We learn with and from our clients, partners and associates. Our print and digital publications give an insight into what we’re learning, and the dynamic and multi-layered nature of change in the sector.


CSI Reports

On the Cusp: Re-designing complex communities and institutions to flourish is the latest report from Mary Jo (MJ) Kaplan of Kaplan Consulting.

News

Global trends in social enterprise and impact is the focus of our second Social Impact hui, which will take place in Auckland on Friday October 26th

CSI Reports

The Centre is part of a team drawn together by the Ministry of Youth Development to review the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (YDSA). To inform this collaborative work, we recently completed a comprehensive evidence review of the current youth development ‘ecosystem’, effective practice, and opportunities to strengthen the YDSA.

News

The latest issue of Philanthropy New Zealand’s journal, includes a feature from CSI's Kat Dawnier

News

The latest addition to the CSI team is Monica Briggs.  Monica has joined us to manage business development and partnerships for the Centre. We talked to Monica about joining us, and about her experiences as a senior leader in public health, and as a manager of a community organisation. 

CSI Reports

Our Social Impact hui provide space for conversations about strategies and practices for funders looking to strengthen social impact. 

Digital stories

This report by the Centre for Social Impact associate, Rachael Trotman, presents the story of and lessons learned from a collaboration between four philanthropic funders that led to the establishment of VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai. VOYCE is an independent charitable trust for children and young people in foster care.

Blog

Social change agendas are often driven by a focus on ‘fixing’ people and their problems.  It’s a negative focus that for those being ‘fixed’ can feel disempowering. The new focus by Government on a social change agenda driven by promoting well-being, however, is aspirational

CSI Reports

A solid evidence base supported the development of Foundation North’s  2018 Strategic Plan.

This two part report commissioned by Foundation North, from the Centre for Social Impact and Ākina Foundation, looks at how impact investment could help the foundation, other philanthropic funders, and investors achieve both financial returns, and measurable, beneficial social or environmental impacts.