Te whakahaere Roopu ā Iwi
Running a community group
Useful resources from around Aotearoa / New Zealand on community group creation and administration.
If you are running a community group, or want to start one, then knowing what tools, advice and resources are available is a good start. Remember to engage with mana whenua and get necessarily land permissions early.
These resources will help you:
- understand the common structures available to community groups
- find documents and tools to administer, manage and record interactions with your group and external parties.
Start with these resources
Community Resource Kit
Legal resource to support organisations working in the community (not-for-profit) sector.
Communications toolkit and guidelines for community groups
A toolkit to help your group with communications, e.g. social media, media releases etc.
Find out more
Setting up and running a community group
A range of resources for choosing a community group structure.
From Seed to Success: A guide to community conservation projects
DOC's guide to community conservation projects.
From Seed to Success: A toolkit for community conservation projects
DOC's toolkit for community conservation projects.
Formal organisational structures
Read Community Net Aotearoa's summary of the advantages of becoming an incorporated society.
Ecological collaboration and tracking. Engage and record community information and interactions. This software when configured allows you to organise your operation into neighbourhoods and collect a range conservation management data.
Simple CRM for small business
Once your organisation reaches a certain size, you might need to start managing relationships by recording interactions and more. Xero summarises what customer relationship management software is and what it can do for you.
Resources for organisations who use volunteers
Information, policies and templates for volunteers including referee checks, application forms, a code of practice and exit interview form.
Resources for organisations that employ staff
Information, policies and templates for recruiting and inducting staff, general human resources, performance management and exiting staff.
Resources for registered charities
Information, policies and templates for charities managing their finances and performance, recording conflicts of interest and protecting against fraud.
Resources to encourage robust organisational governance
Information, policies and templates for good governance, health and safety, risk management and finances.
Community Governance Aotearoa
Supporting great governance of community organisations across Aotearoa.