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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. 

Our first paper, Insights into trends and practices in contemporary philanthropy, draws on a report commissioned from CSI by the JR McKenzie Trust (JRMT). As a family foundation and innovative philanthropic leader, JRMT sought to understand emerging ideas and practices in philanthropy globally that could be relevant to New Zealand’s bi-cultural context.

The report, The Philanthropic Landscape – a review of trends and contemporary practices, identified key themes including a focus on equity; power sharing; systems change; decolonising practice; and adaptability and learning. The report also reviewed emerging practices around processes such as relational grantmaking. The full report is available here.