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The Philanthropic Landscape Volume II – Shifting Culture and Power through Mana-Enhancing Partnerships explores what matters most in partnerships for purpose between funders and ngā kaikōkiri (communities, funded groups, grantees). The paper is published in partnership with the J R McKenzie Trust. Volume II explores how funders are incorporating the key philanthropic practices identified in The Philanthropic Landscape Volume I, published in 2019. Ten trusts and foundations from across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia share stories of their experience of centering their practice around impactful, mana-enhancing funding partnerships. Four representatives of ngā kaikōkiri also offer insights from their experiences of working in partnership with some of the funders featured.

Each story draws on the reflections of staff and trustees of their challenges, successes and learnings as they looked to centre equity, share power, enable meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities, support rangatiratanga/community self-determination and make progress towards systems change outcomes. 

The full report is downloadable below, and a shorter insights summary can be read here. Watch a 20min conversation below about how the reports came into being and some of the key learnings. Individual case studies, as well as video extracts from interviews with staff and trustees from participating organisations can be accessed via the links below.

Funder stories:

Ngā kaikōkiri insights: