This research focuses on the nature of Government/Not for Profit (NFP) sector relationships with particular reference to advocacy in New Zealand. It follows up on a study of advocacy in NSW and Queensland carried by Onyx et al. (2009). There has been concern that NFP organisations in NZ have had their advocacy functions curtailed by the requirements of government contracting and by decisions from the Charities Commission. This study looks at the kinds of advocacy activities that NFP sector organisations are involved in, the language they use to describe their advocacy and the reasons given for the strategies NFPs adopt. The study shows that advocacy has not slowed down, the methods are evolving and NFPs are finding new ways to get their message across in a rapidly changing context.


Creator | Kaihanga
Susan Elliott and David Haigh
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Third Sector Review
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
Advocacy, sector, Charities Commission, funding, contracting
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
This Research has
been formally reviewed for publication by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Elliott, S. & Haigh, D., (2013) “Advocacy in the New Zealand Not-for-profit Sector: ‘Nothing stands by itself'” in Third Sector Review. 19 (2): 157-178.

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