Te Pūaha Talks, our 2022 programme of free online capability building webinars, offers a range of learning opportunities for not-for-profits.
“This year’s programme covers communications and marketing, evaluation, hauora, and climate action,” CSI Kaihautu Karinia Lee says. “We are delighted Foundation North has agreed to fund the programme, following the success of our Kia Whiti Tonu online workshops in 2020 and 2021. The Kia Whiti Tonu series were developed in response to the need for capability and capacity building needs identified by community organisations in the COVID-19 impact survey.
“Te Pūaha Talks meets the needs we are seeing in the community sector now and will encourage participants to draw on the wealth of resources available through Te Pūaha O Te Ako as our knowledge hub.
“All sessions are focused on practical “hands on” learning and include a take home kete of resources such as templates and further reading so participants can build their knowledge and apply what they learn to their own community organisation or area of practice.”
Links to the resources from completed events, and information on current events, are listed below. If you would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list and be notified of further Te Pūaha Talks, please email email@example.com
Te Pūaha Talks - registration open
Funders and Climate Action in Aotearoa 25th Oct 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Funders and Climate Action in Aotearoa is our next free online webinar open for registration, supported by Foundation North. This will introduce the Funders Commitment on climate action developed by the Community Trusts of Aotearoa.
The commitment was developed in recognition of the key role philanthropic funders can play in supporting collective action on climate, the low level of environment and climate action funding in Aotearoa (about 4% of all funding allocated), and to build funder understanding of climate issues and how they can contribute.
Presented by Linn Araboglos, Chief Executive of Wellington Community Fund, Aimee Kaio, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Regional Investment – Rūnanga Engagement Manager, and Devon Judd. Devon is currently studying at Te Herenga Waka, Devon has applied his learnings in youth-led climate action group, Generation Zero.
The webinar will
- Give some context around philanthropy and climate action in Aotearoa
- Share the whakapapa of the Funders Commitment and Funders Climate Action website
- Share key content of the website, including the Tika Transition approach developed by Associate Professor Maria Bargh, which is a uniquely Aotearoa approach to a just transition
- Identify some calls to action for community groups and funders to connect and support joined up climate action
Registration is now open at Humanitix.
This talk is one of the events on the programme for the Auckland Climate Festival which runs during October.
Te Pūaha Talks - online resources from previous events
Te Pūaha Talks - Evaluation series
Evaluation is an essential social impact tool. We all want to make a positive difference through our work but can struggle to understand and demonstrate that difference clearly. How do you practically work out the contribution you are making? How can you be assured you are not doing harm or unintentionally holding the status quo in place? How can you learn and adapt along the way?
Three online workshops were designed to answer these questions for those newer to evaluation and people who are less experienced or confident about evaluation. Facilitated by CSI associate Rachael Trotman , the workshops provide an introduction to some key ideas, frameworks, tools and guidance organisations can use to understand the impact of their mahi.
The topics of the workshops are:
- Session 1 - Key ideas and useful evaluation frameworks
- Session 2 - Getting to 'value' - how can we know what good looks like?
- Session 3 - Tools to gather data and capture learning
The presentation and resources from the three sessions can be found here.
Te Pūaha Talks - hauora wānanga for Matariki
Matariki is a time to come together, to reflect on the past year, our challenges, our triumphs, on those that have passed on, and on all that it brought us. It is a time to reset. This year we offered a series of three wānanga which provided us with the quiet space and the time to nurture ourselves and our hauora, and to be aspirational with our goals and ambitions for the year ahead.
The wānanga, which were made possible with funding from Foundation North, were facilitated by CSI associate Tuihana Ohia. Over the series, Tuihana took us through a series of reflective practices to draw out and bring us into a space to consider our taonga, pūmanawa and the magic of our tūpuna, ancestors. It was a process of navigation and discovery and an opportunity for rediscovery and rejuvenation of our wellbeing.
Social Media for social impact
Presented by Kirsten Matthew, mastermind behind public relations agency, Mabel Maguire, this workshop was designed for staff and volunteers responsible for social media posting and management for community organisations. The session looked at how participants could use their organisation’s values and audiences to design a social media strategy that will help them to grow organically on social media platforms. A recording of the session, Powerpoint presentation and associated resources is now available.
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