Understanding the youth development ecosystem and opportunities to strengthen youth wellbeing
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.
Six questions with Monica
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.
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).