Taupua is a sentry bird. It is a provider, guardian and protector that watches over the flock while they are eating. For us the Taupua is to support, so we’re working with community organisations around Te Tairāwhiti so they can put the focus back on providing quality and consistent service delivery for a healthy, active and connected Tairāwhiti. We support community organisations with financial management, administration and information management and communications, branding and marketing.
We don’t want to take up your precious time and have a limited capacity ourselves so want to work with groups who are ready to engage and get things up and running.
The initial orientation or discussion around needs can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and from there we will develop a workplan with timeframes that include your group’s requirements e.g. setting up Xero, transitioning Xero access so we can manage debtors and creditors, familiarising ourselves with current processes and getting to know your organisation or developing processes that will be the most helpful in the least amount of time.
Depending on the level of engagement and communication, this can take a week or up to a month. Our goal is to hand the reigns of financial management and admin services back to the organisation by training your personnel inhouse.
We are running the mentoring programme from Sept 2022 – March 2023 in partnership with the Gisborne Volunteer Centre.
We are currently facilitating a mentor/mentee governance programme through The Mentoring Foundation New Zealand. This programme, which kicked off in August 2022 pairs experienced mentors with mentees, to share knowledge and learn processes that will increase best practice governance in our region.
We will add governance to our list of services once it has been established. We’re aiming for governance to be part of our core services. Letting us know your needs helps us to work out how best to tailor future support.
Taupua Tairāwhiti gives organisations the capacity to invest into their organisation through service delivery, growing their membership base and club sustainability. Along with this, organisations also reported the following benefits:
Professional fees can be expensive and unaffordable for many community groups that run a not-for-profit business model. Taupua Tairāwhiti aims to provide assistance to groups at a wage rate which can be up to 50% less expensive than professional fees.
The monthly service fee reflects the total annual cost of professional services specific to the client. After we discuss your group’s needs with you we have a simple contract that notes the services you select and the monthly costs. All of our services are calculated on a $60 an hour rate.
Based on the service agreement, the first month is often at no charge and the agreement can be cancelled at any stage. Costs range from $200 a month through to $500 per month.*
*These amounts are accurate at December 2022 and based solely on current financial services being provided.
We take on new organisations throughout the year and will also do a ‘Call for Registrations’ at certain times to ensure everyone has the chance to access our services.
Sit back and relax! We will let you know that we have received your application and when our next intake is. Our panel will then deliberate on all the applicants who registered, and an announcement will be made of the successful applicants. Most of the time all applicants are successful, but we stagger onboarding groups to ensure we have capacity.