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 Joyti Wing on (03) 471 6177, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
www.dcoss.org.nz for more information.
/ 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
click here. Don't forget to tell us of your event:
to email us the details.
Funding Applications Easy!
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.
Why register? Follow
this link to the Charities Commission website to learn about the benefits of
registering with the Commission.
Registered charities must file an annual return within six
months of balance date. View the Commission's information sheet by
Sports Clubs seeking charitable status
Various funders are now looking for Charities Commission registration
before granting funds to applicant groups. View this information sheet
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
July 2010 (PDF, 814kb, new window)
latest issue of the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector newsletter
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.
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.
residents act responsibly when they care, and support what they create.
nourishing relationships is at the core of building healthy and inclusive
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.
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.
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.
factor in sustainable change is local leadership and its continuous development
starting point for change is always mindset and positive attitudes.