Be part of the biggest gathering of philanthropists and grantmakers in Aotearoa New Zealand!
This highly anticipated, solely in-person event will bring together funders from across Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas to learn, network, celebrate achievements and collaborate.
This year’s Uniquely Aotearoa New Zealand theme acknowledges the role that our bicultural foundation, and multicultural society play in our giving. It will have a strong focus on climate action and preparing for and helping communities to recover from disasters.
The four keynotes, 15 breakout sessions, themed breakfasts, masterclasses, networking function and celebratory dinner will cater for the diversity of the sector: from grantmakers to individual philanthropists and family members; from senior management through to grant assessors and corporate staff. There are tailored offerings for trustees and those with other governance roles.
We will leave you inspired and challenged and give you the tools, information and connections to support you in your granting and investing.
Please note the Philanthropy Conference is a funder-only event. Please contact email@example.com if you are a fundseeker or community organisation and would like further information.
Philanthropy New Zealand | Tōpūtanga Tuku Aroha o Aotearoa hosts the conference. PNZ is the peak body for the philanthropic and grantmaking sector. PNZ, a registered charity, exists to celebrate and grow effective giving.
We’d like to thank the many contributors to The Philanthropy Conference 2023. These include our members who inputted into our survey to direct content development for this conference and provide feedback in other ways. We thank the members who generously share their experiences, learnings and insight as speakers. We acknowledge the contribution of Te Kāhui Pūmanawa, the Pasifika Funders Network, and Philanthropy New Zealand’s Youth Advisory Group.
We’d like to shout out the conference committee who provide input into the conference content.
- Jeremy Faumuinā, PNZ Board Member
- Kate Frykberg, Te Muka Rau
- Hainoame Fulivai, Pasifika Funders’ Network
- Liz Gibbs, The Selwyn Foundation
- Chloe Harwood, Centre for Social Impact, Foundation North
- Rongo Kirkwood, Trust Waikato
- Lori Luke, Acorn Foundation
- John McCarthy, The Tindall Foundation
- Jackie McCullough, Rotorua Trust
- Duncan McLaggan, Auckland Council
- Alice Montague, Clare
- Robyn Scott, J R McKenzie Trust
- Natalia Sexton, WEAVE
- Kate Thomas, Spark Foundation
- Lotima Vaioleti, BayTrust (Youth Advisory Group representative)
- David Woods, Impact Investing Network/The Gift Trust trustee
We’ll be announcing new speakers regularly so keep an eye on this page and our communication channels.
Our programme is still developing. We encourage you to keep an eye on this page and our communication channels for updates.
Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Mihi Whakatau | Official Welcome
The future for funding – trends and impacts | Sponsored by Perpetual Guardian
Global and domestic trends and changes that will impact the sector and funding environment
Reimagining grantmaking for and with Māori to reflect our learnings, data insights and kaikōkiri experiences.
4.15pm - 5.30pm
Thursday, 14 September 2023
What does climate change mean for Aotearoa NZ and philanthropy. How it will drive our future and dictate our fortune and wider wellbeing outcomes.
We’ve got this - where to from here
Closing thoughts on the key themes and calls to action from the conference.
Poroporoaki | Close
1.30pm - 3.30pm
We’d like to thank our financial supporters for The Philanthropy Conference 2023
Philanthropy New Zealand Sponsors
Thanks to the following organisations for their sponsorship of The Philanthropy Conference 2023, and their longer term commitment of support for Philanthropy New Zealand.
Conference 2023 Sponsors
If you are interested in supporting this event or Philanthropy New Zealand’s wider work to celebrate and grow effective giving, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location & Venue
When: 13 & 14 September 2023
Where: Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington
Wellington is known for its arts and entertainment, diverse eateries and strong coffee culture. We recommend you make the most of your stay and check out what the capital has to offer. For information on what’s on during your stay and where to visit and eat, check out - WellingtonNZ
Parking at Te Papa
Parking cannot be pre-booked, you simply enter the main Te Papa car park, collect a ticket at the barrier as you drive through and pay upon exit at one of the machines.
You can pay with cash, EFTPOS, or credit card (Amex, Mastercard, or Visa). All fees go towards supporting the museum.
Daytime, 8am – 5pm - $4 per hour, up to a maximum of $30.
Evening and overnight, 5pm – 8am - $2 per hour (up to $8 when exiting before 2am, or up to $24 before 8am).
24-hour maximum: $40
Lost ticket fee: $40
Parking for longer than 24 hours is not permitted.
Parking for visitors with disabilities - park close to the ground-floor entrance at one of five accessible car park spaces.
Bicycles and scooters – can be parked at the racks near the main entrance.
Te Papa also loan out padlocks for scooters free of charge. Speak to a Host in the Entrance Foyer when you arrive.
Motorcycles and motor scooters - parking is available near the exit to the covered car park.
OAKS WELLINGTON HOTEL
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro
P: 0800 004 285
D: 5min walk (400m)
City View Room $329.00 (optional breakfast $20.00)
Internal Room $245.00 (optional breakfast $20.00)
How to book accommodation
CLICK HERE to check availability.
A 14 day cancellation policy with 100% no penalty. Cancellations after the deadline incur a charge of one night's total being charge back
NAUMI STUDIO & HOTEL WELLINGTON
213 Cuba Street, Te Aro
P: +64 (4)913 1800
D: 12min walk (950m)
15% off Best Available Rate
How to book accommodation
A 14-day cancellation policy with 100% no penalty. Cancellations after the deadline incur a full charge of total nights booked.
Conference cancellations received prior to 31 July 2023 will receive a refund 50% of registration fee, less the administration fee of ($50.00+GST) $57.50.
Conference cancellations received after 31 July 2023 will receive a refund 25% of registration fee, less the administration fee of ($50.00+GST) $57.50.
No Cancellations taken after 30 August 2023.
If you are unable to attend, you can make a substitution at no additional charge up to the 30 August. You must advise the Conference Managers of any substitution.
Reference ‘Philanthropy NZ’ in all correspondence (email: email@example.com).
No, there is no virtual attendance for The Philanthropy Conference 2023
No, you cannot share your registration with someone else, each registrant must have their own registration.
If you are unable to attend, you can make a substitution at no additional charge up to 30 August 2023. You must advise the Conference Managers of any substitution.
Email: Philanthropynz@auaha.co.nz, reference ‘Philanthropy NZ’ in all correspondence.
You’ll receive an email confirming your registration and giving you a link and instructions on how to connect with the conference app.
As part of our commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of the conference, we will not be printing programmes as a matter of course. Please let us know if you need us to provide a printed copy of the conference information.
On day one you will enjoy morning and afternoon tea and lunch, as well as light refreshments at the networking drinks. On day two we will provide morning and afternoon tea and lunch. We also encourage you to register for the celebratory dinner and themed breakfasts, which we are offering at cost.
The celebratory dinner is open to conference attendees, who have selected that they will attend that option.
Included in registration are attendance at four keynotes, a choice of three breakout sessions from a total of 15, a networking function, food during the day and time to connect over morning and afternoon teas and lunches. In addition, you can register for themed breakfasts, masterclasses, and a celebratory dinner.
This is a conference for funders and key sector stakeholders. We limit attendance to philanthropists, grantmakers and stakeholders to ensure sufficient spaces for our target audience. If you’re not a funder and would like to know more about the conference, contact Lynne Umbers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference content caters for the diversity of the sector: from grantmakers to individual philanthropists and family members; from senior management through to grant assessors and corporate staff. There are tailored offerings for trustees and those with other governance roles.
Whether you’re a corporate, energy or community trust, community foundation, individual, family foundation, specialist giver, or central or local government grantmaker, we will have relevant content for you.
We don’t have a strict dress code. Dress so you are comfortable, which may be office wear or something more smart casual. You’ll have the option to go straight from the networking function to the celebratory dinner so you may want to choose clothes you’ll enjoy wearing in the evening as well.
When you register you’ll be asked for this information and there is a contact email address if you’d like to discuss your requirements.
We know networking is an important part of this event to build relationships and support information sharing and collaboration. There’s a range of different types of networking. We offer a buddy service if you’d like to be introduced to someone before the conference, there are a number of food breaks, interactive breakout sessions, a networking function and then celebratory dinner. You’ll also enjoy the more relaxed themed breakfasts and learning together at masterclasses. We are using an interactive conference app where you can connect and message other conference goers.
Yes, if you register 10 people, you will automatically be given the 10th place free of charge.
Should the New Zealand government alter requirements to safely host an event, the guidelines under which this event is held will be subject to change. Anyone attending the in-person event must abide by any changes in the requirements as noted by the New Zealand government to safely host an event.
You will have the choice to wear a face covering on-site during the event, but this is not compulsory.
To slow the spread of the virus, and continue to help protect you, your whānau, and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know.
- Regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands or use hand sanitiser.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
- Clean or disinfect shared surfaces often.
- If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.
Impact Investing Network - Housing Symposium
Investment action to build the housing solution.
When: Tuesday 12 September 2023, 1:00-7:00 pm
Where: Wellington Central City - venue TBC
The Impact Investing Network (IIN) warmly invites trusts, foundations, iwi, and government organisations interested in impact investment opportunities to a Housing Symposium with an impact.
This symposium will be convened by IIN, in partnership with Philanthropy New Zealand, BayTrust and Wellington Community Fund, and will be held on the 12th September - a day before the Philanthropy NZ conference.
Rainbow Funders Rōpū
When: Tuesday 12th September, 12:30-16:45
Where: Wellington Central City – Venue TBC
The Rainbow Funders Rōpū will be holding a meeting on Tuesday 12 September, 12:30-16:45 to hear from rainbow community leaders about how we as a Rōpū can support the aspirations of LGBTQAI+ people.
For more details and to register, please contact Jenn Chowaniec at email@example.com
ACCOR HOTELS WELLINGTON
Movenpick Hotel Wellington
W: Accor Hotels
P: +64 (4)913 1800
D: Movenpick 20min walk (1.4km)
Novotel 17min walk (1.2km)
Ibis 12min walk (1km)
15% off Best Available Rate at Novotel & Ibis
20% off Best Avaliable Rate at Movenpick
How to book accommodation
A 24 hour cancellation policy with 100% no penalty. Cancellations after the deadline incur a full charge of total nights booked.