Exit Q&A: Lynne Le Gros

July 18, 2018

After six years as General Manager of Spark Foundation, Lynne Le Gros is returning to the corporate arm of Spark. We’ve asked her a few questions about her time leading one the country’s largest corporate foundations (and… Read more »


Q&A: Melissa Gibson, Chair of Len Reynolds Trust

July 3, 2018

Lawyer and soon-to-be mum of three, Melissa Gibson is Chairperson of The Len Reynolds Trust which was established in 1966 by farmers Len and Ada. The Trust aims to build partnerships with Waikato community organisations by… Read more »


Q&A: Julia Hunter, Donations Manager, Hugo Charitable Trust

June 6, 2018

Julia Hunter is the Donations Manager for a family charity, Hugo Charitable Trust (“Hugo”). Hugo was founded in May 2017 by Maryanne Green to honour the legacy of her father, Hugh Green, and the values… Read more »


From the CE: Your opportunities for sector collaboration and participation

June 5, 2018

From the Philanthropy Sector Meeting with Government May 2018 Oranga Marae Funding Partnership: get involved Robyn Nicholas from DIA/Lotteries is very interested in talking with anyone from our sector about participating in a new partnership… Read more »


Impact investing: empty trend or essential tool?

May 31, 2018

Philanthropy New Zealand CE Tony Paine explores the current trends in impact investing where your investment decisions can match your mission. For most of its history, philanthropy has seen wealth-making and donating as two very separate activities requiring… Read more »


From the CE: Both Sides of the Coin event

May 24, 2018

Some really important conversations took place at the Both Sides of the Coin workshops we’ve just held in Auckland Wellington and Christchurch. Over 150 people working in grantmaking and grantseeking attended and we enjoyed great… Read more »


Q&A with Christina Howard, Executive Director, Todd Foundation

May 24, 2018

Christina is the Executive Director of the Todd Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation which resources communities to create sustainable, long-term social change for children, young people and families. She holds a PhD in social psychology,… Read more »


Both Sides of the Coin presentations now available

May 23, 2018

  Over 150 grantmakers and grantseekers attended Both Sides of the Coin across three locations. Many great open and supportive conversations were and stories were shared. With much appreciation we acknowledge presenters from ‘both sides’… Read more »


Period Poverty: a spotlight on the social enterprises who are supplying the essentials

May 17, 2018

Every school year there’s a relatively unknown issue that keeps numerous girls out of class for up to a term. Perhaps surprisingly that issue is access to sanitary products. The problem has been termed period… Read more »


Impact Investing: Doing good and doing well

May 11, 2018

Impact investing is gaining momentum around the world as a way to help address social and environmental concerns while generating a financial return at the same time. CE Alastair Rhodes offers insights and advice from BayTrust’s impact investment journey. BayTrust,… Read more »