Social Impact Series - Part 1: Fit for purpose strategy - using evidence to inform practice
Our Social Impact hui provide space for conversations about strategies and practices for funders looking to strengthen social impact.
The Power Of Four: Lessons from the VOYCE collaboration
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.
An Aotearoa agenda for wellbeing
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
Research to support a half billion dollar investment
A solid evidence base supported the development of Foundation North’s 2018 Strategic Plan.
Impact Investment to deliver social or environmental benefits
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.
Research to inform Foundation North strategies
The development of Foundation North’s fifteen year strategies has been informed by a solid research base. The Centre for Social Impact helped create this foundation of information and evidence for strategies which will guide the grantmaking of New Zealand’s largest philanthropic grantmaker through to 2033.
Foundation North’s Māori and Pacific Education Initiative – a 10 year study into success as Māori and as Pasifika
Hospitality, trust building, sharing and storytelling were at the heart of the development of Foundation North’s pioneering $20 million Māori and Pacific Education Initiative (MPEI).
As philanthropic funding grows in value and complexity, evaluation keeps pace
A brief explanation of how evaluation changes to support investment across the CSI grantmaking dial.
Six questions with: Kathrine Clarke
Kathrine Clarke (Ngāpuhi) is the latest associate to join our team. Kathrine has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a senior manager, general manager and CEO in the health sector across central government, NGOs and Māori health providers. Her significant contribution was recognised last year when she was announced as the Māori Public Health Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award winner for 2017.
Evidence to inform a half billion dollar strategy for investment
Around half a billion dollars will be invested in Auckland and Northland communities by Foundation North over the next fifteen years. A new strategic plan has been created by the Foundation to ensure that this investment will enhance the lives of everyone in the region.