from Peter Glensor
General Manager – Kaiwhakahaere Matua
Hui E! Community Aotearoa
Like others, I’ve been working in the community and voluntary, the NGO sector, for many years.
This sector is a huge part of our community life here in NZ – “if in doubt, form a committee” was supposed to be the saying!! Now, there are nearly 100,000 formal “Not for Profit Institutions” in NZ, according to the nearly 10 year old work of Statistics NZ. A very large number of people are involved in leadership and in the active work of these groups – some with paid staff but many with none. Some doing highly skilled and technical professional work, others, engaging with a cross section of ordinary people who have committed themselves to the organisation’s goals.
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