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This event was co-convened by the JR McKenzie Trust, Philanthropy New Zealand and the Centre for Social Impact to enable the philanthropic sector to explore advocacy as a tool for driving positive systems change.

Presentations were made by: Robyn Scott, executive director of the JR McKenzie Trust; Emily Tow, president of the Tow Foundation; Tim Maurice, general manager of the Asylum Seekers Support Trust; Tania Sawicki Mead, director of JustSpeak; Justine McFarlane, programme lead at Lifewise; Rachael Trotman, CSI associate.

A report on the event captures the main points made by each speaker, and captures the insights from the panel discussion, and participants’ thoughts on advancing philanthropic sector engagement with advocacy in New Zealand.