The Centre for Social Impact (CSI), a social business of Foundation North, helps grantmakers and funders invest for impact and empowers changemakers.
Our take whāinga (purpose) is to build the capacity and confidence of social investors and their partners in the community to accelerate investment and innovation for social change.
We draw on a network of specialist associates to tailor support for our clients to help them achieve their social impact goals. We help funders identify and understand community needs, develop their social impact vision, form strategies, create and implement grantmaking processes, and evaluate impact.
We walk alongside changemaking organisations in the community to build capacity in areas such as governance, strategic planning, and evaluation. As a team, we want to support initiatives that have the potential to increase individual and community wellbeing today, and create a better Aotearoa for future generations.
Te Pūaha Talks, our 2022 programme of free online capability building webinars, starts this month.
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 - Communications in the Good Times & the Bad
Communications in the Good Times & the Bad was the final in our series of Te Pūaha Talks for 2022.
Insights: Mapping the philanthropic landscape
Our Centre for Social Impact insights papers provide a brief overview of the reports on research and analysis we undertake with our clients and partners.