Not-for-profit organisations

We believe that not-for-profit sports clubs, community groups and charities provide real benefits to individuals and communities.  Managing a not-for-profit organisation has its own unique challenges.  We are committed to using our skills to help volunteers and administrators focus on their goals, not their paperwork.  

Our team has the legal skills and real world experience to give you expert advice and training about:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of the available operating structures (charitable trusts/companies/incorporated societies)
  • Administration and governance obligations
  • Drafting and amending constitutional documents
  • Winding up not-for-profit organisations
  • Funding applications and options
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Employment and contracting issues for volunteers, coaches and officials
  • Commercial issues for not-for-profit organisations, including sponsorship agreements, restraints of trade and event/risk management
  • Athlete agreements, including grants/funding, sponsorship and image rights
  • Establishing charitable trusts, incorporated societies and charitable companies
  • Registering charitable organisations with Charities Services
  • Presenting seminars to trustees and officers about their obligations and liabilities

 

Read our not-for-profit organisations articles


Experts in the field

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Matthew Peploe

Email: matthew.peploe@harkness.co.nz

Direct Dial: +64 7 834 6671

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Jaime Lomas

Email: jaime.lomas@harkness.co.nz

Direct Dial: +64 7 834 6677