New book to provide essential guidance for kiwi board members

There are 24,000 incorporated societies in New Zealand

The Incorporated Societies Act of 2022, took effect on 5 October 2023

An estimated half a million Kiwis volunteer for governance roles in not-for-profit organisations

Released on 13 October 23, the new book on governance provides essential guidance for new and aspiring committee and board directors. Getting to Grips with Non-for-Profit Governance is the first printed NZ-specific book on governance on sale to the public for years.

Kiwi author Pierre Woolridge has based his new book on his decades of experience. Like many, he started on a school board, before contributing to a variety of not-for-profit boards and committees as a director, committee member, trustee, chair, and treasurer.

The Incorporate Societies Act 202, requires all incorporated societies to re-register. They have from 5 October 2023 until April 2026 to do so. Getting to Grips with Not-for-Profit Governance provides the basics need for new directors and committee members.

For more information, please refer to the Media kit below.

For enquiries about the book or the author

Pierre Woolridge is available for interviews and presentations, and review copies are available. Please contact publicist Elizabeth Heritage on or 022 652 3981.

Please note, only media enquiries receive a response.

If you have a more general question please contact the author - details are on the Contact page - there's not a form in sight.

Media kit

I'm keen to have my New Zealand governance book to be widely publicised, in newspapers, magazines, on the radio, and on websites*. To help with this I have put together a media kit, consisting of a media release, several images of the Effective Governance logo, the book's cover, a few pictures of myself - as found on this website. To download the information, please click on buttons below.

*As noted in a recent report, there has been limited investment in governance for not-for-profit boards.

Please note, the Media release and the Background information are PDFs contained in a zip file of 207 KB. The Book cover images and author photographs are also contained in a zip file of 2.6 MB.

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