Te Ao Māori

The management of people in any organisation is most important as without the work of staff most organisations would not be able to function. Staffing also accounts for the biggest expenditure item for most community organisations.

Called ‘Human Resource Management’ or ‘People and Capability’ it covers the management of staff, competence, talent and culture in an organisation. It includes, for example, recruitment and selection, health and safety and wellbeing, employment relations, organisational development, remuneration and rewards, and learning and development. In the social sector this often also includes the management of volunteers.
There is an enormous amount of information about managing people and the information below is by no means extensive, please see this resource as a start only!

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?



He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Māori Proverb

Governance for Not-for-Profits

Are you a committee member or trustee or board member of a social sector organisation in the Western Bay of Plenty? Congratulations and well done for giving your time and skills.

If you want information on a particular aspect of governance, select a page from the list below. If you are new to governance we suggest you read each section starting from 1.




Roles & Responsibilites


Board Composition


Culture, Ethics & Values

Do you need to set up an organisation?

Have you considered all other options? Follow the steps in our flow chart if you do decide to set up a new organisation.

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Board Matching Service

A tool to advertise board vacancies or find board candidates in the Western Bay of Plenty.