Philanthropist Sir Graeme Douglas Has Passed Away

September 7, 2016

We’re sorry to announce that well-known businessman, chemist, and philanthropist, Sir Graeme Douglas, has passed away at 87. Douglas was knighted in 2010 for his philanthropic services. He and his wife Ngaire donated an MRI scanner… Read more »

Three key governance issues facing the philanthropic sector

August 3, 2016

A growing demand for funding to address increasingly complex problems means it’s more important than ever for the boards of grantmaking organisations to perform as effectively as possible, says governance expert Graeme Nahkies. He has… Read more »

One-day workshop on grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

July 18, 2016

Every trustee, trust manager and grants advisor needs an understanding of our nation’s founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and what it means for their work in philanthropy. We’re proud to offer a one-day Treaty… Read more »

Figures provide more proof of Kiwi generosity

June 14, 2016

Philanthropy New Zealand has welcomed new figures from Statistics New Zealand which show the non-profit sector contributed $6 billion to GDP in 2013, together with another $3.4 billion in volunteer labour – a total contribution… Read more »

Philanthropic leader recognised in latest honours list

June 14, 2016

Congratulations to Kevin Prime, kaumātua and former chair of Foundation North, who was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in last week’s Queen’s  Birthday Honours list.  Kevin was initially reluctant to… Read more »

A cautious approach to multi-year funding

May 16, 2016

The benefits of multi-year funding for grantees are well documented – greater funding security and less time spent reapplying for grants. But multi-year funding can have significant cost implications for grantmakers, particularly those with limited… Read more »

New job for Philanthropy NZ board member Lani Evans

May 9, 2016

Congratulations to our board member Lani Evans, who has been appointed Foundation Manager of the Vodafone NZ Foundation. Lani is no stranger to the Foundation. She was a World of Difference recipient in 2009 and… Read more »

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 »

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 »