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 »


Legally philanthropic: making a difference through law

September 26, 2018

Philanthropic Advisor Michelle Wanwimolruk discusses the strategy development for the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation and how the foundation is making a difference through law.  What is ‘strategy’ anyway? Strategy has become one of the… Read more »


Seeking expressions of interest: Philanthropy New Zealand CE

September 9, 2018

Philanthropy New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Tony Paine is resigning, effective mid-October. Board chair Sandra Kai Fong said Tony has done a fantastic job leading Philanthropy New Zealand and has continued to grow the organisation as… Read more »


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Call for Papers: Philanthropy Summit 2019

August 23, 2018

Every two years the philanthropic and grantmaking sector comes together for our only national gathering, the Philanthropy Summit. The next Philanthropy Summit is 15 – 17 May, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. The three-day Summit… Read more »


From the CE: PNZ’s Youth Advisory Group

August 2, 2018

The role of young people in philanthropy, grantmaking, and socially-minded entrepreneurship is critical. They are the next generation sitting around the tables of family foundations; the designers of new business models that have social contribution… Read more »