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Our 2024 Te Puaha Talks programme, the free online webinars and workshops we offer funded by Foundation North for community organisations and other not-for-profits, has been shaped by feedback from the sector on the key topics you want to explore. The 2024 programme includes a ‘pack’ of core capability webinars that will cover strategy development; stakeholder engagement; telling your story; and understanding impact. Getting Grant Ready, will provide an introduction to a new online print resource on navigating the funding landscape. Written by CSI associate Emily Garden, this will be a handy guide for anyone new to grant seeking.

Other webinars in the programme will focus on evaluation, hauora, and climate action.

Dates for the webinars will be released progressively throughout the year. Don’t want to miss out? Click here to request to be notified of upcoming Te Pūaha Talks.

Explore past Te Pūaha Talks recordings and resources on the knowledge hub here.

Effective communications are a priority for community organisations and other not-for-profits.

This year, following the demand for our earlier communications webinars, we are inviting some of New Zealand’s exceptional communicators to share their insights and experience in creating outstanding communications. Our first webinar will feature Bee Stevenson and her colleague Tilly van Eeden from Māia.

Māia is a leading communications studio, co-founded in 2020 by Mihi Blake (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngai Tuhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto) and Bee Stevenson. The mahi of Māia ranges from spearheading a vaccination campaign in the Far North for Ngāti Kuri, to supporting Ezra Hirawani and Ben Armstrong to build kaupapa Māori energy retailer Nau Mai Rā, to working with independent music artists to provide publicity and marketing support.

In 2023, Bee and Tilly were part of the Māia team which won a prestigious Public Relations Institute Gold award for Government Relations and Public Affairs for their Mind The Gap campaign to address gender, Māori, and Pacific peoples’ pay equity issues.

In this webinar, Bee and Tilly will discuss;

  • The founding of Māia as a kaupapa-driven communications team
  • The framework you apply to help define the communications approach
  • An insight into your #MindTheGap campaign – what the kaupapa was, what you did, what the results were
  • An insight into other mahi, such as Rare Disorders Month
  • Their top tips for executing a successful social impact communications campaign

Registrations for Creative Communications with Māia are now open at Humanitix. Workshop places are limited, so please register now to secure your place.