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Dunedin Community Accounting: A service for Not-for-Profits: DCA offers free training and advice to treasurers of small not-for-profit groups.  If you were coerced into the role of treasurer and are unsure of your responsibilities, or if you have some tricky questions needing answers, call (03) 471 6177, or email rob@dca.org.nz to make an appointment.  This service is available Monday evenings, at Dunedin Community House, Moray Place, Dunedin.  This service is proudly supported by the Dunedin City Council and the University of Otago School of Business.  See www.dca.org.nz for more information.

Events Calendar / Funding Calendar: these calendars are now online. Use these calendars when planning your club's activities and fundraising. To see what is on click here for the events calendar; to check out funding application closing dates click here. Don't forget to tell us of your event: click here to email us the details.

Making Funding Applications Easy!  Everything you need to know on one page. Click here to view. If you are responsible for grants for your club and don't know where to start, call Jean Proctor on 03 419 0247. Enquires are welcome.

Charities Commission

Why register? Follow this link to the Charities Commission website to learn about the benefits of registering with the Commission.

Annual returns: Registered charities must file an annual return within six months of balance date. View the Commission's information sheet by clicking here.

Sports Clubs

Sports Clubs seeking charitable status ? Various funders are now looking for Charities Commission registration before granting funds to applicant groups.  View this information sheet by clicking here.

Tools to run your sports club: follow this link to view SPARC's 'club kit'. All you need to know about running a sports club.  Click here to visit Sport Otago?s website, for local information on sports, events and funding opportunities.

Newsletters / Bulletins

Rural Bulletin, July 2010 (PDF, 814kb, new window)

OCVS newsletter - download the latest issue of the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector newsletter by clicking here.

Peter Kenyon?s 10 Key Community Development Beliefs

Peter Kenyon is a social capitalist and community enthusiast. Over the last decade he has worked with over 1000 communities throughout Australia and overseas seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways that stimulate community and economic renewal. He is motivated by the desire to create healthy, caring, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities.  See www.bankofideas.com.au for more information

  • Meaningful and lasting community change always originates from within, and local residents in that community are the best experts on how to activate that change.

  • Community residents act responsibly when they care, and support what they create.

  • Building and nourishing relationships is at the core of building healthy and inclusive communities.

  • Communities have never been built by dwelling on their deficiencies, needs and problems.  Communities respond creatively when the focus is on resources, capacities, strengths and aspirations.

  • The strength of a community is directly proportional to the level that the diversity of its residents desire, and are able to contribute their abilities and assets to the wellbeing of their community.  Every single person has capacities, abilities, gifts and ideas, and living a good life depends on whether those capacities can be used, abilities expressed, gifts given and ideas shared.

  • In every community something works.  Instead of asking ?what?s wrong, and how do we fix it?, ask ?what?s worked, and how do we get more of it?.  It generates energy and creativity.

  • Creating positive change begins simply with conversation.  It is the way that human beings have always though together, and initiated action.

  • Having fun needs to be a high priority in all community building efforts.

  • The central factor in sustainable change is local leadership and its continuous development and renewal.

  • The starting point for change is always mindset and positive attitudes.

 

 

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