Grantmaking in New Zealand: Giving That Works is research commissioned by Philanthropy New Zealand, and  conducted by Dr Richard Greatbanks of Otago Business School at the Universtiy of Otago. It hopes to provide useful insights into the philanthropic sector.

The research found that the New Zealand grantmaking sector is duopolisitc in nature. While this isn’t seen as necessarily detrimental, it requires careful thought as to how organisations within it, and particularly how the many smaller grantmakers, can be developed and supported more. Despite increasing levels of collaboration between grantmakers, the majority of organisations still appear to function in a largely autonomous manner and that organisations within the sector need to develop higher levels of collaboration.

Some of the report recommendations include:


Read the full report here.