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 »

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 »

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori // Māori Language Week

September 7, 2017

11 – 17 September is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori // Māori Language Week. The event  has been celebrated in New Zealand since 1975, in an effort to raise awareness of the language, and get… Read more »

From the CE: Three highlights from the sector meetings

August 24, 2017

Last week was our sector’s quarterly meeting with government. We took the next steps in building positive relationships. It’s a critical connection. If we get it right, government and philanthropy can amplify and enhance each… Read more »

Video: Highlights from the Philanthropy Summit 2017

August 22, 2017

The 2017 Philanthropy Summit in May was a sector highlight. Watch these reflections from speakers and attendees at the event. This video was produced by the Centre for Social Impact. Thank you! Thank you to… Read more »

From the CE: Key messages from grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops

August 10, 2017

I took away a couple of key messages from PNZ’s grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops this week. The first was about finding strength-based approaches in an area so often dominated by deficit, negative… Read more »

Guidelines for Good

July 27, 2017

Draft Transparency Guidelines for funders in Aotearoa New Zealand July 2017 In philanthropy and grantmaking, being transparent simply means being open and honest about what we do and how we work so we can clearly… Read more »

Grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops

June 5, 2017

DUE to popular demand, we have added another Auckland date: Wed 9 August (Tue 8 is now fully-booked) Every trustee, trust manager and grants advisor needs an understanding of our nation’s founding document, Te Tiriti… Read more »

Photos from Philanthropy Summit 2017

May 18, 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the Philanthropy Summit last week. You brought great skill and energy to every session whether as presenter or participant, and people from across our sector offered… Read more »

Philanthropy New Zealand Award Winners 2017

May 12, 2017

Three New Zealanders were recognised for their dedication to making a positive difference in Aotearoa at the inaugural Philanthropy New Zealand Awards last night in Wellington (Thursday 11 May). The Awards, which will take place… Read more »