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Being flexible with your rules
Myth busting: who can register as a charity?
Myth busting: when charities can provide housing
How does Charities Services handle complaints?
Reviewing the Tier 3 and Tier 4 Reporting Standards – How to have your voice heard
Myth busting: when charities can run businesses
The new Trusts Act – What does it mean for registered charities?
Innovation and best practice in charity reporting - Feedback on the 2020 Charity Reporting Awards
How COVID-19 may affect your audit report
Information on COVID-19 for registered charities
Options when ending a charity
What to be or not to be - Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts
Restricting information from the Register
Annual reporting is crucial and here's what you need to know
Good governance across Aotearoa
Feedback on the 2019 Charity Reporting Awards
Automated Cash Book — Helping you report your cash transactions
Streamlining registration - Common issues in applications
Changes that will make it easier to claim donation tax credits
Update on our Governance Project - December 2018
Fraud in the charitable sector
Sports and charity: Rules of the game
Upcoming tax changes that might affect your charity
What charities need to know about the New Zealand Business Number
Social enterprise and charity
Ending a charity - What to do with what's left
Lessons on compliance through case reports
What charities need to know about spam
Upcoming election – things to think about as a charity
Is being registered with Charities Services still right for your organisation?
Exchange and Non-Exchange Revenue (Part 3) – Disclosures
Exchange and Non-Exchange Revenue (Part 2) – When to recognise it
Exchange or Non-Exchange (Part 1) – Which is it?
Debunking deregistration myths with data
Accounting and auditing fees
How the Charities Registration Board makes decisions
The Charities Register - Getting the big picture
When can Tier 3 entities apply Tier 2 standards for certain transactions?
Being political and charitable
Cash Flow Statement – Mystery or just mathematics?
Charity reporting – The bigger picture
Conflicts of interest and the related party – When to disclose the guest list
Conflicts of interest and the consequences when they lead to private benefit
Conflicts of interest and registering as a charity
Conflicts of interest and making decisions
What is a Statement of Service Performance (SSP)?
Annual reporting timeline
To audit or not to audit – that is the question…
Consolidation and registering as a group
Let’s talk about tech
Categories in the performance report – What about grants?
The new reporting standards are here and yes, they do affect your charity!
Tier 4 Microsoft Excel template – Trouble shooting
Health and safety
Myth Busting: Is setting up a new charitable group the best way to help your community?
Myth Busting: What Charities Services can do when you have an internal dispute
It’s your first Audit, what do you need to file?
5 things charities need to know about the new Incorporated Societies Act
Reflections on the 2022 New Zealand Charities Reporting Awards
Guest blog: Cartel activity - illegal and harmful to procurement
Myth busting: Being a registered charity makes you a legal entity
Myth Busting: you need an accountant to prepare your Performance Report
Myth Busting: your officers always need to be NZ Citizens and physically in New Zealand
Just had an AGM? Don’t forget to update your charity’s details
Charitable trusts – how to set one up
Myth Busting: Advocacy is not charitable