Non-profit Sector

2021 New Zealand Cause Report

By: John Morrow & John McLeod
Published: 2021-09-30

The 2021 New Zealand Cause Report is a reference resource for Aotearoa New Zealand’s multidimensional charitable and broader for-purpose sector, and is a follow on from the 2017 Cause Report.…

COVID-19 Non-profit Sector Philanthropy
People and Society

Young people who have been involved with Oranga Tamariki: Identity and Culture

By: The Youth19 Researcher Group
Published: 2021-09-01

This report provides data from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) about secondary school students who reported being involved with Oranga Tamariki or Child Youth and Family Services. Youth19 is…

Children & Youth Identity Oranga Tamariki
Advocacy

Understanding welfare sanctions in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Beneficiary Advisory Service
Published: 2021-08-09

This research project sought to understand the circumstances behind MSD-applied sanctions and the impact of sanctions on beneficiaries in New Zealand. We found that research participants lacked an adequate understanding…

Non-profit Sector

A Scan of the Local Issues Social Service Providers are observing in Communities & their Organisations during Lockdown 2.0

By: SociaLink
Published: 2021-08-01

SociaLink asked social service providers via our newsletter and in discussion at the Managers forum to share what issues they are observing in the community and any issues their organisations…

COVID-19
Advocacy

Mapping the Landscape: How to Talk About Systems Change in Aotearoa, New Zealand, 2021

By: The Workshop: Jordan Green, Dr Sharon Bell, Marianne Elliot, Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw.
Published: 2021-08-01

This report is for knowledge holders, communicators, advocates, non-government service providers and designers working on the changes that will make the biggest difference for whānau, communities, and the planet. Central…

Advocacy Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

An Introduction to Deep Thinking

By: Dr Deb J Hill
Published: 2021-01-20

The aim of this short graphic resource is to expose the role that language plays in consolidating bias in our everyday normative thinking. Implicit in its content is an alternative…

Education & Training Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

ComVoices 2020 State of the Sector Survey – Summary

By: ComVoices
Published: 2020-11-20

While still fragile, the community and voluntary sector is generally more stable and viable than it was two years ago. The survey of 129 community and voluntary organisations shows that…

Community Development Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

ComVoices 2020 State of the Sector Survey

By: ComVoices
Published: 2020-11-20

This 2020 State of the Sector Survey is the fourth biennial snapshot of the community and voluntary sector undertaken by ComVoices. Its findings reinforce those of previous surveys and other…

Community Development Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Agenda for Change

By: Social Service Providers Aotearoa
Published: 2020-07-31

SSPA has been working with some sector leaders on what a reset of the social services system could look like. We’ve prepared an agenda for change and are now ready…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting
Economics

2018 Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account (NPISA) from Stats NZ

By: Charles Crothers
Published: 2020-04-20

Non-profit institutions satellite account (NPISA) provides information about the contribution non-profit institutions (NPIs) make to the New Zealand economy in 2018 and measures of volunteering and unpaid work. NPISA supplements…

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

KidsCan GoodMeasure Report – Impact Lab

By: Impact Lab Ltd
Published: 2020-01-06

The GoodMeasure Report for KidsCan was created with KidsCan to inform it’s social enterprise decision-making for the benefit of the children it serves. The product was created for KidsCan using…

Children & Youth Community Development Education & Training
Non-profit Sector

How Pākehā in Not-for-profit Organisations Implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi

By: Nicolina Newcombe
Published: 2019-12-31

Many people have learned basic facts about the Treaty, but this is not enough to know how to apply it in organisational contexts. After attending my first Treaty training I…

Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

Engaged communities

By: Amanda Reid
Published: 2019-12-09

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society, and local government has a critical role to play. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy,…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Language and Culture
Health

A Parent’s Perspective: A parental perspective of young people’s alcohol use in Wanaka. 2019 Update.

By: Tawa Rata Research & Evaluation
Published: 2019-11-25

This report presents the findings of a survey of 211 parents of students at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka. Parents were asked about their recent supply of alcohol to their teenagers,…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Non-profit Sector

Pay Equity in the Social Sector Western Bay of Plenty Outcome Report

By: SociaLink
Published: 2019-11-19

Employees of community based non-government organisation (NGO) social service agencies are vital in ensuring the most vulnerable people in our communities receive the services they need to enhance socio-economic outcomes.…

Employment & Labour Non-profit Sector Social Services
People and Society

The Real Life of Us Western Bay of Plenty Social Report

By: SociaLink
Published: 2019-11-19

The Western Bay of Plenty covers the region from Waihi Beach in the north to Paengaroa to the east and Pyes Pa to the south, and includes Tauranga and Mount…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Health & Wellbeing
Advocacy

The People’s Report on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals – An alternate report for Aotearoa New Zealand (2019)

By: Dr Gill Greer and Moko Morris.
Published: 2019-11-01

The purpose of the People’s Report is to provide a range of views about Aotearoa New Zealand’s progress on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These come…

Community Development Human Rights & Civil Liberties Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Challenges related to MOOCs

By: Joseph Joe
Published: 2019-10-15

Challenges related to MOOC and student dropout prediction

Education & Training
People and Society

Social service system: the funding gap and how to bridge it

By: Martin Jenkins
Published: 2019-09-02

Independent study that quantifies the gap between what not-for-profit social service providers in NZ are funded to deliver and the real cost. I finds there is an estimated $630 million…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Social Services
Environment

Community-led initiatives for climate adaptation and mitigation

By: Katy Simon, Gradon Diprose, & Amanda Thomas
Published: 2019-08-18

Planning for climate change is complex. There is some uncertainty about how quickly the climate will change and what the anticipated localised effects will be. There are also governance questions,…

Climate Change Community Development
Non-profit Sector

Upper Clutha Social Services Snapshot: Baseline survey results – Feb 2019

By: Vanessa Hammond & Kate Murray
Published: 2019-06-10

The Social Services Snapshot is a longitudinal survey of social services. It tracks the issues impacting both local social social services and their clients and identifies service gaps.

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation Social Services
Evaluation

Hearts and Minds of Katikati – Ngā Ngākau me ngā Hinengaro o Katikati

By: Tessa Mackenzie (Lead Researcher) Jodie Robertson (Māori Researcher) David Aupapa (Facilitator) plus P O'Neil & theme leads from community
Published: 2019-05-30

The purpose of Katikati Taiao Hearts and Minds Research was to investigate the potential and possibilities for a reinvigorated community sense of identity and belonging. The research focused on whether…

Action Research Community Development
Environment

“Sustainable transportation strategies for meeting the Paris Climate Agreement – a case study of Wellington, New Zealand”

By: Rehan Shaikh
Published: 2019-05-12

New Zealand’s road transport produces more than 40% of total CO2 emissions. To meet the Paris Climate Agreement will require a transport system based on zero-carbon energy resources. Many transport…

Community Development Environment
Non-profit Sector

A Centre for Restorative Research and Engagement

By: Nitish Verma
Published: 2019-03-05

This report presents insights from our research and our interviews with people who have significant experience of restorative practice in the New Zealand context. We have utilised this knowledge to…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Economics

Understanding the Landscape of Auckland & Northland: An Evidence Review

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

This report summarises the key findings of an evidence review completed by the Centre for Social Impact to inform the implementation of Foundation North’s 2018 Strategic Plan. These key findings…

Community Development Philanthropy Research & Evaluation
Economics

Effective philanthropic support for diverse communities

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

Foundation North’s new strategy has identified strengthening social cohesion within and between our diverse communities, particularly for refugee- and migrant-background communities, as one of its priorities. This research report was…

Community Development Philanthropy
Pacific Peoples

Deconstructing Tongan Creativity: A Talanoa about Walking in Two Worlds

By: Dr Janet Tupou
Published: 2018-12-01

The growing number of Tongan creators searching for a place of belonging and acceptance between the two worlds Tonga and Aotearoa New Zealand has contributed to cultural spaces shifting in…

Pasifika
Environment

New Lynn Bike Hub Impact Evaluation

By: Lissy Fehnker
Published: 2018-11-30

This report is an impact evaluation of the EcoMatters’ New Lynn bike hub. The report aims to better understand the extent of progress made in the one year of operation…

Community Development Environment
Non-profit Sector

State of Volunteering 2017

By: Volunteering New Zealand
Published: 2018-06-01

For the third year running, Volunteering NZ has undertaken a survey with all registered charities nationwide, to create a general view of the volunteer landscape. The report had 1,584 responses…

Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
People and Society

Waimate Matters

By: Dr Bronwyn Boon
Published: 2018-05-31

The primary objective of this research was to identify how people felt about living in the wider Waimate District, and the barriers to particpation for residents. This research will in…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Environment

Anagotus fairburni Monitoring Orua Wairua

By: Blumine Island Team 2018
Published: 2018-05-12

6 years ago, 74 flax weevils (Anagotus fairburni) and 100 Cook Strait giant weta (Deinacrida rugosa) were translocated from Maud Island and released over 2 sites across Oruawairua. One site…

Environment Research & Evaluation Science
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation of Youthline Wellington

By: Youthline Wellington
Published: 2018-03-30

The main purpose of this research and evaluation is to really understand from a young person’s perspective, their connection and relevancy to Youthline Wellington. In addition to that, we wanted…

Children & Youth
Ethnicity and Diversity

EXPLORING AFRICAN MIGRANTS’ DECISIONS TO MIGRATE TO NEW ZEALAND

By: Olufemi Muibi Omisakin
Published: 2018-01-07

Migration is the movement of people from one geographic location to another. It can be either domestic or international. This study focuses on international migration. Individuals or groups who decide…

Migrants and Former Refugees
Non-profit Sector

A Review of Third Sector Research in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand: 1990-2016

By: Jenny Onyx and Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2017-12-31

This monograph reviews the state of the third sector in both Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and is the first comprehensive overview of the research that has studied and documented…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Governing for Good: The Governance Capability of Social Service NGOs

By: Jo Cribb
Published: 2017-10-20

The boards that govern Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) who deliver social services face a range of complex challenges. They must secure sustainable funding, comply with changes in the law and…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Non-profit Sector Social Services
Arts and Culture

Investing in Capacity: A Review of Arts Waikato and Social Services Waikato

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2017-09-01

This review found that support for capacity building is useful, and enables the funder (in this case Trust Waikato) to increase its impact in the community, enhance non-profit sustainability, and…

Arts & Culture Non-profit Sector Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Overview Paper in the State of Volunteering in New Zealand

By: Volunteer Reference Group
Published: 2017-04-01

Volunteering is central to the social development, economy, and environment of New Zealanders. Between 2004 and 2013, Statistics NZ data shows there was a 21% increase in the number of…

Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

Crushed or Just Bruised? Voluntary Organisations 25 Years Under the Bear Hug of Government Funding in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2016-12-08

What has happened in the 25 years or so since purchase-of-service contracting was introduced for government funding of voluntary organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand? This article provides a brief commentary…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

2016 State of the Sector Survey – Snapshot

By: ComVoices
Published: 2016-12-01

The second Snapshot Survey conducted by ComVoices shows that the stresses on our community organisations are increasing. A survey of over 280 community organisations shows that they are experiencing greater…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

2016 State of the Sector Survey – Snapshot Summary

By: ComVoices
Published: 2016-12-01

The survey, of over 280 community organisations, shows that stresses on our community organisations are increasing. They are experiencing greater demand for services and are dealing with greater complexity, but…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Health

The need for Autism Support Services in Northland, New Zealand

By: Children's Autism Foundation
Published: 2016-10-03

Many Northland communities are relatively geographically isolated from urban centres. Because of this, services can be limited and travel, housing and the general cost of living are expensive for many.…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Valuing Lives, Living Well: The distinctive role of faith-based organisations in aged care in New Zealand

By: Brent Neilson
Published: 2016-08-26

This research looked at some interrelated questions. What are the attributes of an organisation that builds social value? And what is it about faith-based aged care providers that makes them…

Ageing & Retirement Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Religion & Spirituality
Economics

Outcomes, Accountability and Community & Voluntary Organisations in New Zealand: Holy Grail, Black Hole or Wholly Possible?

By: Garth Nowland-oreman
Published: 2016-06-27

Although now coming to the fore in New Zealand in a new way, public policy has put increasing emphasis on ‘outcomes’, ‘impacts’ and ‘results’ for at least a quarter of…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Philanthropy
Non-profit Sector

Non-profit institutions satellite account: 2013

By: Statistics NZ
Published: 2016-06-01

About the non-profit institution satellite account Many hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders participate in non-profit institutions (NPIs) or receive services provided by them – often at no cost to…

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

The contribution of non-profit institutions in New Zealand (Infographic)

By: Statistics NZ
Published: 2016-06-01

Infographic detailing the contribution of non-profit institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Community Development Non-profit Sector
People and Society

Evaluation of Crossroads Youth with a Future Stay Real Programme

By: The Collaborative Trust
Published: 2016-03-30

Crossroads Youth with a Future works with young people in the Eastern suburbs of Christchurch using a programme called Stay Real. This independent evaluation of Stay Real programme was conducted…

Children & Youth Research & Evaluation
Economics

Financial Sustainability of Ethiopian Resident Charity Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities

By: Sisay Seyoum
Published: 2016-03-08

This study examines the financial sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by local NGOs, particularly of those registered as Ethiopian Resident Charities by the law. These NGOs constitute nearly 70% of…

Community Development Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
People and Society

YWCA Auckland Future Leaders Programme Redevelopment Project Report

By: YWCA Auckland
Published: 2016-02-26

In February 2015, YWCA Auckland embarked on a 12 month Redevelopment Project of our Future Leaders programme, our mentoring and leadership skills programme for young disadvantaged women aged 14-18. This…

Children & Youth Non-profit Sector Women/Wāhine
Leadership

Non-profit institutions satellite account: March 2013 (List of Tables 1-1 to 1-21)

By: Statistics NZ
Published: 2016-01-01

Non-profit institutions satellite account: March 2013 (List of Tables 1-1 to 1-21)

Community Development Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Anticipating subnational depopulation: Policy responses and strategic interventions to regional decline

By: Rachael McMillan
Published: 2016-01-01

Population growth has already ended in a number of countries around the world. Significant demographic trends are transforming the global population, with record low fertility across the globe, increasing longevity…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Research & Evaluation
Health

Could a Collective Impact Framework help improve the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for young people in West Auckland?

By: Toi Ora Live Art Trust
Published: 2015-12-15

Toi Ora is an NGO that aims to inspire positive mental health and wellbeing through the use of the arts and creative process. It is through this lens that the…

Children & Youth Community Development Mental Health
Health

COPMIA Project Evaluation. Report for SF Taranaki.

By: Diane Doehring
Published: 2015-12-09

Recent years have seen an increased awareness of the risks that children of parents with mental illness or addiction (COPMIA) face. While there are a range of services that support…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health
Non-profit Sector

Can community development practice survive neoliberalism in Aotearoa New Zealand?

By: Aimers, J & Walker, P.
Published: 2015-11-17

This article discusses the development and contested nature of community development practice and the effects of neoliberalism on community development in Aotearoa New Zealand. We describe how community development has…

Community Development Governance & Kaitiakitanga
Economics

EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF RURAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN BULILIMA DISTRICT IN PLUMTREE

By: Imac Mduduzi Dube
Published: 2015-10-07

This research is to evaluate the impact of rural skills development trainings for poverty alleviation in Bulilima district in Plumtre, Zimbabwe. The reason for this research was to find out…

Community Development Education & Training Employment & Labour
Non-profit Sector

The Impact of Stars on Peer Mentors

By: Julie Moore
Published: 2015-08-17

A cohort of senior students attending five New Zealand secondary schools operating a peer mentoring programme were followed for 24 months. The aims of this project were to evaluate their…

Children & Youth Community Development Mentoring
Health

Animals and social work: An emerging field of practice for Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Walker, P; Aimers, J & Perry, C.
Published: 2015-03-01

Social Work is traditionally human-centered in practice, even though for many the bond between humans and animals is the most fundamental of daily-lived experiences. The intent of this paper is…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health Social Services
Health

Not Just High-Vis and Hard Hats

By: Sharon Torstonson
Published: 2015-01-10

Drawing on Canterbury and Victoria experience, his report discusses and gives examples of the role of the non-profit sector in disaster risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. While many see…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

A Beginners’ Guide to Plagiarism

By: Dr Deb J Hill
Published: 2015-01-01

A friendly easy-to-read booklet about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it

Education & Training
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation of jigsaw Whanganui’s White Water Years Parenting Programme

By: jigsaw whanganui
Published: 2014-11-28

This report presents the results of a small scale process and outcomes evaluation of jigsaw Whanganui’s White Water Years Parenting Programme carried out during 2014 and funded through a Lottery…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Accounting and Accountability in Australia: Anything But a Level Playing Field

By: Gabriel Donleavy and Ushi Ghoorah-Hurrychurn
Published: 2014-11-18

This is the first, desk research stage seeking to understand why some Australian Not-for-Profit organisations make voluntary financial disclosures beyond their basic statutory obligations. We found institutional and stakeholder theories…

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Health

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Organisations and Earthquake Recovery Planning in Christchurch, New Zealand

By: Nicole S Hutton, Graham A Tobin, & Linda M Whiteford
Published: 2014-11-18

The research looks at how Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) have been involved in and impacted by mid- to long-term recovery efforts, following the Christchurch earthquakes. Relocation information of TSOs’ offices…

Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing Social Services
Advocacy

ANZTSR 2014 Recounting food banking: A paradox of counterproductive growth

By: Kahurangi Dey & Maria Humphries
Published: 2014-11-18

The meteoric rise of food bank use in times of prosperity leads us to argue that food banks are institutionalised within New Zealand society with texts reflecting civic, market and…

Poverty and Inequality Social Services Welfare & Benefits
Advocacy

ANZTSR 2014 Rogue NGOs and NPOs: Content, Context, Consequences

By: Sharon Eng
Published: 2014-11-18

This paper explores the key components of dysfunctional, criminal and deviant behaviours within and by associational and not-for-profit organisations, and their consequences in terms of practice, application and policy.

Advocacy Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
People and Society

Wellington Region Collective Impact Feasibility Study Nov 2014

By: Michelle Wanwimolruk
Published: 2014-11-17

‘Collective Impact’ has been sweeping the non-profit world by storm, beginning in North America and gaining popularity in Australia and New Zealand. Collective Impact sees that no single organisation can…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Leadership
Economics

ANZTSR 2014 Mapping the Diverse Community Economy Sector in Christchurch

By: Dr Kelly Dombroski
Published: 2014-11-11

Post-quake Christchurch has seen a flourishing of alternative economic activities that work to directly support the wellbeing of residents, often through the volunteer and community sector. This project seeks to…

Community Development Economics & Finances Emergency & Disaster
Non-profit Sector

ANZTSR 2014 In celebration of actionable theory (trying to practice what we preach!)

By: Dr Judith McMorland and Dr Ljiljana Erakovic
Published: 2014-11-10

Our purpose in this conference paper is to • Define (and celebrate) what we mean by ‘actionable theory’ and how our model fits this endeavour • Discuss the value of…

Research & Evaluation
Work

ANZTSR 2014: Volunteerism: Alive and Well or Dying Quietly? Learnings from New Zealand community-based organisations, volunteerism experts and social enterprises

By: Michelle Wanwimolruk
Published: 2014-11-10

Not-for-profits, community-based organisations and social enterprises have volunteerism at its roots, and for many at its heart. The ‘Third Sector’ is still commonly known to many as the ‘Voluntary Sector’.…

Non-profit Sector Social Services Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Health

ANZTSR 2014 Governance and strategy in Disability organisations in Australia revisited

By: Marion Cornish
Published: 2014-11-09

Organisations in the Australian disability sector have new regulatory pressures challenging their governance structures. Increasing levels of political, economic and social pressure means that membership of third sector boards is…

Disability Non-profit Sector
Leadership

ANZTSR 2014 Resilient Leadership Amidst Complexity

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2014-11-07

This paper draws on recent research which was grounded in theory-building with civil society practitioners in two Aotearoa NZ leadership learning contexts (Malcolm, 2014) to draw out their tacit wisdom…

Action Research Community Development Leadership
Leadership

ANZTSR 2014 The Role of Gender in Building a Resilient City: Examining Christchurch New Zealand

By: Rachel Kimber
Published: 2014-11-04

New Zealand has an opportunity to become a global example of the benefits of organizational gender balance by showcasing the Christchurch rebuild as a project that promotes gender diversity. Equal…

Emergency & Disaster Leadership Women/Wāhine
Non-profit Sector

Mind the Gap!: Fundraisers and their nonprofit organisational leaders do think differently and this difference matters

By: Dr Wendy Scaife, Alexandra Williamson and Katie McDonald
Published: 2014-11-02

Fundraisers and their organisational leaders (CEOs and board members) diverge sometimes in how they think about fundraising. In fact, eight key differences emerged in the recent Australian study that sparked…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Law & Justice

Access to Justice for Beneficiaries: A Community Law Response

By: Community Law Canterbury
Published: 2014-10-31

This research examined the legal needs of beneficiaries and how community law centres can respond. Beneficiaries’ experiences of accessing welfare entitlements, reviewing and appealing benefit decisions to Medical Appeals Boards,…

Law & Justice Poverty and Inequality Welfare & Benefits
Economics

ANZTSR 2014 Whose Mission? The pervasive nature of the government contracting environment and the impact on not-for-profit organisations

By: Wilma Gallet
Published: 2014-10-29

This paper focuses on the outsourcing of public services to private organisations and the mechanisms that government puts in place to control these organisations. The fulcrum of this paper is…

Government – Central & Local Social Services Welfare & Benefits
Health

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Organizations and Earthquake Recovery Planning in Christchurch, New Zealand

By: Nicole S. Hutton, Graham A. Tobin, and Linda M. Whiteford
Published: 2014-10-29

Following the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, Third Sector Organizations (TSOs) are increasingly relied on to maintain community connectivity, and well-being. As demolition and red zoning alter livelihood options, TSOs are…

Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector
Leadership

ANZTSR 2014 On “Not” Becoming an “Agent of the State”? Church-related social welfare agency ‘tactics’ in an era of government contracting

By: Doug Hynd
Published: 2014-10-28

United States, United Kingdom and Australian literature on the potential, and actual, impacts on not-for profit (NFP) social welfare and human services agencies of contracting with government highlight the risk…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Government – Central & Local Religion & Spirituality
Non-profit Sector

State of the Sector Survey 2014 snapshot

By: ComVoices
Published: 2014-10-14

A survey of over 300 community organisations working in the community sector in 2014. Findings show that many are under severe pressure. Most groups are doing more work than ever…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Leadership

Civil Society Leadership as Learning

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2014-10-13

The “leader” word often brings to mind strong, decisive, visionary individuals. Yet this assumption stops many from ever thinking of themselves as leaders. This PhD thesis explores an understanding of…

Community Development Education & Training Leadership
Ethnicity and Diversity

‘Yes, we can; but together’: social capital and refugee resettlement

By: S Elliott & I Yusuf
Published: 2014-09-23

Resettled refugees need a network of relationships to ensure they can live meaningful lives in New Zealand. These relationships are complex and exist between individuals and communities at local and…

Community Development Migrants and Former Refugees
Health

Hearing the Voices of Canterbury’s Children-Evaluating the Place of Cholmondeley in the Overall Canterbury Social Services Environment

By: Clarity Research
Published: 2014-09-18

Since 1925 Cholmondeley Children’s Centre (formally Cholmondeley Children’s Home) has provided emergency and planned respite residential care for children aged between 3 and 12 years old, that is directly accessible…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Health

Youthline, resilience and the CYRM-12

By: David Anstiss
Published: 2014-07-31

A top priority for Youthline is for young people to be supported in their resilience and ability to thrive, their knowledge of where to go to get help, and their…

Children & Youth Community Development Health & Wellbeing
People and Society

Early Childhood Needs Analysis – West Coast

By: Anne Hilson
Published: 2014-04-30

A full needs analysis of the early childhood communities from Haast to Punakaiki on the West Coast. The triangulation method involved interviews with parents, early childhood teachers, primary schools, playgroup…

Children & Youth Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting
Health

NGO Health and Disability Network Governance Review

By: Nicola Rowe
Published: 2014-04-16

In February 2014, the NGO Health and Disability Network held five Good Governance workshops around New Zealand. These were attended by more than 150 board members from approx 85 non-profit…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Economics

Community Economic Development: Understanding the New Zealand Context

By: Di Jennings
Published: 2014-04-10

This research explores the principles and practices relating to community economic development (CED), and social enterprise in New Zealand at this time. Success factors and challenges are identified, including an…

Community Development Economics & Finances Leadership
Arts and Culture

Creative Ecology: A New Model For Resilience in Creative Communities

By: Elise Sterback
Published: 2014-03-01

Increasing complexities brought about by global crises are calling for us to actively disrupt and challenge the conceptual frameworks currently dominating cultural policy and theory. Creative ecology offers a new…

Arts & Culture Community Development
Non-profit Sector

An Inventory of Community-led and Non-governmental Organisations and Initiatives in Post-earthquake Canterbury

By: Dr Sally Carlton and Dr Suzanne Vallance
Published: 2013-12-10

The impact of the Canterbury earthquake sequence of 2010-12 and its aftermath has been enormous. This inventory lists some of the thousands of community-led groups and initiatives across the region…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector
Evaluation

Waimarino Youth Photovoice Project

By: Ken Taiapa, SHORE and Whariki Research, Massey University
Published: 2013-11-01

This report outlines the process and findings of research undertaken by young people living in Waimarino, with support from the Raetihi Community Trust and the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre…

Children & Youth Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

A Community-led, Science-informed Conversation around the Future Use of the Avon River Residential Red Zone

By: S Vallance and P Tait
Published: 2013-09-17

Lincoln University was commissioned by the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) to estimate the value of the benefits of a ‘recreation reserve’ or ‘river park’ in the Avon River Residential Red Zone…

Community Development Environment
Non-profit Sector

Collective Impact for NGOs and iwi/Māori organisations

By: Community Research
Published: 2013-08-29

This Collective Impact collection gathers resources to assist groups of organisations from different sectors to work together to solve complex social problems through a common agenda, shared impact measures and…

Non-profit Sector

Developing Community Circus in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Rachael Trotman
Published: 2013-08-05

What is community circus, who is it for, what comes out of it and how can it be developed? These questions were the focus of a research project conducted from…

Arts & Culture
Non-profit Sector

Bris Kanda Incorporated and New Zealand Foreign Aid : Where to from here?

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2013-08-02

This paper presents the role of New Zealand Foreign Aid in supporting an NGO in Papua New Guinea during the past 7 years and the performance of the NGO. It…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

Canterbury NGO Workforce Survey

By: NGO Secretariat
Published: 2013-07-31

Although a small sample size of only 15 respondents, this Canterbury survey into the health sector workforce needs of non-profit organisations provides some of the only available information on the…

Disability Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
People and Society

Understanding and accelerating community-led development in Aotearoa New Zealand.

By: Inspiring Communities
Published: 2013-06-30

This document is the final accountability report for a Lottery Community Sector Research Fund grant for Inspiring Communities to contribute to “understanding and accelerating community-led development in Aotearoa/New Zealand”. This…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Amplify Action Enquiry

By: McLaren Park and Henderson South Community Initiative Inc. Point Research Ltd.
Published: 2013-06-11

AMPLIFY is a 13-month action enquiry into the needs and best practice approaches for 9-13 year olds in the West Auckland suburbs of McLaren Park and Henderson South. The action…

Action Research Children & Youth Community Development
Non-profit Sector

An Investment in Evaluation – Final Report

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2013-05-31

The following report presents a summarisation of the development research and evaluation project “Evaluation for More Effective Community Development”. This project was initiated by Community Waitakere in 2012 and completed…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Comparison of socio economic characteristics of ethnic minority vis-à-vis main stream population: New Survey Evidence from Vietnam

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2013-05-20

This brief paper provides some key-socioeconomic data fro ethnic minority people and compare with that of the main-stream population.

Poverty and Inequality Race & Ethnicity
Non-profit Sector

Community Waitakere, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH. Retrospective impact analysis: 7 Case Studies

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2013-04-29

This is stage 2 of a 4 stage COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH PROJECT. We know it’s important to reflect on our past so we are able to chart a course…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Community Waitakere, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH.A community development assessment of strengths, aspirations, needs and opportunities of the community sector of Waitakere

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2013-04-29

this is Stage 3 of Community Waitakere’s, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH.A community development assessment of strengths, aspirations, needs and opportunities of the community sector of WaitakereThis final stage of the…

Community Development
Health

Steps towards better colaboration between stakeholders to promote mental health and to alleviate disablement due to mental illness.

By: Robert Miller
Published: 2013-04-23

Mental Health Care in many countries is multiply-fragmented. Amongst the players are a variety of professional groups, many different community organizations for service-users and caregivers, as well as commercial enterprises…

Community Development Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

“Chimes of Time” Wounded Health Professionals Essays on Recovery Flyer

By: editor Bruce Kirkcaldy
Published: 2013-04-23

Here is the publisher’s flyer for the complete book (“Chimes of Time: Wounded Professionals Essays on Recovery”, edited by Bruce Kirkcaldy).

Health & Wellbeing
Work

EDUCATION: A RIGHT OR A PRIVILEGE? THE KENYAN PERSPECTIVE

By: Wanjiru Kariuki
Published: 2013-04-02

EDUCATION: A RIGHT OR A PRIVILEGE? THE KENYAN PERSPECTIVE This study aims to facilitate debate about the State’s efforts in taking a rights-based approach in the education sector. The study…

Education & Training Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Advocacy

What’s Broken is the We — some thoughts on creativity for the common good

By: vivian Hutchinson
Published: 2013-04-01

Based on his keynote speech given to the New Zealand Creativity Challenge held in New Plymouth 27-28 April 2013, this paper explores role of creativity, community and citizenship. The paper…

Advocacy Community Development Non-profit Sector
Advocacy

Fears, constraints, and contracts: The democratic reality for New Zealand’s community and voluntary sector

By: Dr Sandra Grey and Dr Charles Sedgwick
Published: 2013-03-26

The important role of community and voluntary sector organisations to democratic debate and policy development is widely acknowledged by governments, academics, and the sector itself. However, our survey of 153…

Advocacy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Impact in the Voluntary Sector

By: Nataly Noguer Blue
Published: 2013-03-25

While the value added by voluntary organisations is widely accepted by government and other funders, there has been increased pressure for the voluntary sector to measure the difference they make…

Community Development Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Health

Building Community Resilience: Learning from the Canterbury Earthquakes

By: Louise Thornley, Jude Ball, Louise Signal, Keri Lawson-Te Aho, and Emma Rawson
Published: 2013-03-15

This report studied six communities affected by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Our project found that connected communities with good community infrastructure (e.g. local networks, marae, organisations, and leaders)…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing
Non-profit Sector

Community Sector Model and Framework for Sustainable Funding and Accountability within Communities

By: Community Sector Taskforce
Published: 2013-03-13

In 2007, the Community Sector Taskforce applied its base position set out in ‘A New Way of Working’ to the issue of Sector funding and accountability. This paper, with the…

Action Research Community Development Non-profit Sector
Advocacy

New delivery model for non-profit organisations: Shared computing services

By: Barbara Crump and Raja Peter
Published: 2013-03-13

This paper presents results of a survey of Wellington non-profit organisations (NPOs) with the aim of understanding the interest and readiness of NPOs in adopting shared computing services. The survey…

Information Technology/Internet Intellectual & Cultural Property Rights Non-profit Sector
Health

NGO Stories & Statistics: A profile of the mental health & addiction NGO sector in New Zealand

By: Platform Charitable Trust
Published: 2013-03-01

The publication describes the part that community none-government organisations (NGOs) take in New Zealand Mental Health and Addictions (MH&A) service system. It describes some of the activities of these essential…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Advocacy in the New Zealand Not for Profit Sector” Nothing Stands By Itself

By: Susan Elliott and David Haigh
Published: 2013-01-01

This research focuses on the nature of Government/Not for Profit (NFP) sector relationships with particular reference to advocacy in New Zealand. It follows up on a study of advocacy in…

Advocacy Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Community Assets Analysis for Greater New Brighton

By: Renew Brighton
Published: 2012-12-07

Community Assets Analysis for Greater New Brighton This research project has been undertaken by Sarah Wylie on behalf of Renew Brighton for the community of Greater Brighton. It is an…

Community Development
Health

Community Responses to Violence-The Violence Free Community Project

By: Professor Robyn Munford, Associate Professor Jackie Sanders,Kathryn Handley, Bruce Maden
Published: 2012-11-01

This report details the development and operation of a community based violence prevention programme. The focus was upon creating community level conversations that would enlarge understandings of violence and from…

Community Development Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Ethics in Community-Based Participatory Research: Case Studies, Case Examples & Commentaries

By: National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement and the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, UK
Published: 2012-11-01

This compilation of case studies, examples and commentaries forms the third part of a set of materials relating to ethics in community-based participatory research (CBPR). Part I comprises a set…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Community-Based Participatory Research: A Guide to Ethical Principles & Practice

By: Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Published: 2012-11-01

All research raises questions about ethics: about the rigour, responsibility and respect of the practices of researchers. As a result, there are strict systems in place to encourage and enforce…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Health

A Report on the Progress of Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou – The Court of New Beginnings

By: Point Research; Positive Thinking; Lifewise
Published: 2012-11-01

Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou, or the Court of New Beginnings, was established in October 2010 following advocacy to the Chief District Court Judge by Lifewise, an agency working with…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Crime & Safety Mental Health
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 13

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2012-10-10

NZCCSS’s Vulnerability Report Issue 13 covers the period January – March 2012. The report shows what life is like three years on from the first report done in June 2009.…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

Adult refugee learners with limited literacy: needs and effective responses

By: Dr John Benseman
Published: 2012-09-10

The purpose of this study was to document and analyse the learning needs and issues of adult refugees with low language and literacy skills by looking at how their prior…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
Evaluation

Community Development Evaluation Measures: Indicators of Success

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2012-08-15

The indicators have been chosen based on their ability to capture important factors in community health and well-being, organisations will need to have careful discussion about whether they are appropriate…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Case Studies – Evaluation Frameworks in Community Development Organisations

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2012-08-15

The case studies were chosen by the leadership team at Community Waitakere. While Community Waitakere operates in the community development space, the case studies are not entirely from organisations that…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Advocacy in the New Zealand Not for Profit Sector

By: Susan Elliott and David Haigh
Published: 2012-05-01

The research focuses on the nature of Government/Not for Profit sector relationships with particular to advocacy in New Zealand. It looks at the kinds of advocacy activities that NFPs organisations…

Advocacy Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-30

Evaluations results of the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights from the perspective of the advisory group, key stakeholders and the general public.

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Lyttelton Farmers Market

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-30

An evaluation of the Lyttelton Farmers Market from the perspective of regular customers, new customers and stall holders.

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-30

An evaluation report exploring the the short and longer term outcomes of the festival from the perspective of the guides and participants.

Community Development Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 12 March 2012

By: New Zelaland Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS)
Published: 2012-03-01

NZCCSS’s 12th Vulnerability Report uses both government data and community information to illustrate how the materially poorest in our community have been faring in the year to December 2011.

Children & Youth Māori Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Seven Oaks Community Garden

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-01

An evaluation report looking at the key success stories and challenges faced by Project Lyttelton running the garden. Assessing the lessons learned and what can be applied to other projects…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Collaboration in Primary Health Care: How NGOs make a difference to health care in the community

By: Grant Aldridge (NGO Secretariat)
Published: 2012-02-15

This report illustrates how the NGO sector is a major provider of public and personal primary health care in New Zealand. It profiles 15 case studies of non-profit NGOs’ relationships…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Economics

Giving New Zealand: Philanthropic Funding 2011

By: Adrian Slack and Wilma Molano (Business and Economic Research Ltd)
Published: 2012-01-01

This report measures philanthropy in New Zealand during 2011; that is, how much money New Zealanders and their organisations (trusts & foundations, individuals and businesses) gave to charitable and other…

Non-profit Sector Philanthropy
Te Ao Māori

A Journey through Kaupapa Māori Evaluation

By: Teah Carlson
Published: 2012-01-01

“A Journey through Kaupapa Māori Evaluation” Teah Carlson’s presentation at the 2012 Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Conference. Teah is a Phd student Te Kupenga Hauora Maori, University of Auckland.

Kaupapa Māori approaches Māori Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Doing it for ourselves and our children: Refugee women on their own in New Zealand

By: Ruth De Souza and Jill Conway
Published: 2011-12-14

Little is known about the experiences of women who enter New Zealand through the Women at Risk category identified by UNHCR. The purpose of this project was to examine the…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Health

Glimpses of a better world: The role of tangata whenua, community & voluntary sector in the Canterbury earthquake recovery

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2011-10-28

Address to “Our Future Community and Voluntary Sector Forum”, Hosted by Council of Social Services Christchurch and Te Runaka ki Otautahi Kai Tahu, Christchurch, 28 July 2011. Drawing on lessons…

Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Community participation in road works

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2011-10-20

This paper based on evaluation of road construction and rehabilitation programs in Asian countries outlines the main areas for community participation and strategies to secure the participation

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Health

Collaboration in Primary Health Care: Online Survey Responses

By: Grant D Aldridge
Published: 2011-10-01

This report is a compilation of respondents’ feedback to a 2011 survey exploring ways non-profit NGOs help New Zealanders become healthier by using their relationships, connections and innovative models of…

Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector Sport & Recreation
Leadership

Governance in A Collective Context: A Study of Two Approaches

By: Brenda Campbell
Published: 2011-07-31

This report examines two models of governance used in non-profit organisations, namely a model based on collectivism which is founded on consensus decision-making involving people at all levels of the…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Non-profit Sector
Health

Developing Community Support Services to Empower the Waikato Endometriosis Community

By: Dr Pauline Dickinson, Dr Penelope Carroll (SHORE) and Annette Evans (Insight Endometriosis
Published: 2011-07-31

The experience of living with endometriosis is, for many women, very challenging. A fortunate few find sympathetic doctors, relatively quick diagnosis and treatment, and uncomplicated recovery. They are able to…

Health & Wellbeing Social Services Women/Wāhine
Non-profit Sector

Supporting Community Resilience in Post-Quake Christchurch

By: Sharon Torstonson and Michelle Whitaker
Published: 2011-07-01

After the Sept 2010 earthquake, a series of meetings were held with community organisations in Christchurch to enable them to learn from each other about supporting their communities and to…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster
Health

Barriers to achieving good health outcomes in refugee-background communities

By: ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
Published: 2011-06-16

The aim of this report is to increase understanding of the health requirements of refugee-background communities. Like many communities whose members are predominantly from low socio-economic backgrounds, former refugees face…

Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
Non-profit Sector

Community-led Development in Wairoa

By: Dr Terrence Loomis
Published: 2011-05-06

A community developer’s personal account of efforts by a rural community to confront local issues by developing a long-term social development strategy. The author describes attempts by a group of…

Community Development
Economics

Financial Reporting Stocktake: An Assessment of Accountability through Charities’ Filings on New Zealand’s Charities Register.

By: Carolyn Cordery and Kapil Patel
Published: 2011-03-18

This research was undertaken to assess the veracity of financial filings at the Charities Commission by charities which are “small” (expenditure less than ,000 pa) or “medium”-sized (expenditure between ,000…

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Charity Rating Agencies – Presentation at “Reporting on the difference we make” workshop 9th December 2010 in Wellington

By: Rowena Sinclair
Published: 2010-12-09

Presentation slides presented at ‘Reporting on the difference we make’ workshop in Wellington on 9th December 2010.

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Learning to play jazz: adaptive community leadership for turbulent times

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2010-11-01

This paper discusses mindsets, competencies and attitudes of community leadership. Metaphors such as playing jazz are used to normalise the complexity of community sector work and starfish to emphasise the…

Community Development Leadership Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

The NGO Sector: Opportunities for reducing administration and compliance costs

By: Henry Harrison
Published: 2010-10-01

This paper looks at the role of NGOs in contributing to government goals and objectives in the health and disability sector, and the future challenges facing that sector.

Community Development Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Health

The NGO Sector Role: A Key Contributor to New Zealand’s Health and Disability Services

By: Henry Harrison
Published: 2010-10-01

This paper explores changes in the political and economic environments of western democracies and the role and participation of NGOs in health and disability sector service provision. It quantifies the…

Disability Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Health

He Waka eke Noa – Health and Disability sector NGOs: Towards a whānau-centred approach

By: Sharmaine Nolan
Published: 2010-10-01

This paper identifies the key strengths of the health and disability sector NGOs (non-government organisations) and the challenges and opportunities ahead for progressing towards a whānau-centred approach.

Disability Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Success Factors for Community Organisations in Tai Tokerau (Northland) New Zealand

By: Dr Tina Darkins
Published: 2010-07-01

This PhD research explored the issues confronting non-profit community organisations delivering services to the community in the areas of health and social services in Northland. Its aim was to identify…

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Counting in the community sector: how clients measure success

By: Maxine Campbell
Published: 2010-06-15

This report gives voice to the clients of Link House Agency, a counselling and social work organisation dedicated to single parent families. The clients shared their stories during a focus…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Non-profit Sector Social Services
Health

An NGO Perspective on the Re‐organisation of the Planning and Funding Environment

By: Health & Disability NGO Working Group
Published: 2010-02-22

This discussion paper provides an initial NGO perspective on possible re-organisation of the planning and funding environment resulting from changes to the health system. It is for use by government…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Draft Relationship Agreement between the Communities of Aotearoa New Zealand & Government of New Zealand: Submission from Garth Nowland-Foreman

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2010-01-01

The Background provides a summary of various key developments over the last decade in working to strengthen relationships between Government and the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector. Analysis concludes…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Our Aranui – Creating new dialogue for development, and increasing participation to effect change.

By: Matt Walters
Published: 2010-01-01

A presentation of the method of work currently being undertaken at the Aranui Community Trust a community development organisation in Eastern Christchurch. This was the presentation that was given at…

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

A Comparative Study of Two Small & Remote Urban Communities: Implications for Social Policy and Practice, (A Tale of Two Towns).

By: Judith Rivlin
Published: 2010-01-01

Raetihi & Ohakune are two small & remote towns on the North Island’s Central Plateau. They have similar sized populations yet present as totally different communities. This research details the…

Community Development
Economics

The Challenge of Accountability, the Opportunity of Responsibility for Third Sector Organisations

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2009-11-09

Accountability is usually assumed to be an unmitigated good for Third Sector organisations – the more the better. While there are some benefits from externally imposed accountability requirements, they can…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Economics

A Historical Analysis of the Funding Inflow Mix of New Zealand Health Not-for-Profit Organisations over Different Macroeconomic Climates

By: Shasa Halford
Published: 2009-11-01

New Zealand’s 97,000 not-for-profit organisations’ survival is reliant upon the generosity of individuals, corporations, trusts, and the government. As New Zealand faced economic downturns between 1986 and 2008, this potentially…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Counting on Capacity: A Review of Community Waikato

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman & Katarina Pipi
Published: 2009-09-21

How do we measure or report on the impact of capacity building? This review reports on the effectiveness and ‘value for money’ of a community capacity building hub (Community Waikato),…

Community Development Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

The New Zealand Non-Profit Sector and Government Policy

By: Mike O’Brien, Jackie Sanders and Margaret Tennant
Published: 2009-08-01

This paper examines the relationship between the non-profit sector and government, and the public policy environment in which the sector operates in Aotearoa. Non-profit organisations are affected by laws and…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Love Doesn’t Pay the Bills – Critical Knowledge in Negotiating Remuneration Contracts

By: David Shannon
Published: 2009-04-01

Announcing the 2009 Survey of Remuneration in the Not for Profit Sector

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Community development as ‘knowledge intersections’ in contemporary New Zealand

By: Aimers, J & Walker, P
Published: 2009-01-01

This article examines the contemporary practice of community development in New Zealand by considering its application to third sector organisational case studies. Broadly speaking community development is held up as…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Counting on Capacity: A Review of Community Waikato

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman, with Kataraina Pipi
Published: 2009-01-01

An earlier Review (Nowland-Foreman, 2006) examined the rationale for funders to invest in capacity building, and through supporting the core operating costs of capacity building organisations. This Report builds on…

Māori Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Economics

Spotlight on the Australian not-for-profit sector

By: Ken Crofts and Carolyn Cordery
Published: 2009-01-01

This is an update on financial reporting in the not-for-profit sector in Australia. This article was prepared in June 2009.

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Civil Society and Social Capital in Australia and New Zealand

By: Mark Lyons & Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2009-01-01

An overview of civil society organisations and the concepts of ‘civil society’ and ‘social capital’ in Australia and New Zealand research, politics and wider usage. Similarities and differences between the…

Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Leadership

Coherence Needed: The Good Intentions report to government on government-community sector relationships.

By: Pat Hanley
Published: 2009-01-01

In 2001 the government signed a Statement of Intent for an improved relationship with the community and voluntary sector (SOGI). In 2008/09 the Association of Non Governmental Organisations of Aotearoa…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Technology

e-rider pilot project: final evaluation report, December 2008

By: Dr Barbara Crump and Dr Keri Logan
Published: 2008-12-01

An evaluation report on the Wellington e-rider IT service pilot project. The pilot project provided support and advice on computers and other technology to community and voluntary organisations in way…

Information Technology/Internet Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Economics

Recent and proposed changes in financial reporting for not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand and Australia

By: Carolyn Cordery, Ken Crofts, Rowena Sinc
Published: 2008-11-28

These powerpoints were presented at an ANZTSR workshop on 25th November 2008. They present an overview of the current financial reporting requirements in (i) New Zealand and (ii) Australia. The…

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Towards an Australian Fourth Sector?

By: Dr Megan Alessandrini
Published: 2008-11-26

Abstract only: Research conducted in 1998 in Tasmania indicated that a fourth sector of society distinct from Market, Government and community, was emerging. The comparative analysis between seven Tasmanian and…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation Social Services
Economics

Complexities of reporting

By: Rowena Sinclair
Published: 2008-11-25

Financial and accounting. This powerpoint file contains slides presented at the ANZTSR workshop held on 25th November 2008.

Economics & Finances Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

A research note: Direct financial costs in volunteering

By: Letisha Tan, Carolyn Cordery and David D
Published: 2008-11-24

This paper reports on one aspect of a survey of New Zealand volunteers undertaken in 2007 to develop a broad understanding of active volunteers’ expenses and organisational reimbursement patterns. In…

Economics & Finances Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

No Longer Overlooked and Undervalued – Launch of ‘The New Zealand Non-Profit Sector in Comparative Perspective’

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2008-11-03

The remarks of Garth Nowland-Foreman, Chair of the Committee for the Study of the New Zealand Non-Profit Sector on the launch of ‘The New Zealand Non-Profit Sector in Comparative Perspective’…

Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Why (some) nonprofits don’t partner with business

By: Dr. Debra Basil, Dr. Mary Runte, Dr. Sameer Deshpande
Published: 2008-11-01

A survey of American NPOs was conducted to examine business/nonprofit partnerships from the perspective of those who have never partnered. Primary reasons for not partnering with business tended to be…

Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

The New Zealand Non-profit Sector in Comparative Perspective

By: Jackie Sanders, Mike O’Brien, Margaret Tennant, S. Wojciech Sokolowski and Lester M. Salamon
Published: 2008-10-01

This report provides the most accurate picture yet of the New Zealand non-profit sector and shows how it compares with 40 other countries. It gives us a better understanding of…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

A Non-profit Sector Bibliography

By: Jackie Sanders, Mike O’Brien, Margaret Tennant
Published: 2008-10-01

A list of research on the non-profit sector in New Zealand collated as part of the Study of the New Zealand Non-profit Sector

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Technology

e-rider pilot project: interim evaluation report (Phase 2)

By: Dr Barbara Crump and Dr Keri Logan
Published: 2008-05-22

An evaluation report on the Wellington e-rider IT service pilot project. The pilot project provided support and advice on computers and other technology to community and voluntary organisations in way…

Information Technology/Internet Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Economics

Not for Profit Sector Remuneration Survey May 2008

By: David Shannon and staff of Strategic Pay
Published: 2008-05-01

Executive summary of the findings of Strategic Pay’s 2008 survey of remuneration and pay practices in the Not for Profit Sector

Economics & Finances Employment & Labour Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Alternative models of accountability for third sector organisations in New Zealand

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2008-01-01

In recent years ‘third way’ style governments have sought to partner with third sector organisations in ‘joined up’ government. The neo-liberal basis for the third way model has sought to…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Developing a pluralist approach to organisational practice and accountability for social service and community organisations

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2008-01-01

This paper compares the ‘Achieving Better Community Development’ (ABCD) model for organisational practice (Barr & Hashagen 2000) with the organisational practices in New Zealand ‘social development’ approach to social service…

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Structures and Strategies Revisited 2008

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2008-01-01

Narrative research project that interviews five community development/social service providers in 2002 and again in 2008. The interviews focus on organisational practice such as funding and networking.

Community Development Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Not Just A Tool – the responses of nonprofit leaders to ‘service delivery’ relationships with governments

By: Alison Procter
Published: 2008-01-01

There are many reasons for studying the relationship between governments and nonprofits in the community services sector; it is a critical nexus though which much social policy implementation passes as…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector Social Services
Leadership

Governance of Not for Profit Organisations in Auckland and Christchurch

By: David Haigh
Published: 2008-01-01

This research looks into the governance of 12 medium sized not for profits in Auckland and Christchurch. It also considers how they compare with theoretical models, the strategies for dealing…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Non-profit Sector
Economics

It Takes Two: The Tango of Collaboration and Grantmaking

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2008-01-01

This is the ‘accidental’ joint funding which may very well describe the situation for the 99 per cent of non-profit organisations that orchestrate the mix of funding they require to…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Taking the PULSE Seminar / Te Kokiritanga o te Ha

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2008-01-01

This is a brief report of an August 2008 seminar, sponsored by the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre on possibilities for a sector-wide survey in Aotearoa New…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Arts and Culture

Asian Aucklanders and the arts: attitudes, attendance and participation in 2006

By: Gillian Ralph and edited by Iona McNaughton
Published: 2008-01-01

Aims to guide and inform Creative New Zealand, Auckland City Council and ASB Community Trust’s approach to engaging with Asian Aucklanders in the arts. Focuses on Chinese, Indian, Korean and…

Arts & Culture Asian
Economics

Financial reporting in Australia

By: Ken Crofts and Carolyn Cordery
Published: 2008-01-01

This powerpoint file contains slides presented at the ANZTSR workshop held on 25th November 2008.

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

The History of the Non-profit Sector in New Zealand

By: Margaret Tennant, Mike O’Brien & Jackie Sanders
Published: 2008-01-01

The History of the Non-profit Sector in New Zealand considers the forces and players that have shaped the non-profit sector in New Zealand over time. It examines our rich heritage…

Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

A Review of the Clearing House Project prepared for the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre

By: Nan Wehipeihana
Published: 2008-01-01

A review of the Clearing House project as part of the requirements of the Department of Internal Affairs Community Partnership Fund

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Leadership

National Associations Experiences in improving the terms of engagement with government: Pacific Experiences

By: Pat Hanley, Stella Maebiru-Boki
Published: 2008-01-01

This is a joint paper describing and assessing initiatives undertaken by ANGOA in New Zealand and DSE in the Solomon Islands to improve the ability of NGO’s to interact effectively…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Evaluation

Code of Practice for the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre

By: Robyn Kamira for the TWCVRC
Published: 2007-10-02

The Code Of Practice describes optimum practices in community research for the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre. It is written for the researcher, whether with a tertiary,…

Community Development Māori Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Barriers and Opportunities for Innovation and Collaboration in the Health and Disability NGO Sector

By: Health & Disability NGO Working Group
Published: 2007-09-01

This document summarises a number of issues raised by NGOs about the barriers to, and opportunities for, innovation and collaboration within the health and disability NGO sector. It is based…

Disability Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Health

NGO Relationships with Ministry of Health & DHBs: Summary Topline Results from 2007 NGO Working Group Survey

By: Health & Disability NGO Working Group
Published: 2007-09-01

This report summarises the main top-line results from a survey conducted by the NGO Working Group in July 2007. It is a repeat of a similar survey carried out in…

Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Engaging Urban Communities: six case studies of Auckland community-based restoration projects

By: Scott, K
Published: 2007-06-01

This report reviews practices of community engagement, capacity building and partnering in 6 community-based integrated catchment management (ICM) projects, with a focus on what is working well, challenges and lessons…

Community Development Environment
Economics

Giving New Zealand, Philanthropic Funding 2006

By: BERL – Business and Economic Research Limited
Published: 2007-04-01

This report estimates how much money New Zealanders and New Zealand non-governmental organisations gave to charities and other community purposes during the 2005/2006 year.

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Philanthropy
Non-profit Sector

Our Strategies in Action

By: Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre
Published: 2007-01-01

The vision of the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre will be implemented primarily through five key strategies: (1) visibility and access, (2) quality and good practice, (3)…

Community Development Kaupapa Māori approaches Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Contribution of Non-Government Organisations to the Settlement of Refugees and Migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand Executive Summary

By: National Association of ESOL Home Tutors
Published: 2007-01-01

Considers the work of nine NGOs providing settlement support to refugees and migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand. It considers support of new comers at local level with access to information…

Government – Central & Local Migrants and Former Refugees Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Borders, margins and bridges: Possibilities for change for marginalized young women

By: Robyn Munford, Jackie Sanders
Published: 2007-01-01

ABSTRACT ONLY: This paper interrogates the notion of exclusion with a particular focus upon the experiences of young women.

Women/Wāhine
Te Ao Māori

A New Way of Working

By: The Community Sector Taskforce
Published: 2006-11-01

This paper explores three questions: 1. How can the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector think about Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi and work with it positively and productively? 2. In…

Kaupapa Māori approaches Māori Non-profit Sector
Health

Confirmation of policy settings concerning Non-Government Organisation (NGO) providers of primary and population health services and Primary Health Organisations (PHOs)

By: Primrose, J.
Published: 2006-10-06

This letter from Dr Jim Primrose, Acting Deputy Director-General, Clinical Services Directorate, confirms policy settings concerning Non-Government Organisation providers of primary and population health services and PHOs.

Government – Central & Local Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

More than the warp and the weft – growing the strength of the whole cloth

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2006-10-01

Information, knowledge and wisdom for the learning NGO, capacity building & roles.

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Health

NgOIT 2005 Landscape Survey

By: Platform Inc (now Platform Charitable Trust)
Published: 2006-10-01

The NgOIT 2005 Landscape Survey is a collection of data provided by community (non-government) mental health and addiction service providers in New Zealand. It is an overview of the community…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Economics

Damaged Goods: The Case of Focus 2000 and the failure of Contracting

By: Pat Hanley
Published: 2006-08-01

The radical contracting model by which some government departments purchase services from community based organizations serving people with disabilities has directly contributed to the failure of service provision.

Disability Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

A Paradox in Action? A Critical Analysis of an Appreciative Inquiry.

By: Suzanne Grant
Published: 2006-08-01

A journey comprised of three paths is the metaphor through which I: i) reflect and report on my involvement with four New Zealand primary school Boards of Trustees (BOTs) investigating…

Action Research
Non-profit Sector

Literature review on capacity building for the voluntary and community sector

By: Cayley, Simon
Published: 2006-07-03

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of existing literature in the area of community sector capacity building. The review will attempt to summarise the key themes…

Community Development Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Ripples in the pond: assessing the impact of a growing NFP management programme in NZ and the Pacific

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2006-03-01

Progress on the development of research examining the impact of Unitec NZ’s Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management.

Education & Training Non-profit Sector Pasifika
Non-profit Sector

The State of the Art in the Asia/Pacific region: a view from the edge

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2006-03-01

This presentation formed part of an international panel discussion on the state of not for profit management education across the world, at a conference in Arizona, United States in March…

Community Development Education & Training Non-profit Sector
Economics

Defining the Nonprofit Sector: New Zealand, Working papers of the Johns Hopkins comparative nonprofit sector project

By: Margaret Tennant, Jackie Sanders, Michael O’Brien, and Charlotte Castle
Published: 2006-01-01

One in a series of working papers to understand the scope, structure, financing, and role of the nonprofit sector of more than 40 countries.

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Social Marketing and Social Capital – Its impact on recycling on Waiheke Island

By: Denise Roche
Published: 2005-11-01

Social marketing, community-based social marketing, social capital, recycling behaviour, community development, Waiheke Island, environmental not-for-profit organisations

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

African Youth Health and Well-Being: Participatory Action Research Project

By: Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington
Published: 2005-10-03

This project aimed to strengthen the well-being of African Youth in Wellington by identifying issues they face, and developing strategies to address the issues. The project was implemented by Evolve,…

Action Research Health & Wellbeing
Work

Sustaining our communities

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2005-01-03

Seeing the unseen activities that contribute to sustaining our communities is vital in determining how to live more sustainably. This initiative arose out of concern that the data available for…

Employment & Labour Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Arts and Culture

Community Based Cultural Organisations within the Creative Industries – a Cultural Policy Dilemma

By: Aimers, J
Published: 2005-01-01

This paper explores community-based cultural organisations that combine orientated objectives of community arts practice with commercially oriented creative industries. In New Zealand, these organisations are hampered by gaps in cultural…

Arts & Culture Community Development Race & Ethnicity
Leadership

Developing Community Partnerships: Social Wellbeing and the Local Government Act 2002

By: Aimers, J.
Published: 2005-01-01

The Local Government Act 2002 requires New Zealand local authorities to become actively involved in the development of social well being. Recent research indicates that the community and social services…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Social Services
Health

Evaluation of the Voluntary Agency Support Scheme and Emergency Management and Disaster Relief Fund

By: Mary-Jane Rivers & Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2005-01-01

This evaluation follows a broad-ranging evaluation of the Voluntary Agency Support Scheme (VASS) in 1998 that focused on rationale, purpose, structure, management and ‘place’ of VASS in relation to international…

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Counting Non-profit Institutions in New Zealand 2005

By: Statistics New Zealand
Published: 2005-01-01

The Hot Off The Press report provides a snapshot of the number of non-profit institutions that were operating in New Zealand at October 2005. The report also provides a breakdown…

Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Non-profit Institutions Satellite Account 2004 (Quickstats)

By: Statistics New Zealand
Published: 2004-01-01

The quickstats is a shorter version of the main satellite account (publication) focusing only on the key highlights of non-profit institutions in New Zealand.

Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Becoming deliberative – A case study of activities using a deliberative approach in Porirua City, New Zealand

By: David Robinson
Published: 2003-04-29

This case study reviews a series of events using a deliberation approach that have taken place in Porirua City. The nature of these activities is considered in relation to how…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Health & Wellbeing
Evaluation

Structures and Strategies: a narrative analysis of eleven community organisations in Otago

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2003-01-01

This research project was initiated in 2001 to explore the governance and organisational practices of 11 diverse community organisations in Dunedin. The themes explored within the study are the life…

Community Development Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Health

Stress Management for Hospice Staff

By: Tina Darkins
Published: 2002-09-10

This research evaluated the effectiveness of a stress management programme for hospice staff, using a quasi-experimental, pre-test post-test, methodology with a participation and comparison group. The initial post-test was followed…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Mentoring: Help when you need it

By: Geere-Watson, K
Published: 2002-01-01

This pamphlet promotes the concept and practice of mentoring, outlines the role of mentors, guidelines, projects, training and support for mentoring.

Education & Training Leadership
Non-profit Sector

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Book Review: Third Sector: The Contribution of Nonprofit and Cooperative Enterprises in Australia, by Mark Lyons.

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2001-01-01

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Book Review: Third Sector: The Contribution of Nonprofit and Cooperative Enterprises in Australia, by Mark Lyons. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2001.

Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Dangerous Accountabilities: Remaking Voluntary Organisations in Someone Else’s Image

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2000-11-08

Increased accountability is often assumed to only be desirable for non-profit and voluntary organisations. This papers outlines some of the risks and dangers from externally imposed, and especially, ‘classic’ (legalistic)…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Economics

Criteria for Judging Government Funding Arrangements for the Community Sector

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2000-03-01

NZ Council of Christian Social Services, in partnership with the NZ Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations, and in consultation with the NZ Council of Social Services, produced this paper “to…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Can Voluntary Organisations Survive the Bear Hug of Government Funding? – A View from Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2000-01-01

Purchase-of-service contracting with voluntary organisations for social services in Aotearoa New Zealand is examined, in the context of international trends and as a part of the long run historical evolution…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Leadership

Social Statistics – Issues and impact from a community perspective

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1999-06-22

Policy-making requires more than market mechanisms for implementation. That recognition should also be made with great caution, because the Government’s attempt over the last 20 years to incorporate as many…

Community Development Government – Central & Local
Economics

“Purchase-of-Service Contracting, Voluntary Organisations, and Civil Society: Dissecting the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs?”

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 1998-01-01

Governments around the world are making increasing use of contracting “technologies” to purchase services from voluntary organizations – both in privatising (contracting out) previously government-provided services and in reining in…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

Neither mendicants nor deal-makers: Contracting, government funding and voluntary organisations

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 1995-08-01

What is happening to government funding of voluntary organisations in Aotearoa/New Zealand? Where is it heading? What does it mean for voluntary organisations?

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Charity Rating Agencies

By: Rowena Sinclair
Published:

Handout presented at workshop on ‘Reporting on the difference we make’ held in Wellington 9th December 2010.

Non-profit Sector
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