Keeping it simple – Sam Stubbs

October 27, 2017

For Simplicity founder Sam Stubbs making philanthropy part of his business was simply “the right thing to do.” In August last year, Sam, former CEO of Tower Investment, launched Simplicity, a not-for-profit fund manager that is hard-wired… Read more »


Philanthropy New Zealand Board Nominations are open

October 19, 2017

The Philanthropy New Zealand (PNZ) Board is pleased to announce that nominations for TWO positions for Board Members have opened. PNZ grantmaker members are warmly invited to consider whether they wish to contribute to our… Read more »


Investing in Your Communities: grantmaking trends and investment excellence

October 19, 2017

Philanthropy New Zealand is taking to the road this October and stopping in Rotorua, the Wairarapa, Nelson and Dunedin with interactive one-day workshops exploring current trends and effective practices in grantmaking and investment governance.


Where to with our waterways

October 13, 2017

Genevieve Northey, Donations Programme Manager, The Tindall Foundation asks “what is our next generation’s freshwater story going to be?” At the recent Freshwater Symposium held in Wellington by Local Government New Zealand, two journalists posed… Read more »


From the CE: Social Enterprise World Forum

October 5, 2017

The Social Enterprise World Forum saw over 1600 people from the world of purpose-driven business and investing gather in Christchurch last week. The philanthropic sector was well represented, and it is clear that our grantmaking… Read more »


Q&A with new CE of Wellington Community Trust, Georgie Ferrari

October 3, 2017

Georgie Ferrari was appointed Chief Executive of the Wellington Community Trust in August. Philanthropy New Zealand spoke to Georgie about her journey in the not-for-profit sector and her new role. Georgie brings more than 25… Read more »


History does matter

September 28, 2017

An organisation’s history can often throw a useful light on situations that boards are confronting now, writes governance expert Graeme Nahkies. Many boards spend an inordinate and unproductive amount of their meeting time pouring over… Read more »


Youth Funders’ Network September 2017

September 20, 2017

Join our Youth Funders’ Network meeting on Wednesday 20 September in Auckland. Engage and network with other innovators in the field of youth funding and explore more opportunities to work together.


Governance and Investment workshops

September 12, 2017

Whether you’re a brand new trustee of a philanthropic trust or a more experienced trustee, Philanthropy New Zealand’s Governance & Investment workshops offer something for everyone. These workshops, held annually, are an opportunity to learn… Read more »


From the CE: rebooting grantmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand

September 7, 2017

Do we make things harder for the organisations we support? As funders does our focus on ‘projects’ make it more difficult for the community sector to be sustainable? This Stanford Social Innovation Review article Time to… Read more »