What should a Society’s Rules cover?

2010 Article, updated October 2017   Some of what should be in a society’s rules is required by law, but those requirements are (at present) very basic, and inadequate to provide the framework for good governance and good relationships between a society and its...

Why Incorporate?

2010 Article, updated October 2017 In the first of this series of articles (“As common as dirt”) I outlined the disadvantages of unincorporated societies.  A 2007 Statistics New Zealand report stated that there were then some 97,000 Not-For-Profit entities...

As common as dirt

2010 Article, updated October 2017   The vast majority of New Zealanders must belong to at least one community organisation, and many will belong to a dozen or more in their lifetime.  Few would not have contact with such entities.  At the most basic level are...