From the CE: Social Enterprise World Forum

October 5, 2017

The Social Enterprise World Forum saw over 1600 people from the world of purpose-driven business and investing gather in Christchurch last week. The philanthropic sector was well represented, and it is clear that our grantmaking… Read more »


Q&A with new CE of Wellington Community Trust, Georgie Ferrari

October 3, 2017

Georgie Ferrari was appointed Chief Executive of the Wellington Community Trust in August. Philanthropy New Zealand spoke to Georgie about her journey in the not-for-profit sector and her new role. Georgie brings more than 25… Read more »


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 »


Youth Funders’ Network September 2017

September 20, 2017

Join our Youth Funders’ Network meeting on Wednesday 20 September in Auckland. Engage and network with other innovators in the field of youth funding and explore more opportunities to work together.


Governance and Investment workshops

September 12, 2017

Whether you’re a brand new trustee of a philanthropic trust or a more experienced trustee, Philanthropy New Zealand’s Governance & Investment workshops offer something for everyone. These workshops, held annually, are an opportunity to learn… 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 »


Environment Funders Meeting – Wellington

August 16, 2017

The next meeting will be held Wednesday 16 August in Wellington. The line up includes Executive Chair of Fairground Foundation, author of Ecoman and founder of Ecostore, Malcolm Rands and Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner… Read more »