Client Publications


This report looks at sector opportunities for engagement, investment and impact.

 A report for Vodafone Foundation into what helps young people shape lives they value...

Insights to support the JR McKenzie Trust to harvest emerging ideas and practices relevant to New Zealand’s bi-cultural context

The terrorist attacks in Christchurch in March raised concerns about racism and discrimination in our communities. 

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.

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.

Client Publications

The development of Foundation North’s fifteen year strategies has been informed by a solid research base.  The Centre for Social Impact helped create this foundation of information and evidence for strategies which will guide the grantmaking of New Zealand’s largest philanthropic grantmaker through to 2033.