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Philanthropy New Zealand is the hub of philanthropy in New Zealand. We provide thought leadership and practical help for everyone with an interest in giving to make the world a better place. Our members include private philanthropists; family, community and corporate foundations; and iwi and community trusts. Join Now! Philanthropy FacebookPhilanthropy TwitterPhilanthropy YouTubeGiving for Good


Staying Ahead of the Game: Powerpoint presentations now online

27 October 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. The Powerpoint presentations for both events are now available online. You can find them here.

Social Impact Investing: An Expert's view - now on YouTube

22 October 2015

It was great to see so many of you at the seminar featuring British social impact investing expert  David Carrington in Auckland on 9 October. It was a stimulating and inspiring morning. David (pictured) was joined by John Prendergast, CEO of the Community Trust of Southland, who provided a New Zealand perspective on social impact investing. You can now watch David and John's presentations on our YouTube channel.

Canterbury Recovery Funders' Network: Powerpoint presentation

28 September 2015

We had another great meeting of the Canterbury Recovery Funders’ Network in Christchurch last week – thanks to everyone who came. You can find the Powerpoint presentation from Christchurch’s Chief Resilience Officer Mike Gillooly here.

Community foundations expert on tour

17 August 2015

Community foundations expert Cindy Lindsay is touring New Zealand later this month to share her knowledge about building healthy community foundations. Cindy will also be providing insights into Vital Signs – a tool for identifying priorities for community action. Cindy will take part in events in Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth and Wellington - including a parliamentary breakfast hosted by Hon Jo Goodhew on Thursday 27 August.  You can check her schedule here. For more information, please contact Raewyn Kirkman at Momentum Waikato.

Leading philanthropist Sir John Todd dies

30 July 2015

We are very sorry to hear of the death of Sir John Todd, chair of the Todd Foundation, in Wellington today.  Sir John was deeply committed to philanthropy for many years, both through his work with the Todd Foundation, but also through his support for Philanthropy New Zealand. He was among the small group of Wellington-based philanthropists who helped set up the  organisation – then known as the New Zealand Association of Philanthropic Trusts – in 1990. We extend our sympathies to the Todd family. Find out more about Sir John’s life.

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