Collaborations & Projects

2020 has been a year like no other. The impact of COVID19 has brought the vital work of community organisations in Aotearoa into sharp relief. Quality governance will be more important than ever as boards navigate the future of their organisations through the pressures of the pandemic, and beyond.

This initiative, under the direction of a community steering group supported by the Centre for Social Impact, supports the development a national strategy for community governance.  The aim of this strategy is to identify what actions can be taken to develop support and lift the capability of those in governance roles in the community, not-for-profit, and non-government sectors.

A toolkit on the sprint process behind the National Strategy for Community Governance.

The COVID-19 lockdown in March has ignited our imaginations and opened up our potential. There is a huge appetite to harness what was activated during lockdown. Those are sentiments that came out of the recently released national COVID-19 impact survey of the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector.  

Five hundred members of community organisations attended the digital launch of a National Action Plan for Community Governance on Wednesday 19 August.  The report identifies six outcomes and fifteen key actions that will strengthen the governance capability of community boards.

Latest: survey reveals impacts of COVID-19 crisis on the community sector. 

The Centre for Social Impact is drawing on the experience of its network and community to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the philanthropic sector, the long-term implications of this event, and to identify possible social impact responses.

This programme was developed by CSI in collaboration with eleven community trusts. It responds to trustees’ commitment to strengthen the governance capability of the sector. The programme combines workshops with knowledge and practice sessions to enable trustees to share ideas and practices from their governance journeys as they develop their governance skills.