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

  • Listen to Dr Claire Routley interviewed on National Radio about shaping personal legacies and community foundations - listen to the interview here
  • NZ's rich list is in the news! Watch this short story on TVNZ's Breakfast, including the work of Wellington's community foundation - watch the news story here

A short and imperfect history of early New Zealand philanthropy

24 Jan 2023

For those of you interested in philanthropy, a look at the history of Aotearoa New Zealand shows that our philanthropic culture, post-colonisation, started slowly, responding cautiously to emerging needs...

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New partnership Fonterra and CFNZ

21 Nov 2022

A new partnership to grow philanthropy at a grass roots level across New Zealand has been announced between Community Foundations of NZ and Fonterra...

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Thought leadership in philanthropy

04 Nov 2022

Our management team were privileged to attend the Community Foundations Australia conference in Geelong, Victoria at the end of October and the experience has given pause for some reflection, none more so than the sector collaboration that is going on to double philanthropic giving across Australia by 2030. It’s a bold goal, led by a bold vision, with Philanthropy Australia leading the charge...

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Meaningful conversations about philanthropy

27 Sep 2022

Our article in the latest edition of Lawtalk, the NZ Law Society’s magazine, outlines the options for giving and how lawyers can start a meaningful philanthropy conversation with their clients...

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Generosity - it’s in our genes

13 Sep 2022

I’ll put it out there that Kiwis are a mighty generous bunch, featuring regularly in the top handful of countries for generosity on the World Giving Index, donating circa $4 billion dollars to charitable causes in 2021, and volunteering their time to make a difference...

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A new way of giving

01 Sep 2022

Communities around Aotearoa NZ are set to benefit from the investments of $750 million over the coming years, thanks to the recent growth of Community Foundations in New Zealand. The story of the three founders of a network that is quietly transforming communities in partnership with locals...

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