Kate, Cyril and Ashlee from our donations team attended PNZ’s Great Grantmaking training this week in Wellington and got a lot out of it. They really enjoyed learning about grantmaking practices, strategic grantmaking and how other organisations engage with their donation recipients.

This was the first professional development workshop of its kind for people working in philanthropy and grantmaking. Around 50 people from trusts foundations, local and central government, and corporate philanthropy attended.

Kate and Cryil presented on behalf of The Tindall Foundation, talking about our donations process, the way we work, our more than money approach to giving, our funding managers and the way we process applications.

For our new team member Ashlee, this was a great opportunity to meet others in the sector. ‘’It was really interesting to hear about other organisation’s strategies and the way they work to engage with their funding recipients,’’ she said.

Kate agreed, ‘’I thought the two days were very informative and great to have professional development for the sector. The two days were all about building capacity and relationships within the sector and learning from each other. I was happy to meet new people.’’

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