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 »


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori // Māori Language Week

September 7, 2017

11 – 17 September is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori // Māori Language Week. The event  has been celebrated in New Zealand since 1975, in an effort to raise awareness of the language, and get… Read more »


From the CE: Three highlights from the sector meetings

August 24, 2017

Last week was our sector’s quarterly meeting with government. We took the next steps in building positive relationships. It’s a critical connection. If we get it right, government and philanthropy can amplify and enhance each… Read more »


Video: Highlights from the Philanthropy Summit 2017

August 22, 2017

The 2017 Philanthropy Summit in May was a sector highlight. Watch these reflections from speakers and attendees at the event. This video was produced by the Centre for Social Impact. Thank you! Thank you to… Read more »


From the CE: Key messages from grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops

August 10, 2017

I took away a couple of key messages from PNZ’s grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops this week. The first was about finding strength-based approaches in an area so often dominated by deficit, negative… Read more »


Guidelines for Good

July 27, 2017

Draft Transparency Guidelines for funders in Aotearoa New Zealand July 2017 In philanthropy and grantmaking, being transparent simply means being open and honest about what we do and how we work so we can clearly… Read more »