Community Leadership

Growing local leadership and collaboration skills is critical to the success of community-led projects and activities. The key to this activity is listening to what our community organisations want to achieve, both individually and as a collective, and then enabling access to the skills and resources needed to achieve the desired outcomes.

Community leadership will likely include activities such as:

  • facilitating community workshops on a range of topics,
  • sourcing and/or delivering community governance training, and
  • supporting organisations with advocacy to key decision-makers within council.

Upcoming events:

Community Governance Aotearoa - Table Talks: Chairing a successful Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Free session provided by Community Governance Aotearoa

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

AGMs are coming up, how do we run a great one? Sonya Rimene (Te Tumu Paeroa) will lead the first hour 12pm to 1pm for those who chair Māori entities and trusts. Sonya will explore what makes a good AGM and some practical guidance. Steven Moe (Parry Field Lawyers) will lead the second hour 1pm to 2pm, continuing the exploration on chairing not-for-profit AGMs, some practical tips, and what makes a good AGM.

Community Governance Aotearoa: Good Governance Code Workshops (Manawatu-Horowhenua)

Free* session provided by Community Governance Aotearoa

Tuesday 18 June 2024, starts 10:00am

Join governance sector leader Rose Hiha-Agnew and Mele Wendt to take an in-depth look at how to implement the Good Governance Code into your board practice. Rose and Mele will draw on their expertise to guide you through each of the six principles, and explore how they can be applied to your organisation.

* The workshops are free, however you must be currently on the governing board or committee of a community or not-for-profit group to be eligible.

Inland Revenue Seminars and Webinars: Introduction to Business / GST Workshop

Free session provided by Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue has a variety of access to their available training. You can attend a seminar in person or online, and or you can visit their website and watch the recorded webinars in your own time and at your own pace. Detailed overviews of the topics covered in both the Introduction to Business training and the GST workshop are available on the Inland Revenue website.

Multiple sessions available in-person and online:

Webinar recordings available for self-paced learning:

Charities Services: One-on-One Clinics Every Thursday

Make a free appointment to speak with the Charities Services team and get answers to the questions you have about being a registered charity. There are a range of appointments available with Charities Services staff depending on what questions you need answered - including advice on your rules, advice on changing your purposes or activities, financial reporting and governance.

There are appointments available every Thursday. Register for one appointment, or multiple, depending on the help you need.

Hui E! Community Aotearoa: Grant Writing Support for Your Community Group

A free grant writing support service that pairs small-sized community groups with skilled volunteer grant writers. A volunteer grant writer can help draft one funding application for your community group (primarily for Government funding and Community Trusts for an amount between $5,000-$50,000).

Visit the Hui E! website to learn more about the service, or to enquire about becoming one of the volunteer grant writers:

Community Leadership Toolkit: