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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.

Save the date: The Funding Network, Wellington 17 September

22 July 2015

The Funding Network is heading south, with the next event being held at the City Gallery in Wellington from 5.30pm to 8.30 on Thursday 17 September. The Funding Network is a fun-filled event where live crowdfunding meets Dragon’s Den. You'll have the chance to support four outstanding projects working to improve the lives of people in the Wellington area. Spaces are limited so you can reserve a place now by clicking here.

Canterbury Recovery Funders' Network : Powerpoint presentations now online

23 June 2015

We had a great meeting of the Canterbury Recovery Funders' Network meeting last week, and heard some inspiring stories about innovation and collaboration following the Christhchurch earthquakes. Check out the  Powerpoint presentations here.