Announcing New PNZ CE Tony Paine

November 17, 2016

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Philanthropy New Zealand’s new Chief Executive Tony Paine, who will be joining our Wellington-based team from 16 January 2017. Tony, currently the Secretary General (CEO) at New… Read more »

Early bird registration for the Philanthropy Summit 2017: Innovate for Impact, is now open

October 27, 2016

We’re delighted to announce that early bird registration for Philanthropy New Zealand’s biennial conference, the Philanthropy Summit 2017: Innovate for Impact, is now open. Register by 16 December and enjoy a generous discount on the cost… Read more »

Philanthropy New Zealand Board Nominations are open

October 26, 2016

Tēnā koutou, The Philanthropy New Zealand Board is pleased to announce that nominations for SIX positions for Board Members have opened.  There are five sitting board members who are eligible for re-election and who have… Read more »

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 For further information please… Read more »

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 »

Participatory Philanthropy: report by Lani Evans

September 20, 2016

Philanthropy New Zealand member Lani Evans’ report on Participatory Philanthropy is a result of her 2015 Winston Churchill fellowship. Download Participatory Philanthropy Report

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »