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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.

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

1 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

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.

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