New Zealand’s Charity Services is pleased with the compliance rates after the second full year or reporting under the new standards, with overall adoption improving from 65% to 82% – which suggests that they are very much still in the “educate and encourage” mode.
Tier 1 and 2 achieved 100% compliance and Tier 3 was close behind with 98%. It’s the under-resourced Tier 4 charities who have the lowest compliance rates (though that’s up from 56% to 72%).
There’s no sign of a big stick being waved about yet. Still, they’re not entirely satisfied.
It’s a work in progress with continuous amendments being rolled out adjusting the process to make it more transparent and hopefully easier on charities.