Philanthropy New Zealand Summit 2021

Philanthropy Summit 2021


PNZ’s biennial Summit will be held over the 18 – 20th of May 2021. 

The Summit will run for three half days and will enable both online attendance, and place-based gatherings hosted by some of our members on the first day. We are excited to be putting this major event together for you. Keep an eye out for upcoming speaker announcements.

Check out the Summit 2021.

Great Grantmaking


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 with special guest Sam Cummins, Community Funding and Policy Manager at BayTrust.
– 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. Purchase the recordings and watch in your own time – email for more details.

Register here.

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.

Past events


We are thrilled to launch our network series events for members.

Tune in from the comfort of your home or office for these 90 minute sessions that will accelerate your knowledge and connect you with other funders.

We are thrilled to have sector leading speakers dedicating time to share their expertise and engage with you. Full details and information here.

Auckland Funders’ Network

Date: Wednesday 10 February
Time: 3 PM – 4:30 PM
RSVP for the zoom meeting.


Family Philanthropy Network

Date: Thursday 4 March
Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM
RSVP for the zoom meeting.


Environment Funders’ Network

Date: Wednesday 10 March
Time: 10 AM – 11:30 PM
RSVP for the zoom meeting.


Youth Funders’ Network

Date: Monday 15 March
Time: 2 PM – 3:30 PM
RSVP for the zoom meeting.


Local Government Funders’ Network

Date: Wednesday 17 March
Time: 3 PM – 4:30 PM
RSVP for the zoom meeting.

Annual General Meeting

This year we will be holding the AGM online.

When: Thursday 3rd December 2020

Time: 3pm – 4pm

 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.

Watch the webinar 

Jane Sloane’s webinar notes

Asia Foundation Presentation Oct 2020

Tuti Scott – Tides Powerpoint presentation

Women moving millions video

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.

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.


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.