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Our latest blog, from CSI's Rachael Trotman, looks at how evaluation supports social impact journeys.

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Our second blog on governance is from CSI’s chair, Mel Hewitson.  Mel’s current governance roles include being deputy chair of Foundation North, and an independent non-executive director of Simplicity NZ, Trust Investments Management Limited, Heritage Trustee Company and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia. In this blog, Mel looks at some the approaches a board chair can use to run effective meetings.

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Kia ora koutou,

Investment in improving the governance of non-government organisations was one of the recommendations of the What is the Future for NGO Governance? report published in September.

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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.

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Kia ora koutou! A few final thoughts from three more of the conference workshops – and a ‘Dragon’s Den’ event.

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Kia ora! I’m now back in New Zealand and reviewing my notes from the European Venture Philanthropy Association conference. Today and tomorrow I’ll share a few of my insights.

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Kia ora koutou - this is on Inspiring Impact partnership which I talked to both NPC and NCVO about as they are both partners.

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Kia ora koutou - My next visit is at the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) championing voluntary action.

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Kia ora everyone. Today I met Tris Lumley, Director of Development at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC).

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Kia ora koutou! Today I'm at the King Baudouin Foundation in Brussels (KBF) ‘working together for a better society’.