Kia ora, some key points to draw to your attention:
1. More than 120 have already signed up for a one off call this Friday at noon to discuss the Charities Amendment Bill – Sue Barker will join me to update people. We are concerned as there is only very limited time to submit so want to educate people about key points and what may change (submissions due by November 10th!). Sign ups are here. Feel free to fwd this on.
2. On last Impact Call Cheryl Spain joined sharing on The Gift Trust – insights into alternative ways of giving, fundholding and how they operate – now episode 326 of seeds podcast and you can listen here. Thanks Cheryl for joining – next impact call will be Friday 21st as I think we will want to discuss again the Charities Bill sooner than end of month – and I am at an EHF event on the Friday 28th.
3. Below are some interesting articles and links and upcoming events and other things.
- What if the trees had a say?: Wrote an article with two others for the IOD on governance and nature: Read the article “This opinion piece from Dr Elizabeth Macpherson & Dr David J Jefferson from the University of Canterbury and Steven Moe MInstD, presents four implications of the extension of legal person-hood to living ecosystems.”
- Could Socrates have saved Kodak? https://www.boardintelligence.com/blog/could-socrates-have-saved-kodak thanks for the tag Craig Fisher. Some good questions at the end. “It is possible to learn how to ask better questions, both as individuals and as a business, and by doing so build a culture of open-minded inquiry that will help you react and adapt at pace.”
- Have you seen the Match website? https://match.org.nz/ “Match | Te Puna Taurite (MTPT) helps both those seeking and distributing philanthropic and grant funding. The vision of Match | Te Puna Taurite is a more equitable, accessible and collaborative funding system. It aims to connect those with funds to those that seek them.”
- At the end of October am part of a roadshow of events on governance in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland with a focus on Churches – more info is here – am having fun writing some real life type case studies to guide through what good governance means in an evening masterclass https://www.christiansavings.co.nz/building-the-church-for-today-and-tomorrow
- We are holding a free session on “Real Founders’ Stories” and the true issues they face next Wednesday with three amazing people – Elise Hilliam a founder of MenuAid, Sarah Grant a founder of Magic Beans and Nathan Taylor a founder of Partly – info and sign ups are here https://events.humanitix.com/real-founders-stories We want to remove the glamour to talk about the real issues founders’ face.
- Board Matters the podcast series of 13 interviews for the IOD has had several thousand listens now – why not have a listen yourself and let me know what you think? https://www.iod.org.nz/news/articles/board-matters-podcast/#
- Next Impact Lunch if you are passing through Christchurch will be Friday 18th November and tickets up here https://theseeds.nz/impact-lunches/
- That post on “Not for profit” vs “For purpose” got a lot of comments – about 70. Am working on a part 2. The original reflection is here https://theseeds.nz/not-for-profit-or-for-purpose-some-reflections-by-way-of-star-trek/
- Incorporated Societies hub – …lots of info: https://www.parryfield.com/home/blogs/resources-for-the-incorporated-societies-act-2022/
- A shout out to Community Foundations of NZ – have you checked out what they do facilitating ways of giving regionally? Smart giving to local charities. https://communityfoundations.org.nz/
- For those in Christchurch this may interest:
“I would like to invite you to drinks and nibbles and a chance to talk about the biggest issue facing the world right now – transforming our economic system to one that works for people and the planet. The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) is the leading global collaboration that brings together organisations, individuals and governments to transform the economic system into one that prioritises shared wellbeing and delivers on five core needs: dignity, purpose, nature, fairness and participation. Some of the WEAll Aotearoa NZ Hub team are gathering in Ōtautahi Christchurch for the Economic Development NZ Conference, and would like to host an informal get-together at Lulu’s Bar and Eatery, near the Town Hall for people interested in the topic of wellbeing economics and economic transformation. Please see the details below and feel free to bring along anyone that you think might be interested, but please RSVP by email so we can order enough nibbles.
What: WEAll Aotearoa meet & greet
When: 5:30-7pm, Wednesday 12 October
Where: Lulu’s Bar and Eatery
Address: 31 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City
Please RSVP for numbers: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t make it but would love to find out more about our work plan please get in touch with our Country Lead Gareth Hughes on email@example.com“
A couple quotes to finish off:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs
“Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” — Mark Twain