On the Cusp: Re-designing complex communities and institutions to flourish is the latest report from Mary Jo (MJ) Kaplan of Kaplan Consulting.

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.

Our Social Impact hui provide space for conversations about strategies and practices for funders looking to strengthen social impact. 

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.

A solid evidence base supported the development of Foundation North’s  2018 Strategic Plan.

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.

Our 2017 Social Impact Report provides an overview of the leadership of strategic change for philanthropic funders and grantmakers.

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. 

We’ve just completed our Social Impact Report for 2016. Check out what we’re doing and learning.

Our Social Impact Report explores what has been achieved and what we’ve learnt in our first 12 months. The report shares the Centre’s learnings to support social impact and encourage social innovation in New Zealand communities.