The Associations & NFP Summit

The most important event in NZ for membership, representative and NFP sector organisations

separately bookable workshops
Workshop 1: Growing a sustainable community - Practical guidelines
26 February 2020 | 9.00am - 12.30pm

This workshop will explore key challenges and opportunities communities are facing today. Based on 30 years running and advising communities, Bussemaker will share his experience with the workshop delegates to address the specific issues in their own community.    

  • What works and doesn’t work (anymore)?  
  • How to keep your community fresh and interesting? 

The workshop will share real live examples and present practical advice based on a framework derived from personal experience.   Delegates are encouraged to raise their specific questions prior to the workshop to allow these to be addressed in the best possible manner. 

Frits Bussemaker

Business Community Builder & D1G1T4L CONN3CTOR (Netherlands)

Bussemaker has a passion for bringing people together in the Digital Age. He is the founder and the chair of the ‘Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age’. An association instigated by UNESCO aimed to help define instruments for, and manage accountability in the Digital Age (see Bussemaker is furthermore a coach and Program Director and supports organizations on collaboration and community building. He does pro deo work for number of (international) organizations, conferences and communities including: founding member and vice-chair of the outreach committee of the ITU ‘AI for Good Global Summit (Geneva) with over 35 UN Agencies involved. iPoort an association to discuss digitization with members of the Dutch parliament, Digital Africa, WCIT2010 (Amsterdam) WCC2012 (Amsterdam), WCF 2104 (Xian) and the Banking Policy Institute’s FinTech Ideas Festival (San Francisco). He is a regular speaker and chair at international events and has spoken in Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand, South-Korea and the United States. He has an MSc from Delft University.

Workshop 2: New financial reporting framework for Incorporated Societies
26 February 2020 | 1.30pm - 5.00pm

Fundamental changes to the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on financial reporting will soon have a direct, and often fundamental, impact on the financial reporting of Incorporated Societies.  In May 2019, the Government agreed to make a number of changes to the Incorporated Societies Bill before it is introduced to Parliament later this year. The 1908 Act will modernise the financial reporting and audit requirements for all Incorporated Societies.  There is likely to be  no impact to Incorporations which are also Registered Charities, who have already transitioned through such requirements. 

In this workshop you will learn and understand:

  • Key changes in the Bill to financial reporting
  • Learn the ‘bright-line’ thresholds
  • Review and understand requirements of reporting on ‘Service Performance’
  • Workshop key practical aspects of complying with the new requirements
  • Learn the ‘fishhooks’ and common errors that Charities experienced
  • Obtain a model template for us on your own Society

This workshop is targeted for those individuals working with Incorporated Societies with annual expenditure of in excess of $100,000 p.a. that are not registered charities.

Darren Wright


William Buck

Darren is a highly experienced financial reporting expert and is a Licenced Auditor with the FMA. He has been a member for over 25 years with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce. He leads the Audit and Assurance Practice at William Buck in Auckland and is the lead audit engagement partner on numerous Incorporated Societies of all sizes. He has extensive working experience with Not-For-Profit entities in New Zealand, and in assisting many charities with their recent adoption of the new financial reporting framework. Darren has worked with a major accounting firm for 14 years, including 7 years in Europe and 2 years in the United States of America. He has had significant experience in working with various accounting frameworks, including US GAAP and implementing International Accounting Standards to many entities in Eastern Europe. Darren currently serves as the Treasurer on his neighbourhood Scout group.

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