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

Simple solution as charitable Trusts struggle

27 Jul 2019

Liz Koh. 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

Kelvyn Eglinton. 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

Eleanor Cater. 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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A smart way forward for local charities

20 May 2019

Eleanor Cater. Many of us know the uncertainty that goes with the ‘scattergun’ approach to fundraising – grant applications out, donor campaigns trialed, ongoing stewardship of bequest prospects and a wide exploration of corporate opportunities and fundraising events. In the world of charity fundraising it sure can be hard to keep your head above water.

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