A sadder, more insightful country

March 22, 2019

Aotearoa pre March 15 seems an eternity ago. What a difference seven days can make. It feels like we’re a sadder country, a hurting people. We’re ashamed of what happened and, at the same time,… Read more »

Terrorism Response: Information for Funders

March 18, 2019

We are reeling from the terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday 15 March leaving 50 people dead, and many injured. Philanthropy New Zealand is committed to helping our members and the wider community connect to… Read more »


February 27, 2019

  By Yvonne Trask, Relationship and Event Manager, Philanthropy New Zealand — What better way to start a new blog, from an organisation whose name people struggle to spell, than with a really big word?  2018… Read more »

Exploring the fun and frustrations of not-for-profit work: Q&A with Vu Le

February 7, 2019

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is the author of the extremely successful blog Nonprofit AF. A US-based writer drawing from 12 years of working in the not-for-profit sector, he creates humorous posts about the sector, but with… Read more »

Celebrating 30 years of community giving

January 29, 2019

The Modern Māori Quartet performing at TSB Community Trust’s 30-year celebration in June 2018   The 12 Community Trusts that emerged from the New Zealand Government’s banking deregulation in the late 1980s celebrated their 30th anniversaries… Read more »

Government’s social wellbeing engagement: insights for funders

December 19, 2018

Longer term contracts, funding the full costs of services, less onerous reporting requirements, flexibility to try new things, and the ability to work with families and whānau more holistically were among the community sector’s key… Read more »

A Pat and a Push on #GivingTuesday

November 21, 2018

  On #GivingTuesday, Kiwis can give themselves both a congratulatory pat on the back and a gentle push to do more. #GivingTuesday, on Tuesday November 27, is a global movement that celebrates giving of all… Read more »

Todd Foundation changes funding strategy

November 15, 2018

After 45 years of running open grant application rounds the Todd Foundation is now pro-actively seeking funding partners to create sustainable, long-term social change. When the Todd Foundation staff and board got together for their… Read more »

Announcing New PNZ Chief Executive, Sue McCabe

November 1, 2018

  We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Philanthropy New Zealand’s new Chief Executive, Sue McCabe. Sue will be joining our Wellington-based team from the end of November. Sue has a diverse professional… Read more »

Going where the need is greatest

October 18, 2018

The redevelopment of a community funding strategy that supports Council vision and targets where need is greatest has been a big focus of the Hutt City Council’s Community Funding team. Philanthropy News spoke to Melanie… Read more »