"Share, mentor, collaborate, advocate - we can more than give" said Jenny Gill as conference Chair in her notes introducing the recent Philanthropy NZ conference
Auckland University students will be joining students from around the globe for the 2013 Imagine Cup world finals in Russia in July, as announced on Wednesday 24 March.
Imagine Cup is a global competition that challenges students to dream up new and innovative apps. With the support of Microsoft, their ideas are transformed into realities and taken from their region, to their country and finally to the world stage.
Early in March, Auckland was host to the second SOCANZ conference, following on from the first held in Wellington in August 2012.
The Innovation Auckland conference held from March 25-27 brought together a varied group of key note speakers from social innovation and social entrepreneurship experiences, sharing their knowledge with over 100 people who attended.
Net Squared recently held 2 meet-ups in Auckland and Wellington, bringing together groups of people to share their passion for social causes.
Eddy Helm and Jade Tang of Curative, an Auckland design and communications agency that work to enable community communication, spoke to the Net2Akl group on Communication for Social Change.
Learning online is an easy way to get the information you need without having to leave the office. Connecting Up, the organisation that runs the TechSoup New Zealand programme runs monthly webinars to help not-for-profits - many of which are free.
On 28 November, the NetSquared groups from Auckland, Wellington, Adelaide and Melbourne came together to host a NetSquared Down Under meet-up (#Net2DU).
On Tuesday 27 November, Microsoft hosted a free Connecting Communities event, with support from TechSoup New Zealand and Infoxchange, which showcased how information and communication technology (ICT) can transform the efficiency and effectiveness of an organisation to help deliver better social outcomes.