Useful Links | He Tūhononga Ipurangi Whaihua

Registration & Incorporation

Charities Services
Information about registering and running charitable organisations in New Zealand

New Zealand Companies Office — Incorporated Societies
Information about registering as or operating an incorporated society in New Zealand.

New Zealand Companies Office — Charitable Trusts
Information about registering as or operating a Charitable Trust in New Zealand.


Volunteer Central
Local organisation specialising in matching volunteers with community organisations.

Do Good Jobs
Online platform to help community organisations fill vacancies

HelpTank NZ
Online platform to help organisations find skilled volunteers for specific tasks.

Organisations & Networks

Community Networks Aotearoa
Nationwide advocacy and support for non-profits

Hui E Community Aotearoa
Nationwide advocacy for the community sector

Inspiring Communities
Support for community-led development.

Community Law Centre
Free and low cost legal advice for individuals


DIA - Community Matters
Department of Internal Affairs support for the community sector

Government Electronic Tenders
Online portal to explore Government contracts that are available

Palmerston North City Council
City Council supports the community sector in Palmerston North, including through offering funding. 

Training & Development

Community Governance
Resources to help understand governance and upskill board members

Community Net Aotearoa
A library of templates and resources for running community groups

Data & Insights

Community Research
Research and resources about and for the community sector

Online Tools

NZ Navigator
An online self-assessment tool to help identify your organisation's strengths and weaknesses

Survey Hero
We are creating online surveys for free with the support from

Information Technology

TechSoup New Zealand
Free and low cost learning resources and tech advice


What Works
Helps smaller community groups who can struggle to show the value of their work to gather robust data and information to tell a real story about what they are doing and the difference it makes.


Asking Hard Questions as a Non-Profit Organization | Gordon Decker | TEDxRapidCity 
Useful video on planning and evaluation for non-profits

Your Stories Can Transform Non-Profits | Andrea Proulx Buinicki | TEDxCountyLineRoad 
Tell the stories in your organisation to raise awareness for change

Modern Nonprofit Board Governance -- Beyond Passion | Chris Grundner | TEDxWilmington 
Most board members are passionate about their organisation, but what else is required? Chris Grudner identifies skills that are helpful for a governance board.