External Resources

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

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. www.socialdevelopment.org.nz

Community Matters

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

Community Research

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


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.

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. www.inspiringcommunities.org.nz

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.

Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit

Previously the Families Commission. Resources and research for the social sector.

Sport New Zealand

Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.

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.


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.