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Getting Started with Hui E! Community Aotearoa

photo of dave HendersonFrom Dave Henderson
Coordinator
ANGOA – the Association of NGOs of Aotearoa

A great feeling this week that after months of talk between two key organisations – ANGOA and Social Development Partners. We’ve registered a new entity that will take us forward with renewed energy, inspiration and excitement.

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Doing Real Justice

photo of Phil McCarthyfrom Phil McCarthy
National Director, Prison Fellowship NZ

I spent 14 years as a General Manager in the Department of Corrections, 10 of those with responsibility for the Prison Service.  I always used to say that I wasn’t in the job because I ‘was into keys’.

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Let’s Collaborate and Innovate

photo of Tara D'SousaRecently, Sally Davenport (New Zealand Productivity Commission) mentioned a past NZPC Housing Report which is often referred to by government and the housing sector as “the report that keeps on giving”.

In many ways this phrase epitomises the work we do in the not-for-profit sector. If one small action, one connection, one expression, one idea can spark collective action for whānau and tamariki, this is indeed human development.

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Managing volunteers, why is it important?

2014 Vanisa CEO_portrait1-5497_scoopfrom Vanisa Dhiru
Chief Executive, Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering takes a certain group of people who enjoy dedicating their time to making a positive difference—and for that we all need to be thankful. People who are really passionate about getting out there and giving their time to help communities.

While volunteers are the visible faces of their organisation, behind them are the behind-the-scenes people who organise them: The Volunteer Managers. It’s easy to overlook or underestimate their hard work.

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Communication – we’re in a different world…

img-ros-riceFrom Ros Rice
Executive Officer
Community Networks Aotearoa

Do you find sometimes that you come across people who proudly state their ability to be Luddites in this modern world?

It is often almost a badge of honour.  “I do not use Facebook!  I refuse to go onto websites!  I would never purchase anything off the Net!  This new-fangled inter-webby thing is just too much for me to get my head around!”

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Communities Still Count

Trevor McGlinchey - Executive Officer, NZCCSS

Trevor McGlinchey – Executive Officer, NZCCSS

From Trevor McGlinchey
Executive Officer, NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The efforts of many organisations to influence the electorate and the political parties they voted for in the lead up to the 2014 Election is over. The voting public has spoken and provided a strong endorsement to the centre-right National Government led by John Key. New Zealanders have voted for a centre right government but they remain concerned about our high rates of inequality and child poverty. We must ensure we continue to advocate for policies that will support vulnerable members of our communities to realise their potential.
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Go for it!

photo of Peter Glensorfrom Peter Gelnsor
Chair of ComVoices

I’ve just come off the phone to Radio NZ.  They wanted to know more about the ComVoices survey we released a few days ago. Read more »

Leave No One Behind

photo fo Tess Casey

From Tess Casey
CEO
NZ Vocational and Support Services (NZVASS)

I’m feeling out of step with my fellow New Zealanders.

I’ve just watched successive Leaders’ Debates and followed the subsequent political commentary in the media. Most of it is obsessed with sound-bites and picking a winner and loser.

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Good news for charitable organisations that are promoters of a cause

Photo of Jan Hindefrom Jan Hinde
Director, Community Research

Today was a second day of small victories that will make big changes for the Community and Voluntary Sector, as the High Court delivers its second pro-Sector, pro-advocacy ruling in recent days.

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Strong community organisations count

2014 Vanisa CEO_portrait1-5497_scoopFrom Vanisa Dhiru
Chief Executive
Volunteering New Zealand

No one would argue that a strong community sector needs strong community organisations. But what does a strong community look like?

To me, it means organisations that are passionate, certain and understand the needs of the community. Read more »

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