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Welcome to 2009
Think piece

A think piece prepared for the community and voluntary sector on how to respond to the changed funding environment.
The common theme across the social services sector is a shift from the state exercising the sole prerogative to specify how services should be designed and delivered, to a genuinely collaborative approach. This requires recognising the fundamental implications for central government of recent capital market events and what they mean for government funding and government capability. It is for the voluntary and community sector to assert that these changes make genuine partnership the only viable option.

Business Social Investment Activity in New Zealand 2006
A research project
This project was carried out jointly by the Institute of Public Policy at AUT University (Auckland) and McKinlay Douglas Ltd, funded by the Tindall Foundation. The purpose was to identify ways of encouraging and supporting cross-sector collaboration betwen business and community organisations with the aim of achieving better social outcomes. The project was action-oriented and included case studies of innovative collaborations. The research covered international and New Zealand experience and the role of brokers in cross sector collaboration.
This is a large report and may take a few moments to open.
To obtain the printed report, contact us.

Connecting with Communities 2006
A presentation to the New Zealand Federation of Vocational and Support Services
The theme of this presentation is community service engagement with business, seeing business as part of, not separate from, 'the community'. It profiles three case studies undertaken for research into business social activity in New Zealand.

A Good Practice Guide for Local Authorities in the Resourcing and Funding of Community Organisations: A Synopsis February 2000
Guide (Synopsis)

CLIENT: Local Government New Zealand
A guide dealing with recurring issues in funding community organisations, whether the need is ongoing improvement in internal management approaches or working with communities in a partnership relationship.
Full report available from Local Government New Zealand.

Social Responsibility and the Company: A New Perspective on Governance, Strategy and the Community
Authors - Adrienne von Tunzelmann (McKinlay Douglas Ltd) with David Cullwick (Ernst and Young)
Book - Published by the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington 1996
This book explores corporate social responsibility in NZ from a business perspective. It places it in the context of current policy settings and the changing demands of competition, both of which govern sustainable business performance and are changing the terms on which companies must manage their environments. Research carried out for the book into the direction which social responsibility is taking in NZ companies revealed that a number of companies are giving consideration to their interaction with their communities, seeing wider stakeholder relationships as important sources of value to the company.
To find out more, and/or how to obtain the book, contact us. Or: Order this book from the Institute of Public Policy.

Government Funding of Voluntary Services in New Zealand: The Contracting Issues July 1998
Scoping study

CLIENT: Social and Civil Policy Institute
A scoping study commissioned by the Social and Civic Policy Institute on government contracting for the provision of social services by voluntary/community organisations.

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