Governance Resources | Rauemi ā-Poari

Governance is defined as the setting of strategic direction and policies that guide an organisation. It also involves monitoring the organisation’s performance, managing risks, and ensuring accountability. Effective governance is a key element of any organisation, including those working in the social and community sector. There is a range of free online resources to help you on your governance journey.


Community Governance 

Community Governance has one of the largest collections of resources for non-profit organisations in New Zealand. There are templates for meeting agendas, governance CVs, and much more. There are also helpful notes on Māori governance, strategy, AGMs, and other topics pertaining to running an organisation.


Community Net Aotearoa

Community Net Aotearoa collates different pieces of information from other websites. It has a lengthy list of links pertaining to governance, but also on leadership, communication, administration, and other topics.


NZ Navigator Trust

For organisations who are looking for online tools such as financial, administration, or design software, NZ Navigator Trust has a long list of resources in their Digital Stuff We Love section. Their survey is commonly used by New Zealand organisations to identify their strengths and weaknesses.


Institute of Directors New Zealand

The Institute of Directors website has a collection of tools for boards across the spectrum, including resources specifically for non-profit organisations. It has countless articles, paid courses, and even a podcast.


Te Puni Kōkiri

As a government ministry, Te Puni Kōkiri is focused exclusively on the wellbeing and development of Māori. Their website has a helpful section dedicated to governance and how it pertains to Māori organisations.