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.
Mel Hewitson's Blog - Governance & effective chairing
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.
Jo Brosnahan's Blog - Governance, Leadership and Diversity
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.
The Importance of Community Governance
Many of us give back to our communities by taking governance roles in community organisations. These organisations make a difference to New Zealanders in many ways, from providing services to vulnerable families and whānau, to youth, and to the elderly. They deliver sports, arts, environmental and cultural programmes. They employ around 100,000 people (nearly 5 percent of the workforce) and contribute nearly 3 percent to GDP.
Improving the quality of community governance is a priority for the Centre for Social Impact. This year, we’ve produced in association with the Superdiversity Institute a report, What is the future for NGO governance?, to look at what the needs and opportunities are. We’re now collaborating with a group of organisations to lead the development of a national strategy for community governance.
As we do this work, we hear about why people commit to community governance – and why they think it is important. As part of that conversation, we asked some of our stakeholders to take up their smartphones, and give us a brief insight into their governance interests. Enjoy!
National Strategy for Community Governance
To support and lift the capability of those in governance roles in the community, not-for-profit, and non-government sectors, the Centre for Social Impact is collaborating with a group of organisations to lead the development a national strategy for community governance.
Governance for good; developing the capability of New Zealand’s $20 billion not-for-profit sector
A report into the future of governance for New Zealand’s 114,000 (NGOs), produced in partnership with the Superdiversity Institute, has identified a need for considerable investment into NGO governance capabilities.
Connecting to Strengthen Community Sector Governance – A collaboration with Rātā Foundation on capacity, capability and practice
A conversation with representatives from twenty-five organisations from across the motu.
Voice, Influence, Action: funding advocacy for impact - A new report for the JR McKenzie Trust
A review of the potential of advocacy to expose and respond to social issues.
Mapping the philanthropic landscape - A review of trends and contemporary practices
Insights to support the JR McKenzie Trust to harvest emerging ideas and practices relevant to New Zealand’s bi-cultural context