There are currently 27,322 registered charities in New Zealand with a combined reported annual income of $16,505 million.
What is sometimes overlooked is all the people behind the scenes who make all this happen. Making sure that everyone who makes these things happen know their responsibilities and obligations is a significant undertaking.
It has been reported that over 4% of registered charities were de-registered in the year 2014 to 2015 simply because they had failed to file their annual return. Drilling down the reason for this is often a simple failure to allocate responsibility amongst the officers. See further at 2 Minute Trustee Success – Keep your ducks in a row