Lawyer and accountant needed to help set up a new charitable trust called EcoEngage.(Closed)

Lawyer and accountant needed to help set up a new charitable trust called EcoEngage.(Closed)

Lawyer and accountant needed to help set up a new charitable trust called EcoEngage.(Closed)
EcoEngage.NZ

Estimated Time: 15 - 45 Hours Over 4 - 10 Weeks

We are looking for a lawyer and an accountant to help set up a new charitable trust called EcoEngage - focusing on community led conservation and public good systems to support volunteer groups and to improve collaboration between volunteer groups, government agencies and their contractors. The immediate deliverables are: - Legal: finalising our trust deed (draft is already largely complete) and advising on legal implications of our projects - Financial: setting up a trust account and related processes. If you are interested, please provide a link to some information about yourself. We are looking for people with relevant experience in professional and ideally environmental work.

Working location

At present working from home and meeting via Google Hangouts, or Zoom, etc When the lockdown is over, meetings tend to be in the centre city or Birkenhead

Proposed project steps with time estimates

The immediate deliverables are:
- Legal: finalising our trust deed (draft is already largely complete) and advising on legal implications of our projects
- Financial: setting up a trust account, simple accounting procedures and related processes.

After that, we'd like to discuss what next steps we should take.

What We Have In Place

Draft policies and training documentation
About 9 active volunteers or pro bono workers
A G-Suite folder full of documentation
A draft trust deed ready to submit - but it may need a final check over

A well functioning software system called EcoTrack with a growing number of users in conservation groups across Auckland


EcoEngage.NZ
Community Group
Environment
Good Cause
Auckland
Mission
EcoEngage is a collaborative volunteer group set up to develop and support conservation software that will allow conservation groups to operate more efficiently and collaboratively - reducing the desk work and maximising conservation outcomes and the sharing of information.
What we Do
Our volunteers help to develop the conservation software EcoTrack.nz and to integrate it with other tools such as iNaturalist, CatchIT and relationship management systems. We are looking for business analysts, developers and support staff for specific projects and for ongoing support and development work. We would welcome volunteers with relevant experience and skills in helping to provide better, more integrated systems for conservation volunteers and groups.