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We asked our network for their thoughts on the impacts of COVID19 on the philanthropic sector – and the long-term implications of this crisis.  This blog captures some of their insights around the issue of increasing equity.  We will be producing further blogs on the COVID19 impacts and how they will affect funders, community organisations, and the wider NGO community.

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Leadership is at its most visible in times of crisis.  As New Zealand confronts the challenges of COVID-19, we revisit two reflections on leadership by CSI associates.

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Our latest blog explores how funders can support child and youth wellbeing outcomes, as well as supporting innovation and initiatives that have potential for social impact and positive change.

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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.