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Lani Evans looking forward to the Philanthropy Summit

26 January 2015

Our new board member Lani Evans is looking forward to both attending and appearing at the Philanthropy Summit 2015, being held in Auckland on 15 & 16 April. You can hear Lani talking about the Summit on this YouTube video.

Latest issue of Philanthropy News now online

6 January 2015

The latest issue of Philanthropy News is now available online. It features interviews with some of the keynote speakers taking part in the Philanthropy Summit 2015, as well as an article about the work the ASB Community Trust is doing to help build future Māori leaders through its innovative Māori and Pacific Education Initiative. You can download a copy of the magazine here.

Getting it Right, Right From the Start - Powerpoints now available

3 December 2014

The Powerpoint presentations from Getting it right, right from the start workshop for Community members held in Wellington on 4 November and Auckland on 12 November are now available. You can check them out by following the links below:

Kim McWilliams: Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Heather Newell and Jo Garner: Strategic Grants 

Mark Farrar and Jean Goodband: Wellington City Council/Creative New Zealand 

Kirsten Taylor: Perpetual Guardian

Shalini Pillai: ASB Community Trust

Jonny Gritt: Watersafe Auckland

Two new board members elected

1 December 2014

Welcome to our two new board members, Lani Evans and Murray Jones, who were elected at our AGM in Wellington last week. They replace retiring board member Candis Craven, whose term on the board is now finished. Dunedin-based Lani, and Murray, who is from Christchurch, both haved a long history of working in the philanthropic sector. They also help swell the number of South Island board members from just one to three. You can find out more about Lani and Murray here.

Unique opportunity for NFP organisations

10 November 2014

Next year, for the first time, we’re offering our Community members and other not-for-profit organisations a chance to hear some of the speakers from our biennial conference. Earlybird registrations are now open for the Philanthropy Summit 2015: Understanding the 21st Century Donor, being held in Auckland on Friday 17 April, 2015.  This one-day event will give those working in the not-for-profit sector a unique opportunity to hear about the changing philanthropic landscape, and what they might need to do to adapt to these changes. Read more.