On the Cusp: New Zealand and better-faster-fairer solutions to complex social, economic and environmental issues
On the Cusp: Re-designing complex communities and institutions to flourish is the latest report from Mary Jo (MJ) Kaplan of Kaplan Consulting.
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.
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.
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.
Investing in Journeys of Change
Since 2006, Foundation North have been investing in journeys of change. We’ve worked with them to produce an overview of the development of their venture philanthropy. The Foundation’s focus was to provide support to initiatives addressing major social issues for Auckland and Northland.