Constitution (rule) builder tool

Need help drafting or updating a set of rules for your incorporated society?

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) have designed a ‘do-it-yourself’ constitution builder for societies. It’s an online tool that will help you produce a draft set of rules (formally known as a constitution).

The tool works for groups that are, or would like to be registered as charities, and also those that just want to be an incorporated society. It’s also useful for existing incorporated societies who need to amend their rules.

Constitution builder tool

Charities Services worked with MBIE to make sure that if you want to be a charitable incorporated society, the rules will meet most of their requirements. If you want to be a charity, you still need to ensure your rules have exclusively charitable purposes.