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Panel Discussion



The business of not-for-profit - in partnership with CAANZ

Discover how the not-for-profit, NGO and community sectors are meeting the ever-present challenge of remaining sustainable even in the face of COVID.

11:30am — 2:00pm, 23 November 2020
FMG Stadium Waikato
Gate 5, 128 Seddon Road, Hamilton
Price members
$25.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$30.00 incl GST


New Zealand’s 27,000 registered NFP/charities all have to pitch hard for resources, funding and community support. They continue to have to make hard decisions, ask tough questions and employ strong financial governance in order to remain viable. 

Partnering with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, this event will build upon the momentum and provide members with the knowledge to support, steer, influence and inform the strategic decisions of an NFP. We are joined by Jo Cribb as keynote speaker with panellists Craig Fisher, Nic Greene and Traci Houpapa.

Outcomes from this session will include:

  • The current pulse of the NFP sector, headwinds and action underway.
  • Mega-trends local and global, social purpose and policy changes influencing and affecting the sector now and in the future.
  • Future of funding – practical ideas on how to succeed with funding and managing the relationship for ongoing benefit – applying a stakeholder management mind-set.

Jo Cribb

Jo is an experienced consultant who has led a variety of projects and assignments. She was the previous Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women, formerly the Deputy Children's Commissioner and leader of the Commissioner's Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. She is a director on a number of Government and NGO and has a Doctorate in Public Policy that investigated the contracting relationship between governments and NGOs.

In 2016 Jo was a finalist in the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards and in 2014 was one of three recipients of a Westpac Leadership Fellowship.


Craig Fisher

Craig is a recognised expert in the charitable/not-for-profit sector and regular author on topics relating to that sector. He has standard setting experience and has also represented the New Zealand accounting profession in audit, assurance and ethical standard setting in Australia and wider internationally.

Nic Greene

Chief Executive, Habitat for Humanity Central Region.

Nic leads Habitat in developing programmes locally to serve families in need within the Central North Island. Activities include New Home Builds, Social and Affordable Rental properties, a home repair programme and second hand retail chain. Internationally has led teams to Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia and Bangladesh as part of Habitats Global Village Programme.

Traci Houpapa

Professional director and trusted advisor to Maori, Government and Industry.

Traci is an award winning company director and a recognised industry leader. She is also a trusted advisor to Maori and Government on strategic and economic development. Traci is known for her strong and inclusive leadership and her clear focus on building the wealth and prosperity of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Additional information

A full board booking is available for $100.00 for this session. Please contact Megan Beveridge if you would like to register a full board.


We have been monitoring government updates regarding COVID-19 and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regard to events and public gatherings.

For the latest updates on face to face courses and our safety planning see our response to COVID-19 page

Branch event cancellation policy

Regrettably, registration fees cannot be refunded when cancellations are received within two working days prior to any branch event.

See our standard terms and conditions for more information.


Megan Beveridge
Waikato Branch Manager

+64 21 358 772

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    23 Nov 2020
    Members — $25.00
    Non-members — $30.00

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