External Resources


External Resources and Publications

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting Requirements

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has released two resources dedicated to helping New Zealand comply with their financial reporting requirements. Please feel free to share the link from our website to any groups you think might benefit from this important financial reporting information. The resources include a Guide for NFP financial reporting in NZ which can be downloaded below. You can find direct access to a webinar on financial reporting under our Support for your organisation section. Download

Community Research – a place to find community research and researchers in New Zealand, toolkits and resources www.communityresearch.org.nz

Community Matters – Department of Internal Affairs website provides a broad range of resources for community organisations www.communitymatters.govt.nz

Community Law Manual - An online resource providing practical information about legal obligations for organisations, groups, trusts and societies. www.socialdevelopment.org.nz

Department of Conservation – Run a project. How to run a conservation project. Get information on guidelines, funding and best practice. www.doc.govt.nz

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. www.inspiringcommunities.org.nz

Health Promotion Agency - Research Publications online catalogue.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage - publications and research reports.

Sport New Zealand - Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.

Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit – previously the Families Commission. Resources and research for the social sector.

Children’s Commissioner - Online catalogue of publications

Children’s Commissioner - Giving2Kids - 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.

New Zealand Red Cross - Leading in Disaster Recovery: Companion through the Chaos, a book for leaders working in disaster recovery.

Evaluation resources and workshops

What is evaluation? – This resource is intended for anyone who has an interest or stake in evaluation. Australia and New Zealand

Free Easy Evaluation workshops - Free evaluation training plus organisational and individual support for the public health workforce and community organisations with a public health focus (targeting communities, groups, and environments rather than the delivery of personal health services). Learn to evaluate your projects. Gain skills and confidence in using evaluation in your work and learn how to apply programme logic. 2015/16 dates and venues.

Theory of Change - an innovative and participatory method of planning and evaluation that allows you to explain and understand how change happens and why an initiative is expected to work.

The What Works Website - The What Works website is a brand new, NGO-friendly website helping the people who make Aotearoa New Zealand a better place - especially smaller community groups who can struggle to show the value of their work.  It aims to help people gather robust data and information to tell a real story about what they are doing and the difference it makes.  If you need to reflect on your work, demonstrate its effectiveness and keep improving your practice, this site is for you.

Website: www.whatworks.org.nz

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyXc_7TzYzw&feature=youtu.be