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 »


Unicorns Unite, a conversation with Vu Le

May 15, 2019

Join us for a conversation with international guest speaker Vu Le, a nonprofit hero and author of the popular blog “Nonprofit AF”( formerly NonprofitwithBalls.org).   Philanthropy New Zealand and FINZ invite the nonprofit community (unicorns*)  to hear Vu’s… Read more »


Philanthropy Summit 2019: The Future of Trust

May 15, 2019

Join the country’s largest gathering of leaders involved in philanthropy at our biennial conference, the Philanthropy Summit 2019,  May 15-17, 2019.


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 »


Funding Post Disaster

April 10, 2019

Rātā Foundation chair Christine Korako looks at the role philanthropic organisations can play after a crisis.  Rātā Foundation is New Zealand’s second largest philanthropic foundation and the South Island’s largest Community Trust. In the financial year ending 31 March 2018,… Read more »


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

April 9, 2019

By Sue McCabe I’m counting down the number of sleeps and have all the anticipation of a child who believes in Santa in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Are we there yet? Because it’s… Read more »