

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