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Unu Ora is a series of brief meditations on health and wellbeing created by our associate and Kia Whiti Tonu wellbeing presenter, Tuihana Ohia

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Roger Palairet and Linn Araboglos of the Wellington Community Trust reflect on the challenges of 2020

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Shelly Mitchell-Jenkins has been a trustee of the Eastern and Central Community Trust for eight years (including some time as the Chair). We asked Shelly to share her reflections on her time as a trustee and the changes she has observed.

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The Sustainable Business Network's CEO Rachel Brown reflects on the disruption of COVID-19.

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.

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Leadership is at its most visible in times of crisis.  As New Zealand confronts the challenges of COVID-19, we revisit two reflections on leadership by CSI associates.

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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.

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Our latest blog, from CSI's Rachael Trotman, looks at how evaluation supports social impact journeys.

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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.

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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.