The Centre for Social Impact, a social business of Foundation North, supports grantmakers and funders to invest for impact, and changemakers to achieve impact and to learn.
Our purpose is to shift systems and make a difference for the people and whenua of Aotearoa. We support community-led social change, leading practice in philanthropy, environmental regeneration and a stronger community sector.
Our network of associates works with tangata whenua, philanthropic trusts, the community sector, government and the private sector. Our associates share a commitment to equity, inclusion and restoration of people and whenua.
Our services include research and analysis, evaluation, learning, community engagement and participatory design, strategic advice and planning, collaboration and collective impact, capability development, governance development and communicating for influence. We share what we are doing and learning through our knowledge hub, Te Pūaha o te Ako. Learn more.
Our Te Pūaha Talks programme for 2023 is underway. These free online capability building webinars for not-for-profits supported by Foundation North, will again offer a range of learning opportunities.
Te Pūaha o te Ako
Our knowledge hub
Te Pūaha o te Ako is a metaphor for our knowledge hub as a place where learning is shared to enable transformational social impact. Te Pūaha (estuary) is where salt and fresh waters meet, a place where new life is produced and nurtured. Oho ake guides our behaviour to be open, and to share, analyse and strive for future learning.Learn more →
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Te Pūaha Talks - upcoming events
Te Pūaha Talks, our free online capability building webinars for not-for-profits is back for 2023.
What’s in the Te Pūaha kete?
New to Te Pūaha? This is an introduction to some of our latest resources – and most popular research and reports.
Te Pūaha Talks - Ngahere - nurturing our connectivity
The Ngahere workshop provided resources designed to encourage you as an individual to take six one minute pauses throughout each day to ground yourself and draw nourishment from Papatūānuku.