Community Foundations: a growing movement

November 16, 2017

The community foundation movement has grown in New Zealand to the point where almost all communities across the country have access to, or are establishing, foundations. That is great news for people who want to… Read more »


Leighton Evans

Q & A with new CE of Rātā Foundation, Leighton Evans

November 10, 2017

Philanthropy New Zealand talks to Leighton Evans about his recent appointment as Chief Executive of the Rātā Foundation. This new appointment sees Leighton move to Christchurch from Gisborne, where he held senior leadership roles in… Read more »


Applying the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New Zealand

November 2, 2017

It will be interesting to see whether the new Government makes more use of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guide to progress in New Zealand. The SDGs haven’t really been on… Read more »


Keeping it simple – Sam Stubbs

October 27, 2017

For Simplicity founder Sam Stubbs making philanthropy part of his business was simply “the right thing to do.” In August last year, Sam, former CEO of Tower Investment, launched Simplicity, a not-for-profit fund manager that is hard-wired… Read more »


Philanthropy New Zealand Board Nominations are open

October 19, 2017

The Philanthropy New Zealand (PNZ) Board is pleased to announce that nominations for TWO positions for Board Members have opened. PNZ grantmaker members are warmly invited to consider whether they wish to contribute to our… Read more »


Where to with our waterways

October 13, 2017

Genevieve Northey, Donations Programme Manager, The Tindall Foundation asks “what is our next generation’s freshwater story going to be?” At the recent Freshwater Symposium held in Wellington by Local Government New Zealand, two journalists posed… Read more »


From the CE: Social Enterprise World Forum

October 5, 2017

The Social Enterprise World Forum saw over 1600 people from the world of purpose-driven business and investing gather in Christchurch last week. The philanthropic sector was well represented, and it is clear that our grantmaking… Read more »


Q&A with new CE of Wellington Community Trust, Georgie Ferrari

October 3, 2017

Georgie Ferrari was appointed Chief Executive of the Wellington Community Trust in August. Philanthropy New Zealand spoke to Georgie about her journey in the not-for-profit sector and her new role. Georgie brings more than 25… Read more »


History does matter

September 28, 2017

An organisation’s history can often throw a useful light on situations that boards are confronting now, writes governance expert Graeme Nahkies. Many boards spend an inordinate and unproductive amount of their meeting time pouring over… Read more »


From the CE: rebooting grantmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand

September 7, 2017

Do we make things harder for the organisations we support? As funders does our focus on ‘projects’ make it more difficult for the community sector to be sustainable? This Stanford Social Innovation Review article Time to… Read more »