Funding community voice in the Charities Act Review

August 16, 2019

By Sue McCabe, Chief Executive, Philanthropy New Zealand The positive impact of funding activity that supports the voice of the community and voluntary sector has been highlighted in a Philanthropy New Zealand-hosted webinar on the… Read more »


The Fundermentalist Blog:

August 1, 2019

The Cop, Mel Gibson and the Girl from Tokoroa They say you can’t keep a good woman down and that’s certainly proving the case in New Zealand’s philanthropic sector. Today I have three tales to… Read more »


Combining forces to amplify voices on digital exclusion

June 26, 2019

  We’ve come a long way from the early days of dial-up Internet in New Zealand. With the roll out of ultra-fast and rural broadband, New Zealand is considered one of the most digitally advanced… Read more »


The Fundermentalist blog – The Sutherland Self Help Trust: From apples to altruism

June 25, 2019

  After the raging success of her first blog (not really), Yvonne Trask, Relationship and Events Manager at Philanthropy NZ presents her much awaited second blog on a PNZ founding member.   Alongside the Trust’s… Read more »


Trust-based Philanthropy: grantmaking with a lens of trust

June 25, 2019

  Over the past decade, San Francisco based foundation, The Whitman Institute (TWI) has been­–in their words–mildly obsessed with the concept of “trust-based philanthropy”. Their approach recognises that often the traditional approach of a grantmaker… Read more »


Driving change: A case for change in driver licensing

June 5, 2019

For many New Zealanders, a licence to drive is a rite of passage and a significant milestone. Gaining our first licence not only gives us the right to drive, but offers a sense of freedom… Read more »


Philanthropy New Zealand Award winners announced in Wellington last night 

May 17, 2019

Eight Awards were presented to New Zealand individuals and organisations at the Philanthropy New Zealand Awards 2019 on Thursday 16 May. These Awards recognise their dedication to making a positive difference in Aotearoa. From emerging leader, Michelle… Read more »


Charities Act review – submission and template

May 6, 2019

We have submitted Philanthropy New Zealand’s submission on the Review of the Charities Act 2005 to the Department of Internal Affairs. You can find our submission here.  Thank you to everyone who provided input into the development… Read more »


Community changemakers: the people’s choice – vote now!

April 18, 2019

Rescued food, youth development, health workers, economic development and supporting incarcerated women to turn their lives around. Which organisation gets your vote? Philanthropy New Zealand and AMP Capital today opened public voting for the 2019… Read more »


Modernising our structures to support social enterprise

April 18, 2019

By Sue McCabe, Chief Executive Philanthropy New Zealand Changing the company structure to better meet the emerging number of businesses focussed on leaving the world a better place is a key recommendation in a report… Read more »