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 »


Tihei mauri ora: The right to breathe the Tū Kotahi Asthma Māori Trust story

May 6, 2018

Too many Māori babies and children are being robbed of tihei mauri ora — the breath of life, the air that keeps us all alive. Asthma is threatening the survival of more than 30,000 Māori… Read more »


From the CE: GEO Conference 2018

May 1, 2018

The three-day Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conference (GEO) in San Francisco is on (30 April – 2 May). The 2018 conference marks 20 years of GEO and has brought together 950 people from the grantmaking and philanthropic… Read more »


Q&A with Anne Rodda, CEO, James Wallace Art Trust

April 30, 2018

Anne Rodda was appointed the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the James Wallace Art Trust in September last year. The Trust enables the arts in New Zealand through direct and indirect support to the artists… Read more »


Network Symposium keynote presentations now available

April 26, 2018

The first Network Symposium was held in Auckland last month. The event was brought together Philanthropy New Zealand’s Environment, Youth, Family Philanthropy and Education Funders’ Networks. The keynote presentations from all four Funders’ Networks are… Read more »


From the CE: The Network Symposium

April 13, 2018

We’ve just wrapped up our two-day Network Symposium in Auckland. With 120 registrations across the four Network meetings, two international presenters, a video link with Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage, and 14 local panellists and… Read more »


From the CE: Generosity to support women and girls

March 15, 2018

Research suggests that less than 10% of philanthropic and grantmaking funding goes to programmes specifically targeting women and girls. That’s not good enough in a country like New Zealand where sexual and gender-based violence is… Read more »


Installation view of Tiffany Singh's Fly Me Up to Where You Are, 2016 New Zealand Festival.

The real value of art

February 27, 2018

Building stronger communities and improving well-being through arts funding. You won’t find many in the philanthropy and not-for-profit sector who would disagree that art and creativity are fundamental in building a healthier society. In fact,… Read more »


‘Running on the hum of a Tesla battery’

February 15, 2018

As someone who is involved in running a very small organisation like Philanthropy New Zealand I’ve been thinking lately about the challenges of delivering an organisation’s mission with very limited resources—the economies of scale are… Read more »


Yvonne’s American adventures

February 1, 2018

Our Relationships and Events Manager Yvonne Trask spent a month over the holiday break travelling the United States where she connected with a number of people from the philanthropic sector and attended a course at… Read more »