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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


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.

5th-generation Rockefeller to speak at Philanthropy Summit 2015

22 October 2014

Philanthropy New Zealand is pleased to announce that New York entrepreneur and impact investor Justin Rockefeller will be the opening keynote speaker at its biennial conference, the Philanthropy Summit 2015, being held in Auckland in April next year.

Mr Rockefeller will talk about his work as an impact investor, which he describes as being at the intersection of two things his famous ancestors did very well: philanthropy and capitalism. He will also talk about the importance of ethical investing, and about the recent decision by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to start a multi-step process to divest from some fossil fuels, focusing initially on limiting its exposure to coal and tar sands. Read more.

Canterbury Recovery Funders' Network October 2014

10 October 2014

Powerpoints and videos from our October meeting of the Canterbury Recovery Funders' Network are now available online.

Video on workforce resilince by Jolie Wills, NZ Red Cross

The Monastery from the Wise Group

Leadership in the Community from Denise Kidd, Pauline Saunders and Sally Mountfort

CSI from Alison Taylor

Please note, we're hoping to have the video clips available for viewing soon.

PNZ chair Kate Frykberg on Seven Sharp

12 August 2014

Philanthropy New Zealand's chair, Kate Frykberg, appeared on the news programme Seven Sharp on Monday 11 August, talking about the power of philanthropy  to make a difference to people's lives. You can watch Kate's appearance here.

Philanthropy Summit 2015 now open for registration

1 August 2014

Earlybird registration for Philanthropy New Zealand’s biennial conference, the Philanthropy Summit 2015: The Power of Strategic Giving, is now open.  If you register by 30 September you can enjoy a generous discount on the cost of attending the two-day Summit being held in Auckland on April 15 & 16 next year.

The Philanthropy Summit 2015 is bringing together philanthropic thought leaders, innovators and experienced practitioners to inform, inspire and innovate. The Summit will bring global and local perspectives to philanthropy in Aotearoa/New Zealand and provide opportunities to learn best practice and explore new ways of working.  You can find out more and register online for the Philanthropy Summit 2015 here.

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Women in Philanthropy: Leading the Way

24 November 2014 - 25 November 2014