We use a range of consultants who are specialist in their field who we bring in from time to time to provide due diligence, expert advice and operational support and services.
Oratia Media provides publishing, writing and business services to clients in New Zealand and internationally. Established in 2000 by Peter Dowling and Alessandra Zecchini, the company specialises in print and electronic publications, including books, magazines and reports.
Over the years we’ve collaborated with leading publishers and businesses in New Zealand and globally, and count as our strengths a dedicated multilingual staff, close working relationships with our clients, and a love of the well-edited word.
Since 2012 our team has enjoyed a rewarding collaboration with The Tindall Foundation to prepare its Annual Report and Calendar.
This work involves profiling 12 of the many organisations that The Tindall Foundation supports every year, helping to promote the work they do to build a better Aotearoa New Zealand. We interview then write about each of the groups, coordinate photography, and liaise with the talented design team to put together an attractive and readable publication.
The Tindall Foundation reaches deep into New Zealand communities. Working with the Foundation has given us a greater appreciation of the social and environmental challenges that we face as a nation, and some of the innovative community responses that are helping to move us forward.
Working with The Tindall Foundation has given us a greater appreciation of the social and environmental challenges that we face as a nation, and some of the innovative community responses that are helping to move us forward.
My career has been in graphic design from the very beginning and as such I have experienced the full transformation into the digital age. I graduated in Rotterdam, Netherlands, winning the annual prize of the Rotterdam Art Foundation in the graphic design sector with my graduation project. I started out working for multinational company Unilever and later worked for its subsidiaries as well. After my emigration to New Zealand I landed a job with what later became DB Group in the In-house design department. My main work was in product development for companies like Allied Liquor, Corbans Wines and DB Breweries. I was involved in the development of iconic wine labels like Stoneleigh and Longridge and in the introduction of Export Dry and the redesigns of Export Gold, which started the revival of the brand. My redesign for Double Brown was unchanged for some 20 years.
I also worked on the company’s Annual Reports and later in a freelance capacity on in-house labels for Countdown supermarkets. I have been responsible for the design of The Tindall Foundation’s Annual Report for a long time now. I see the Foundation as an ideal client: the positive energy that emanates not only from the Foundation itself and its people, but also from the organisations that benefit from their support, is inspiring. I have been lucky enough to meet several of these wonderful people during the photography sessions for this year’s report. It makes my profession all the more rewarding.
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Margot Nicholson has been working with The Tindall Foundation since 1999. She provides advice, training and support for not-for-profit organisations and public sector agencies. She also develops and manages the work flow and key relationships with funders and colleagues in capacity building initiatives.
Initially Margot provided legal advice for The Tindall Foundation using her knowledge of the law and how not-for-profits work. From 2005 and through a shared desire to support community organisations become even more effective at delivering quality services for their community, Margot has worked closely with The Tindall Foundation to develop a capacity building scheme for many of the community organisations that The Tindall Foundation supports. The scheme is offered through NFPWorks, which Margot founded, in Northland, Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. It has supported some significant collaborative work and has achieved some notable outcomes.
Margot has a particular interest in encouraging the provision of tailored and appropriate quality advice for community organisations over a number of areas of expertise, driven by the needs of the groups themselves. She supports advisers that are located near the groups she works with and the groups have valued the external support from advisers who understand their community and have local networks to support them further.
The range of clients she works with is extensive and includes health service providers, migrant and refugee organisations, social service, church and grass roots community organisations, education providers, government agencies, and philanthropists.
For more information:
Phone: (09) 303 2178
Mobile: 027 549 7153
Bede has managed a number of state and NGO organisations. He was until late 2011 Chief Executive of Community Energy Action Trust in Christchurch which lost buildings in 2010 and 2011. He well understands the needs of such organisations and the Canterbury community. Having lived through the earthquakes and on leaving the Trust he and his wife, Maryanne, established a small business, Interact Canterbury, to participate in the social recovery of the city.
Interact Canterbury managed initial responses to the earthquake by the Tindall and Todd Foundations and has been involved in a number of voluntary support activities for people made more vulnerable by the disaster. Interact Canterbury took over Project Management of the Working Together More Fund during 2012, a collaborative fund supported by six charitable Foundations to support non-profit organisations around New Zealand improve service quality by working together.
The Fund exists to support collaboration. It funds community organisations to work together and make a greater difference for people and communities. Often benefits from working together exceed expectations, improving personal relationships, impacting positively on work beyond the collaborative initiative, and sometimes leading to unexpected results. The time required means that the fund often provides the only way groups can commit to collaboration
“The fund is often the means to make great ideas happen. Groups wanting to develop a collaborative idea into reality can face obstacles to making it happen – the fund can help remove the cost barrier. I enjoy seeing that happen.”
For more information:
Postal Address: Interact Canterbury, P O Box 76166, Northwood, Christchurch 8548
Pam Oliver has over 20 years experience in research, evaluation, strategy and community development across a broad range of health, education and social services sectors, including projects for public sector, private sector, philanthropic and community organisations, including iwi. A majority of these projects have involved working with Māori and/or Pacific communities and agencies across Aotearoa, leading a multicultural evaluation team. Her approach to evaluation and research is focused on partnership and utilisation, so that there is learning and value for everyone involved in the process, as well as ultimate benefit for the communities being served. She is the Past Convenor of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (anzea), and was its founding Convenor, focusing on promoting quality standards in research and evaluation. She has contributed to a number of books on community psychology and evaluation, and presents regularly on professional development at national and international events. Pam’s work with The Tindall Foundation has focused primarily on supporting community organisations funded by The Tindall Foundation to develop an understanding of the value of evaluating their services for continuous quality improvement, together with assisting The Tindall Foundation to develop both mechanisms for measuring the value of its work and internal evaluation capability.
“Working with The Tindall Foundation is always stimulating because it’s always in a context of innovation where everyone is challenged to develop their own skills and thinking.”
For more information:
Phone: (09) 372 7749
– Independent Consultant
Melanie is an independent consultant who has worked for the Tindall Foundation on projects relating to our Promoting Generosity & Giving programme, including supporting the introduction of Payroll Giving in New Zealand and scoping other new forms of individual and corporate philanthropy. With 10 year’s experience in project management and research in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, Melanie has a specific interest in helping individuals and businesses engage with their communities in a meaningful and strategic way.
Working with the Tindall Foundation is exciting because they enable others to step outside the square and imagine what could be. Their ability to fund and support initiatives – new and old – isn’t constrained by rigid criteria or preconceived ideas. What I’ve really appreciated in working with the Tindall Foundation is the openness of the Foundation staff in sharing their knowledge and providing opportunities for growth. I feel proud to work with the Tindall Foundation because I can see that with their support communities are being impacted across New Zealand in new and exciting ways.
For more information:
Mobile: 021 178 2642
– Curative NZ Ltd
Curative is a social business; that works to enable community communication.
Working with leading community organisations, not-for-profits and social change initiatives, Curative works to increase capability and engagement in the community sector, break communication barriers, share learnings, and help influence social change in New Zealand.
Curative works with The Tindall Foundation to help improve our digital presence, including the design and development of our website, and the way in which we use social media.
“We really enjoy working with the whole team at The Tindall Foundation. The family values and passion for creating positive social change is evident in all of the work that The Foundation does, and the thoughtful manner in which they support the projects and initiatives that they fund.”