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Latest in generosity news on topics of interest across New Zealand, from both our regular and guest bloggers

Make your giving go further

07 Oct 2019

This week we launch our bright new brand and we are very proud to explain, in what we think is a much clearer way, what we do...

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Making our communities stronger, together

01 Oct 2019

What exciting times. It is easy to come back from the annual CFNZ conference inspired; the unity and collective spirit of our various community foundations creates real energy....

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The philanthropic conversation

11 Sep 2019

While many people don’t think of themselves as philanthropists we find that most people do want to make a difference in the world...

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Simple solution as charitable Trusts struggle

27 Jul 2019

New Zealand ranks highly against other countries when it comes to charitable giving. We have been philanthropic for a very long time and our country is well endowed – in fact, some would say over-endowed – with Charitable Trusts...

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Ensure your Trust’s purpose continues on forever

08 Jul 2019

Many in the business community put their time, energy and expertise into being trustees of not-for-profit organisations, incorporated societies or charitable trusts that distribute or use their funds to meet community needs. If this is you, you’ll know first-hand that the management of such groups’ capital or trust funds is not getting any easier...

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Thinking big, sometimes with little plans

25 Jun 2019

Philanthropy. It’s not a word we use so much at Community Foundations, where we prefer to talk about giving and generosity in communities, but it’s hard not to use the ‘P’ word when you have attended two philanthropy conferences in the past month...

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