A new world is possible: Gender lens philanthropy in a time of Covid-19

Join The Asia Foundation and Philanthropy New Zealand to discuss how grantmaking organisations and individual philanthropists can apply a gender and social inclusion lens to their giving to achieve greater impact.

Moderated by Jane Sloane, Senior Director for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality at The Asia Foundation, this webinar will feature a welcome from Sue McCabe, CEO of Philanthropy New Zealand, and the following expert panelists: Sarah Haacke Byrd, CEO of Women Moving Millions; Melanie Brown, Senior Program Officer for US Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Tuti B. Scott, Interim CEO of Tides Foundation USA; and Lucy Lee, Senior Associate for Volition Capital and Lotus Circle Bay Area convener.

When: October 29 at 9.00am NZ time

Free to view

Register here.

Great Grantmaking 2020


Great Grantmaking is a professional development programme that will equip you with the essential skills, knowledge and tools to become an effective grantmaker. This contemporary grants training programme has a special focus on growing your impact and being on the front foot.

This course is designed for anyone involved in grantmaking be they grant advisors, CEOs, funder managers or trustees. The sessions will feature expert speaker Dr Genevieve Timmons, Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University, Melbourne and author of The Grantmakers’ Toolkit and Savvy Giving.

We will be launching a series of seven short video clips over a period of five weeks. There will also be a Q&A zoom meeting where participants will have the opportunity to ask Dr Timmons questions on the course content.

This professional development course will give you the tools to: 

– Build high trust funding relationships
– Effectively assess funding proposals with knowledge of the New Zealand generosity ecosystem
– Understand the legislative structures, processes and dynamics of the community and voluntary sector
– Assess proposals, scrutinise the financials and identify opportunities for high impact
– And much more.
$250 + GST for PNZ members
$350 + GST for non-members
Group bookings are available.

Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 20th October through to 12th November 2020 or buy now and watch the recordings in your own time.

Find out more and register here.

Tiriti o Waitangi and Grantmaking webinar

Purchase this three-part webinar series on Tiriti o Waitangi and Grantmaking tailored specifically for those working in funding. Facilitated by Sacha McMeeking this training is designed to be particularly helpful for funders who want to improve their knowledge of the Treaty and explore its implications. You can still purchase the recordings and watch in your own time – email wiebke@philanthropy.org.nz for more details.

Register here.

Dates: Wednesday 19 August, Tuesday 25 August & Wednesday 2 September.

Times: 1 pm – 2.30 pm or watch the recordings at a time that suits you, your team or board.

Price: Philanthropy NZ members: $150 + GST. Non members: $195 + GST
Funder members only.

Some members have mentioned they have registered only once but will be watching the webinar as a group. If you are a group of 3 or more please consider giving a greater contribution.

The Youth in Philanthropy Hui


Spend the day networking with under 35’s working in philanthropy.

Date: Friday 16 October
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton

RSVP before the 11 October

Brought to you with the support of Wayne Francis Charitable Trust.


 2020 events

Other events to be announced

We will announce details of our training for philanthropic trustees on Governance and Investment soon, watch this space.

Past events

Auckland Funders’ Network Zoom

Save the date for this zoom meeting and catch up with funders in the region to discuss the recent Covid-19 outbreak and it’s effects.

Date:  Wednesday 23 September.

Time: 10.30 am – 11. 30 am

Free and for funder members only.

COVID-19 zoom meetings

Here is a list of our regular zoom meetings to keep you up to date on the grantmaking and philanthropic sector’s response to COVID-19. These meetings are for funder members only. Zoom links will be sent to members.  If you’d like to discuss this further or request a zoom link please email Wiebke@philanthropy.org.nz

We’ll keep you posted on the following meetings:

Local Government Funders’ Network Zui

General Funders’ meeting

Covid-19 and food funders

Wellington Funders’ meeting

Health funders’ meeting

Funders’ Network events

Keep an eye out for more information on our next meetings with the Youth, Environment, Local Government, Arts and Family funders’ networks.

The Environment Funders’ Network is proudly sponsored by Kiwi Invest.