25 June 2019


for people involved in the social sector

Lunchtime Activities

Lunchtime at the Kollective we learnt how to organise our phones with Bryan Winters. He had people putting icons in folders, creating widgets and learning about launchers and many other useful apps.

Governance Resources

Have you checked out our resource on governance yet? You will find all the answers to your queries. And soon we plan to add a new module that will help you to recruit new board members. Or if you’re looking for a board position you can find one here too.

Coming soon……

Do you fully understand your financials? or are you like many and as long as the bottom line is black, then there’s nothing more you can do.

Finance Essentials

What about cashflow?

What is a balance sheet?

How do I know if we’ll survive the year? How do I do put a budget together?

Are you scrabbling from one month to the next?

How about trying a planned approach?

2 short sessions that will build your knowledge and better equip you to manage your organisation’s finances.

Tuesday 25 June and Monday 8 July – 9am – 12noon

At the Kollective

Book here

This course is suitable for Managers and Board members.

‘Opening the blinds on The Real Life Of Us’

SociaLink has produced a series of research reports and videos to raise awareness of social issues in the western Bay of Plenty and to better understand the social sector. Minister Peeni Henare will be present to launch this research and meet our social sector on:

Friday 9 August

Village Hall at the Historic Village

Save the date & Book here for this free event that will open the blinds on the real life of us.

2019 SociaLink “Legacy Trust ‘Art With Purpose’ Award”  – ‘Opening the blinds on The Real Life Of Us’

SociaLink has produced a series of research reports and videos to raise awareness of social issues in the Western Bay of Plenty and to better understand the social sector. The theme for the launch of this research is ‘Opening the blinds on The Real Life Of Us’. Creative Bay of Plenty, SociaLink and Legacy Trust are collaborating to seek an artwork to visually reflect the research and videos to help change societal perceptions and stigma by raising awareness of people in vulnerable circumstances as well as the value of social sector providers.

In conjunction with the launch of this new research, CBOP and SociaLink are launching The SociaLink “Legacy Trust ‘Art With Purpose’ Award”. Artists are being called to submit a design for an art installation which will help raise awareness of the issues identified in the research.

The artist with the winning design concept will receive $500 to create the installation or artwork (which will be unveiled at the SociaLink launch event on the 9th August 2019) and presented on the day with $1000 cash prize. Following the launch, the installation will also be on display in other areas around the Western Bay of Plenty, sharing its message.

Download the brief and the application form here.






2nd July 9.30am – 4pm

Problem solving for non profits– Exult

Coastguard, Keith Allan Drive

22nd July

Hazards, Risks and Controls,

Everything you ever wanted to know about Health & Safety – Ken White

Mawhero 1

The Kollective

9th August at 10.30am

Opening the blinds to the real world of Us.

With Minister Peeni Henare – research + video launch about the WBOP Social Sector – SociaLink

Village Hall

Historic Village

15th August

The Pōwhiri, Pūrakau and Motivational Interviewing with Youth, Emerging Adults and Adults: Paddling and Flying to New Horizons.


Arataki Community Centre

19th August

Community Led Change – Inspiring Communities

Village Hall, Historic Village

27th August

NFP Fundraisers Forum

Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel, 153 Kirkbride Road, Mangere

29th August

Strategic planning – Exult


3rd September at 4.30pm

Mayoral Forum, all Mayoral candidates focusing on the social sector

The Kollective.

In this free Community Research webinar, Dr Marewa Glover will share her thoughts on recent research on the comparative analysis of taxes, Treaty Settlements and the severely disproportionate social and health inequities experienced by Māori. She will discuss the importance of community research in relation to public health and the issues that led to the creation of this research.

Study of Governance in New Zealand

Massey People, Organisation, Work and Employment Research (MPOWER) Group researchers are studying the nature, opportunities for and challenges of governance roles in New Zealand through surveys in the following four sectors: charities, further education, higher education, and sports. Findings from the surveys will be aggregated and reported in research outputs. We will also compare the New Zealand survey findings with those from the same surveys conducted across c. 40 countries by our research colleagues at Henley Business School in the UK.

If you or your colleagues have a governance role(s), please click on the relevant survey link(s) below:

* Charities survey – role of trustees: https://lnkd.in/gBpQ8Hg

* Further education survey – role of the external governors: https://lnkd.in/g4tK2pt

* Higher education survey – role of the lay members: https://lnkd.in/g4BPU3G

* Sports governing bodies – role of the non-executive directors: https://lnkd.in/gCNnQHF

The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete and your responses will remain anonymous. If you have any queries about the study or the survey, please email Professor Jane Parker at j.parker@massey.ac.nz or Dr Nazim Taskin at n.taskin@massey.ac.nz.

This project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently it has not been reviewed by one of the University’s Human Ethics Committees. The researcher(s) named in this document are responsible for the ethical conduct of this research. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you want to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Prof. Craig Johnson, Director (Research Ethics), email humanethics@massey.ac.nz.

Advertise a Board Position

This process is for community groups, government agencies and schools wishing to advertise a board, council or committee of management vacancy.

You can tell us about your organisation and your vacancy by filling in the form below. You will be asked to specify the interest area of your organisation, details about your board (size, meeting regularity etc.), the type of vacancy you are hoping to fill (chair, treasurer, secretary, general board member) and the type of skills sought in new board members.

You will also be asked for a contact name, telephone number and email address. These details will remain confidential. They will not be posted on the Board Matching Service or provided to individuals. They will only be used by us to verify your post or to notify you of a potential applicant. Government agencies will be asked to provide contact details as an avenue for potential applicants to express an interest.

Click “Submit board vacancy” when you have finished filling in the form. The details will be sent to Vacancies page for listing, usually within 24 hours – normally a whole lot quicker.

You will be notified by email if an individual expresses an interest in your board vacancy and it is then up to you to make contact.

You should ensure that normal screening procedures are undertaken to gauge the suitability of the candidate. Click here for a list of help sheets that can help guide your recruitment and selection processes.

Your vacancy will remain “live” on the Board Matching Service for two months, unless you ask us to keep it current for longer. You can remove the position at any time by emailing service@socialink.org.nz.

Please note that the Board Matching Service is offered as a free service to help individuals, community groups and businesses make connections and build better boards. Neither the boards/councils/committees listing vacancies, nor the individuals expressing an interest in those vacancies, are endorsed by SociaLink.

Fill in your details here

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Charities Act Submission

SociaLink has prepared the following submission on the Review of the Charities Act 2005. We encourage other social sector organisations to use this submission as a base or just copy and submit on your own behalf. A summary of the recommendations follows or you can download and read the full submission here.

Summary of Recommendations

  • That the timing of the review be extended to incorporate broader terms of reference and a first principles review, and be undertaken by the Law Commission.
  •  That the Department of Internal Affairs refer the review of the Charities Act 2005 to the Law Commission along with the current public submissions.
  •  An independent crown entity be established for the charitable/not for profit sector.
  •  SociaLink supports the inclusion of the additional purpose outlined on page 17 of the discussion document that is based on the objective of the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Act 2012, section 15-5(1) (b):
  • to support and sustain a robust, vibrant, independent and innovative charities sector.
  •  That appropriate mechanisms be established for charitable trusts to have the right to appeal decisions made about them under the auspices of the Act.
  •  That Charities should be able to undertake advocacy as they see fit, as an activity to further their purpose.
  •  SociaLink endorses any calls for more resource and attention on reducing complexity and streamlining legislation and regulation affecting Māori charities and their purpose.

P – An Awareness Seminar

An Awareness Seminar

 Methamphetamine use continues to rise affecting the whole Bay of Plenty community, regardless of age, gender and profession. It is timely to continue debating what solutions we need for our community.

What to expect:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Support that is available
  • Real life stories from local community members
  • Informed community discussion
  • Information on methamphetamine
  • The opportunity for audience questions

MC: Brian Thomas, Trust Manager, Family Link

Thursday 16th May, 6 pm – 8 pm

Historic Village Hall

17th Avenue West, Tauranga

Doors open at 5.45 pm

A FREE community event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Help with funding

Hands on Help with funding

SociaLink are offering up to ten organisations assistance with a funding plan and development of sponsorship packages by:

  1. Assessing your current funding collateral and plans
  2. Identifying potential funders and compiling a funding calendar
  3. Peer review of funding applications
  4. Guidance to maximise donations
  5. Streamlining funding templates and systems
  6. Identification of sponsorship packages and development of collateral.

If you’re interested please complete this form.