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Latest BvonD News
There are clear differences between governance and management, and if that distinction is understood by societies and their members potential disagreements can be avoided or handled better…
New Zealand was among the first countries to legislate for the incorporation of many types of community organisations. However, we now lag behind other jurisdictions; notably the Australian States and Canadian Provinces. The archaic nature of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and other statutes governing not-for-profit organisations has been discussed […]
Some of what should be in a society’s rules is required by law, but those requirements are very basic, and inadequate to provide the framework for good governance and good relationships between a society and its members and between the members themselves…
I have no doubt that for any society, other than the most basic, incorporation is highly desirable because of the clear practical benefits…
This explains how important not-for-profit voluntary organisations are in the community, and discussing the importance of having a good set of rules.
Picking up news about mis-use of the funds of several organisations, this article examines the inadequate legislation providing for the incorporation of societies and trusts and some sources of information about better governance.