Transparency Guidelines (draft document)

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 show how we are serving the public good.

To assist funders in New Zealand to improve transparency, Philanthropy New Zealand is pleased to introduce the draft Transparency Guidelines for consideration by the sector. They build on the work by Kate Frykberg (Thinktank Charitable Trust), Lani Evans (Vodafone NZ Foundation) and the workshop with Katy Love (Wikimedia) at the Philanthropy Summit as well as the excellent resources offered by the Glasspockets initiative of the Foundation
Center, USA. The guidelines offer an internationally consistent benchmark for best practice in ensuring grantmaking
is accountable and transparent to our communities.

The aim is that all New Zealand philanthropics and grantmakers will adopt these guidelines and your feedback is vital in ensuring they are relevant to the whole sector.


Comments, including suggested changes to this document, can be sent to

View guidelines here