Understanding the Community and Voluntary Sector in New Zealand: Exploring the Information Potential in the New Zealand Charities Register Data

By Nikhat Abbas Moulvi and Camille Nakhid.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies

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This paper aims to enhance understanding of the community and voluntary sector of New Zealand through an analysis of secondary data obtained from the Charities Register data New Zealand. Using this data, three areas of the charitable sector are explored: 1) factors that contribute to the establishment and growth of charities and the changes over time; 2) funding sources for various charities across different social sectors and geographical areas; and 3) government funding contribution and implementing government objectives. The findings from the research highlight the potential within the Charities Register data to inform about the charitable sector in New Zealand, and identified some of the factors that government and non-government agencies can consider when making decisions on funding allocation among charitable organisations.

Keywords: Charities, Community and Voluntary Sector, Funding, Government, New Zealand

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.63-78. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 776.622KB).

Nikhat Abbas Moulvi

PhD Student, School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Camille Nakhid

Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland Central, New Zealand