Lee and Penny Stevens have a passion for giving

April 27, 2016

Philanthropy New Zealand’s newest honorary member  Lee Stevens was recently invested as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House in Wellington for services to the community. Lee and his wife… Read more »

Creating a Culture for Smarter Grantmaking

April 19, 2016

Our first international speaker event for the year features Kathleen Enright, the dynamic CEO of the US-based Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO).    

Kiwi generosity remains at higher post-earthquake levels, new giving report shows

December 12, 2015

New Zealanders have maintained the outpouring of generosity sparked by the Christchurch earthquakes, according to Giving New Zealand: Philanthropic Funding 2014. The report, based on research commissioned by Philanthropy New Zealand and carried out by… Read more »

Staying Ahead of the Game: PowerPoint presentations now online

November 20, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came to our Staying Ahead of the Game events for not-for-profit organisations in Auckland and Wellington on 15 & 16 October and in Christchurch on 20 November. The PowerPoint presentations for… Read more »

Social Impact Investing: an expert’s view—now on YouTube

October 22, 2015

It was great to see so many of you at the seminar featuring British social impact investing expert  David Carrington in Auckland on 9 October (2015). It was a stimulating and inspiring morning. David (pictured)… Read more »

Canterbury Recovery Funders’ Network: Powerpoint presentation

September 28, 2015

We had another great meeting of the Canterbury Recovery Funders’ Network in Christchurch last week – thanks to everyone who came. We have now loaded the Powerpoint presentation from Christchurch’s Chief Resilience Officer Mike Gillooly… Read more »

Community foundations expert on tour

August 11, 2015

Community foundations expert Cindy Lindsay is touring New Zealand later this month to share her knowledge about building healthy community foundations. Cindy will also be providing insights into Vital Signs – a tool for identifying priorities… Read more »

Leading philanthropist Sir John Todd dies

July 30, 2015

We are very sorry to hear of the death of Sir John Todd, chair of the Todd Foundation, in Wellington today.  Sir John was deeply committed to philanthropy for many years, both through his work… Read more »