Don’t miss the Advocacy and System Change event

February 26, 2020

Come along to this thought leadership event to discuss the evolving role of funders in advocacy and systems change.

This event supports the growing understanding that advocacy is critical to systems change, which in turn is needed to transform entrenched social and environmental issues.

We are thrilled to announce Emily Tow, president of The Tow Foundation (USA) and highly regarded systems change philanthropist. Emily will share perspectives, tools and stories on how advocacy for system change has influenced global change.

The J R McKenzie Trust and the Centre for Social Impact will discuss: the advocacy toolkit designed to support funders to take action; their report “Voice, Influence, Action: Funding Advocacy for Impact”; and share their advocacy experience.

NGOs leaders with deep experience of advocacy in Aotearoa will share their experiences, learnings and messages to funders. Hear from: Lifewise’s Justine McFarlane; Just Speak’s Tania Sawicki; and Asylum Speakers Support Trust’s Tim Maurice.

There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Date and time: March 12, 10am – 2pm, including lunch

Where: Toi Tu, Studio One, meeting room 10,
1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Fees (exclusive of GST):

It is free for Philanthropy New Zealand funder members, and $45 for non-members.

This event is for funders only.

Please RSVP by Monday 9 March to