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Community Development Resource Kit

SECTION A: Community Development Practice

SECTION B1: Setting Up A Community Group - Introduction

SECTION B2: Setting Up A Community Group - Legal Structures

SECTION B3: Setting Up a Community Group - Incorporated Societies

SECTION B4: Setting Up a Community Group - Charitable Trusts

SECTION C: Planning and Managing

SECTION D1: Employment Matters - Agreements

SECTION D3: Employment Matters - Support

SECTION D2: Employment Matters - Recruitment

SECTION E: Running Meetings

SECTION F: Project Management

SECTION G: Financial Management

SECTION H: Funding

SECTION I: Keeping Good Records

SECTION J: Technology - The Internet

SECTION K: Political Processes and Submissions

SECTION L: Legislation

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Community Development Resource Kit


This comprehensive resource covers everything from community development philosophy, how to set up and run a community organisation, through to making submissions and running meetings. It was last updated in July 2003. More resources are available on the CommunityNet Aotearoa website. Each section of the Resource Kit is presented as a web page or as a printable pdf document from the links below, or the entire Resource Kit may be downloaded as a single 5.9mb pdf file.

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Contents

SECTION A: Community Development Practice

SECTION B1: Setting Up a Community Group - Introduction

SECTION B2: Setting Up a Community Group - Legal Structures

SECTION B3: Setting Up a Community Group - Incorporated Societies

SECTION B4: Setting Up a Community Group - Charitable Trusts

SECTION C: Planning and Managing

SECTION D1: Employment Matters - Agreements

SECTION D2: Employment Matters - Recruitment

SECTION D3: Employment Matters - Support

SECTION E: Running Mettings

SECTION F: Project Management

SECTION G: Financial Management

SECTION H: Funding

SECTION I: Keeping Good Records

SECTION J: Technology - The Internet

SECTION K: Political Processes and Submissions

SECTION L: Legislation

Links to web and print versions by Section:

SECTION A: Community Development Practice

  • Community Development: Principles and Processes
  • Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Articles and Principles
  • Consultation: Why? Who? How?
    A: web version A: print version (.pdf) 169k*

SECTION B1: Setting Up a Community Group - Introduction

SECTION B2: Setting Up a Community Group - Legal Structures


SECTION B3: Setting Up a Community Group - Incorporated Societies

SECTION B4: Setting Up a Community Group - Charitable Trusts

  • Charitable Trusts: Basic Information
  • Setting up a Charitable Trust: flowchart
  • Sample Documents
  • Dissolution and Winding Up
    B4: web version B4: print version (.pdf) 183k*

    SECTION C: Planning and Managing

    • Planning Processes, Sample Plans and Evaluation Methods
    • Employing Committees and Paid Managers: Policies and Procedures
    • Health and Safety in the Workplace: Obligations and Responsibilities
    • Insurance
      C: web version C: print version (.pdf) 176k*

    SECTION D1: Employment Matters - Agreements

    Important Note: The following information is in the process of being updated and should not be relied upon. Please refer instead to information on the Employment Relations Service website at: http://www.ers.govt.nz/relationships/

    • Employment Relations Act: Agreements, Introduction and Procedures
    • Grievances, Discrimination, Harassment and Dismissal
      D1: web version D1: print version (.pdf) 170k*

    SECTION D2: Employment Matters - Recruitment

    • Budgeting, Job Descriptions, Recruiting
    • Selecting the Worker: Shortlists, Interviews, Sample Letters
      D2: webpage D2 print version (.pdf) 153k*

    SECTION D3: Employment Matters - Support

    • Support For Your Workers
    • Training, Codes of Conduct, Performance Evaluation
    • Volunteers: Roles, Motivations, Job Descriptions, Recruitment, Training
      D3: web version D3: print version (.pdf) 172k*

    SECTION E: Running Mettings

    • Procedures and Important Skills
    • Warm-Ups, Information Gathering and Decision-Making Aids
    • Formal Procedures
    • Hui Maori
      E: web version E: print version (.pdf) 189k*

    SECTION F: Project Management

    SECTION G: Financial Management

    • The Role of the Treasurer: Basic Duties and Responsibilities
    • Tax Matters: Different Types of Tax and ACC
    • Working With Auditors
      G: web version G: print version (.pdf) 153k*

    SECTION H: Funding

    • Funding and Sponsorship
    • Developing an Application
    • Business Sponsorhip
    • Funding Portfolio
    • Sources of Funding Information
      H: web version H: print version (.pdf) 155k*

    SECTION I: Keeping Good Records

    • Organising Your Records: Filing Systems
    • Maintaining Your Records: Keeping Other Records and Information Safety
    • Privacy Act
      I: web version I: print version (.pdf) 146k*

    SECTION J: Technology, Internet

    SECTION K: Political Processes and Submissions

    SECTION L: Legislation

    *(Pdf files require Adobe Acrobat reader, available free from the Adobe site.)

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