The non-profit sector, also referred to as the not-for-profit sector, third sector, voluntary, charity, community, voluntary welfare, nongovernmental, independent or third sector – is large, diverse, and active. In June 2016, Statistics NZ stated that non-profit organisations contribute $6 billion to the New Zealand economy.
New Zealand has the highest per capita number of charities in the world, with one charity for every 190 people. There are 114,110 non-profit organisations but COVID-19 and the resulting weakening economy has significantly impacted the sector in relation to funding, service delivery and workforce shrinkage.
This fact sheet takes a look at the industry challenges in the non-profit sector, such as:
- Attracting and retaining quality staff and volunteers
- Managing culture change
and which ELMO solutions can help address these challenges.