Membership benefits

As a member of Philanthropy New Zealand you will become part of an organisation that is committed to innovative, strategic grantmaking that really works.

You’ll have the chance to meet and share experiences with other Philanthropy New Zealand members, to hear from international experts in the field, and to attend regular professional development seminars. The following benefits apply to Grantmaker, Corporate, SME, Individual and Honorary members:

Networking events

Our networking events provide a chance for members to exchange information, share experiences and build partnerships. Our networks include:

  • Arts Funders’ Network
  • Environmental Funders’ Network
  • Education Network
  • Family Philanthropy Network
  • Impact Investing Network
  • Youth Funders’ Network
  • Māori Network (Te Huihuinga ā Iwi)

International speakers and professional development events

We provide our members with regular opportunities to learn from international speakers. They include expert grantmakers, private philanthropists and those working in fields such as social enterprise, community-led development and social justice.

Members get preferential booking and a 30% discount (or more) on all international speaker and professional development events. This includes our biennial conference, the Philanthropy Summit

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Discounts on products and services

We have negotiated a range of special benefits for our members. These include international publications, office supplies and grantmaking software. Find out more about the discounts available.

Insights into best practice in grantmaking

You’ll get the chance to learn about best practice in grantmaking from our international speakers and professional development events.


Members receive:

  • three copies of our magazine, Philanthropy News, annually
  • our fortnightly e-newsletter, Giving Matters

You will also receive a free copy of The Grantmakers’ Toolkit, a comprehensive guide on grantmaking for foundations, trusts and private donors.


Philanthropy New Zealand will represent and advocate for you at local, government and international level.