COVID-19 and social impact... hear from thought leaders
The COVID-19 crisis will have a major impact on the wellbeing of New Zealand’s communities over the next few years. It will also affect how we think about our organisations and our services. We asked some of the key influencers in our sector to give us a brief insight into what they have seen and learnt since the crisis started, the challenges they’re seeing ahead, and what the potential solutions to those challenges might be.
Increasing equity – the priority for philanthropy
We asked our network for their thoughts on the impacts of COVID19 on the philanthropic sector – and the long-term implications of this crisis. This blog captures some of their insights around the issue of increasing equity. We will be producing further blogs on the COVID19 impacts and how they will affect funders, community organisations, and the wider NGO community.
Making a real difference – what can funders do to support youth, whānau and community wellbeing?
Our latest blog explores how funders can support child and youth wellbeing outcomes, as well as supporting innovation and initiatives that have potential for social impact and positive change.
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
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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.
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.