Related resources for managing risk
More reading about managing risks in funding arrangements with community organisations.
Identifying and assessing risk - NZ guidance
The God Dividend
This New Zealand Listener article examines the accountability of religious organisations in the context of their charitable status. The article focuses on religious organisations' property holdings, investment funds and trading revenues as part of a valuable portfolio which attracts tax-exempt status. New Zealand media (The Listener, 2-8 February 2008)
Guidelines for Contracting with Non-Government Organisations for Services Sought by the Crown: Section 1.7, Risk
Funding agreements will usually involve some implicit risk sharing. These Treasury contracting guidelines include advice on how to identify and manage risks.
MSD's Risk Management Handbook
The Ministry of Social Development's Risk Management Guidelines helps staff to better manage and minimise the risks associated with their work.
Risk Management in NZ Intellectual Disability Services: Balancing Control and Autonomy
Alexandra Bonardi (Assistant Director, Center for Developmental Evaluation and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School) made this presentation to the Institute of Public Administration NZ in 2009.
Risk-based Approach to Contracts Between Government and Non-Government Organisations
Pilgrim and Buchanan's paper to the 5th Annual Internal Audit Forum on the place of internal audit. The paper explores the relationship between government agencies and NGOs. New Zealand government, July 2004.
We Actually Trust the Community: Examining the Dynamics of a Nonprofit Funding Relationship in NZ
Shaw and Allen's research on the dynamics of a non-profit funding relationship in New Zealand. Published in Voluntas 17:211-220, the research analyses the management of funding relationships within a funding trust. Issues examined include the balance between trust and control, and communication. New Zealand research, 2006
Balancing risk - NZ guidance
The Balance Between Choice and Control: Risk Management in New Zealand Intellectual Disability Services
A report by Alexandra Bonardi, (Assistant Director, Center for Developmental Evaluation and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School).
Dangerous Accountabilities: Remaking Voluntary Organisations in Someone Else's Image
Increased accountability is often assumed to only be desirable for non-profit and voluntary organisations. This papers outlines some of the risks and dangers from externally-imposed, 'classic', legalistic accountability arrangements found in contracting. A typology of 'funder capture' risks is presented. Rather than advocating a vacuum in responsibility, the paper examines the Social Audit tool (developed by the New Economics Foundation) as an accountability measure. Garth Nowland-Foreman’s paper presented to 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organisations and Voluntary Action, New Orleans, Nov 2000.
KOHA - Partnerships for International Community Development
NZAID's Kaihono hei Oranga Hapori o te Ao – Partnerships for International Community Development was a primary mechanism for supporting the work of New Zealand NGOs working with local partners overseas. This funding handbook explains the process.