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New report on social enterprise and social finance

October 11, 2016

Social Enterprise and Social Finance: A Path to Growth prepared by a strategic group is available for you to read here. A full version of the report is available on www.dia.govt.nz/cvs. For further information please… Read more »


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Investing for Impact: creating a blueprint for New Zealand

September 20, 2016

On 10 November 2016, Philanthropy NZ will be hosting a seminar in Auckland on Impact Investing with Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance, and David Carrington, the Director of Big Society Capital, (London, UK). We are delighted… Read more »


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Participatory Philanthropy – A report by Lani Evans

September 20, 2016

Philanthropy NZ board member Lani Evans has published an excellent report on Participatory Philanthropy as a result of her recent Winston Churchill fellowship. Definitely worth a read! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to… Read more »


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Charity Viewpoint 2016: Yours to Download

September 14, 2016

The launch of Charity Viewpoint 2016 at Grant Thornton September 13th was a resounding success! If you weren’t able to make it in person, don’t worry, the publication is now live for you to download.… Read more »


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Philanthropist Sir Graeme Douglas Has Passed Away

September 7, 2016

We’re sorry to announce that well-known businessman, chemist, and philanthropist, Sir Graeme Douglas, has passed away at 87. Douglas was knighted in 2010 for his philanthropic services. He and his wife Ngaire donated an MRI scanner… Read more »


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Chief executive Liz Gibbs resigning from her role

August 31, 2016

Philanthropy New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Liz Gibbs, is resigning from her role, effective late November. Announcing the resignation today, Board chair Kate Frykberg said Liz has done a fabulous job leading Philanthropy New Zealand for the last… Read more »


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Three key governance issues facing the philanthropic sector

August 3, 2016

A growing demand for funding to address increasingly complex problems means it’s more important than ever for the boards of grantmaking organisations to perform as effectively as possible, says governance expert Graeme Nahkies. He has… Read more »


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One-day workshop on grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

July 18, 2016

Every trustee, trust manager and grants advisor needs an understanding of our nation’s founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and what it means for their work in philanthropy. We’re proud to offer a one-day Treaty… Read more »


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Figures provide more proof of Kiwi generosity

June 14, 2016

Philanthropy New Zealand has welcomed new figures from Statistics New Zealand which show the non-profit sector contributed $6 billion to GDP in 2013, together with another $3.4 billion in volunteer labour – a total contribution… Read more »


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Philanthropic leader recognised in latest honours list

June 14, 2016

Congratulations to Kevin Prime, kaumātua and former chair of Foundation North, who was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in last week’s Queen’s  Birthday Honours list.  Kevin was initially reluctant to… Read more »