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Up coming events and training

Meet Match: a Hui E! webinar

Wednesday 2 March, 12-1PMMatch Te Puna Taurite is a new funding platform which aims to create a more equitable and accessible funding system.
Join Hui E! for a conversation with Match Manager Owain John, as he helps us understand why a platform like Match Te Puna Taurite is needed in Aotearoa.

Owain will be answering questions, provide a clear understanding of how the platform will function, share some important dates for the launch and onboarding, and how it can be best used by the sector.

Sign up for free webinar

Taxes, Reimbursements and the NFP sector

Tuesday 8 March, online, facilitated by Daryl Mataiti, Community Compliance Officer with Inland Revenue

Learn about who is a volunteer for tax purposes, defining honoraria, guidance on when tax is deducted from payments and online services.

Register by email, and a zoom link will be sent.

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Volunteer Recruitment Made Easy workshop

17 and 24 MarchFacilitated by Chris Atkinson, Regional Advisor, Volunteering Waikato

Recruiting volunteers is essential to enable your organisation to meet its goals. Is your recruitment strategy non-existent – or reactive and out of date? Explore a multi-paradigm model of volunteer recruitment that will enable you to attract the right volunteers using the most effective messages and platforms.

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Tuesday 22 March, 11am – 12pm, FREE, online

Working remotely has meant that many volunteer managers and their organisations have had to consider engaging with cloud-based volunteer management software for the very first time – and if you’ve started that journey, you may know only-too-well what a minefield of decision making that can lead to!

Join Andy Fryar as he simplifies the steps for you!

With 35 years of volunteer management experience and 12 years working directly in the volunteer management database / technology space, Andy will focus on those elements of software decision making that are most important in choosing the solution that is best for you, your volunteers and your agency.

Register now

Whakamanawa – the National Social Services Conference

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Engaging with Media

ComVoices held this excellent training session, presented by Dr Prudence Stone, CE of Presbyterian Support NZ. You can view the presentation or download the slides here.

Volunteer Management workshop series

Volunteering New Zealand’s Volunteer Manager Lead Heidi Quinn is holding a series of workshops for Auckland North Community & Development (ANCAD). They are open to anyone ($25 per session). Upcoming workshops are:

  • Volunteer Retention, 25 February
  • Evaluating your Volunteer programme, 4 March
Book here

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He Kōrero – Te Tiriti Kōrero – Podcast Launch

Allow the Tiriti to allow us to be Māori, to be safe to be Māori, and to know that you don’t have to do it for us.” Ali Hamlin-Paenga

Get closer to community practitioners, researchers and evaluators and the things they are passionate about.

Community Research has launched its new podcast channel – He Kōrero – with its Te Tiriti focused podcasts, Te Tiriti Kōrero.

These podcasts focus on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the way different practitioners apply its intent and principles in their respective mahi. This mahi includes kaupapa Māori research, education, climate change, homelessness and community development.

In addition, see the collection of Te Tiriti resources from all around Aotearoa. We tautoko and encourage you to become a dynamic Treaty partner.

The challenge for us is to step through the [Treaty] door and to discover and recover what’s on the other side.” Mike Smith

Feel free to get in touch with me on [email protected] or call me on 027 681 4956.
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