Not-For-Profits & Incorporated Societies

We have established a strong practice advising not-for-profit and community organisations locally and nationally. Our clients include charitable and other philanthropic trusts, charitable companies, incorporated societies and B Corps™. This experience means we understand the drivers facing community organisations and the types of pressures they face. Our not-for-profit clients also choose to work with us because they have access to a full service firm that can handle any matter, regardless of the size and complexity, at very cost effective rates. We achieve this by setting our rates competitively resourcing work at the appropriate level.

Our team are frequently asked to speak at industry events and conferences, and have made submissions, on behalf of clients on the discussion document Modernising the Charities Act 2005. We are also a sponsor of the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Duncan Cotterill is also passionate about supporting the initiative and innovation of social enterprises. Vital for the social, cultural and environmental health of New Zealand communities, social enterprise also helps create more inclusive and sustainable local economies. We work with enterprising people who have a vision for social change.

To foster the growth and impact of social enterprise, Duncan Cotterill provides advisory services for a wide range of social enterprises in New Zealand - from individuals, to nationwide corporates. Without sacrificing the quality of our work, we take into account the limited resources most social enterprises are initially constrained by. Duncan Cotterill can help right from the very early stages of establishing a social enterprise and provide opportunities for ventures to attract investment from social investors and actively facilitate connections with our wider network of professional advisors.