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Kids in poverty miss school as siblings share school uniform.

The very latest newsletter

Good Morning

Have you liked our Facebook page?

I know – some people don’t like Facebook. But its a great way to get snippets of info out immediately. And you dont have to post, you can just stalk us. We post at least once a day about something that is of interest to the sector here in WBOP. Here are the last few posts we put up.

  • Kids in poverty miss start of school year, as siblings share one uniform – Stuff
  • The big show that saves lives – NZ Herald
  • Tō Ao, Tō Reo: Your World, Your Voice
  • Cannabis – How it affects our health – an easy to read report from the Royal Society Te Apārangi

Go on, like our page – and be even better connected. Feel free to make comments on any of our items.


Are you worried about the impacts of poverty on children?

SociaLink have invited the Child Poverty Action Group to come to Tauranga to meet with the social sector as an opportunity to learn more about what they do and what issues they are tackling. SociaLink also wants to gauge interest in establishing a local child poverty action network. There are similar networks operating in different parts of Aotearoa and can pretty much be as active as we want it to be If there is interest SociaLink is happy to support the running of such a group, equally we are happy if another organisation wishes to support such a network. Georgie Craw from the Child Poverty Action Group and Alan Johnson from Salvation Army Policy group will be visiting The Kollective on Monday 24 February at 1.00pm. If you’re interested in joining the conversation email: kathy@socialink.org.nz If you are interested in how child poverty is measured, visit CPAGs website – it’s very clever!


Meet our newest team member

Liz Flaherty is fairly well known in the social sector here in the WBOP. She has over 25 years’ experience working in social services as an educator, family violence advocate, community development practitioner and researcher. As our new Community Insights Lab Manager she will be doing more detailed planning for the CIL, build relationships with holders of data and start using data to help the sector.  What does all this mean? The sector will soon have access to more detailed data to support informed decision making. They will have support to access information that is now available and the ability to mash data for more complex solutions. Part of the programme will be about educating what is possible, learning the language of data and exploring more options and solutions. At the moment Liz is still setting systems up and getting to know people around the sector. Feel free to contact Liz on lizflaherty@socialink.org.nz, or by phone on 021 193 5218.


Connect with a mentor to grow your leadership in NFP organisations

First, we meet with you to learn your specific goals, existing challenges and areas you’d like to improve in as a leader. Next, our orientation programme prepares you to maximise the mentoring relationship. Once completed, we connect you with a mentor who can help you meet your goals. We have a pool of mentors from all sorts of sectors, so you get a valuable outside perspective on your work. From here, you and your mentor will meet at least once per month, for six months. Typically, you will discuss progress against your goals and any successes and challenges since the previous meeting. Then, you’ll make a plan for what you are going to achieve in the following month, which is reported on in the next session. Read more specifics here and apply


Want to have a highly charged and productive board? Here are two options:

 

No. 1

In partnership with BayTrust, Exult will be running a Governance Workshop in Tauranga on Saturday 29th February 2020, 9.30am – 4pm. We have space for 8 organisations to attend this heavily subsidised session.  Please note, your organisation will need to meet Bay Trust funding criteria in order to take part. Read more and book

No. 2

IoD’s Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials in Tauranga at a reduced cost!
Gain a confident grasp of robust board processes, good decision-making, and board operations in a not-for-profit context with this Institute of Directors course. Course description In this one-day course you will learn the roles and responsibilities of the board and directors from a not-for-profit perspective. At the end of the course you will have a confident grasp of board relationships, robust processes, good decision-making, and the main elements of board operations. Content covered
  • Governance, legal, and regulatory framework essentials
  • Board charters, the role of the board, culture and ethics, and board composition
  • Board protocols, meetings, and papers
  • Board and management relationships and succession planning
Date:  24 March 2020  Time: 8.30am – 5pm.
Cost: Non-IoD members: $450 incl (usually $1080) IoD members $380 incl (usually $850) Read more and book

A very interesting read

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

by Johann Hari What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we really solve them? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking antidepressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true – and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong. Available on Amazon

Vacancy

Manager – Welcome Bay Community Centre 30 hours per week – focusing on community wellness and development for Welcome Bay, Hairini, Maungatapu, Poike. For more information please email: centremanager@welcomebay.org.nz

Thankyou to our supporters

Sponsorship and other topical topics

Whakatauki – SociaLink

 Submitted by Tamati Tata 

 

“Uhia te kahui korowai

 

 

“SociaLink will offer our skills and support to all people and communities

Hei Parirau, he Kohinga a rohe

That they will feel safe and assured by our guidance

Ma o koringa whatu atawhai

That through our nurturing, training and skilful hands

Pumau he Mutunga ngakau

Much will be achieved to their satisfactions.

Haumi e, ui e, taiki e. “

Let it be so, we approve.”

 

Transform Your World of Sponsorship in 6 Easy Steps

You need more sponsorship income and more meaningful corporate partnerships.  It’s that simple.

As a sector we are flat out saving lives, researching cures, protecting the environment and making our world a better place.  And miraculously, we are trying to do all this fabulous work on a shoestring budget, with increasing demands on our time and ever diminishing resources.

Nothing you don’t already know, right?

Read more here and watch the free webinar.

A Community Insights Laboratory for the Western Bay of Plenty

Data-driven intelligence has long been used successfully in technical and business endeavours. There is an emergence of community sector data science laboratories that can draw on qualitative and quantitative data and disseminate this information in ways that is easy to digest to inform planning and decision making for community organisations.  Following a recent local feasibility study that demonstrated interest from the sector in such an initiative it is the right time for SociaLink, with funding from TECT, to be moving in this direction.

SociaLink are about to embark on this exciting new project and will be employing a person to work as our Community Insights Lab Manager. Read the job description here. Advertisement follows at the end of this page.

The Key Drivers of Poverty

This report was commissioned by Auckland City Mission and is called  ‘Speaking for Ourselves – The truth about what keeps people in poverty from those who live it.”

It summarises research from 100 Auck based families over a year, with a lot of information from their own stories in their own words.

It identifies and examines 8 key drivers that keep people trapped in a state of constant financial hardship, with lots of insight and information about the complex issues people are faced with and unexpected consequences. 8-(

The 8 drivers are:

1.Debt 2. Justice 3. Housing 4. Employment 5. Health 6. Food insecurity 7. Services 8. Education

Published in 2014 so some policy issues may have changed,  but many things still the same or worse…and while the stories are unique, they are also universal.

 It includes ‘the key change we need to see’ under each driver. Auckland-City-Mission read here.

Professional Development and Events

We’ve got lots of special events and training coming up. Take a look at our events page and book ahead early.

Starting  next Monday: Storytelling with Dawn Picken – book here

Mayoral Forum – designed to ask the hard questions about issues that the Social sector deals with daily, and around arts and culture – book here

And more…

Big Buddy is a registered Charitable Trust providing a mentoring programme for boys 7-14 who don’t have a dad or significant male in their lives. We find and screen good men in the community who volunteer to ‘show up, spend time and come back’.Read more….

We are interested in hearing from groups we haven’t yet engaged. If you are interested in knowing more about Big Buddy, have questions or feedback, you are invited to a consultation meeting at:

The Kollective 143 17th Avenue, Tauranga
Thursday 10th October 2019, 3.00 – 5.00pm

 Please RSVP to steve@bigbuddy.org.nz for catering purposes. If you have any questions or can’t make it on the 10th Oct but would like to know more, please email or call me on 0274 509 729.

The Future of Governance in the NFP

A report into the future of governance for New Zealand’s NGOs, produced by the Centre for Social Impact in partnership with the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business, has identified a need for considerable investment into NGO governance capabilities.

Read  more….

The Funding Gap

An independent study into the gap between what the social service sector is funded to deliver and what it in fact delivers was released recently by the Social Service Providers Aotearoa. This report backs up what SociaLink has also reported on in the Western BOP.

Read the report from Social Service Providers Aotearoa here.

Webinar on the Charities Act Review

Sue Barker and Dave Henderson recently updated people on the Charities Act Review during a Philanthropy NZ hosted webinar. You can access a summary and link to the webinar on PNZ’s website.

St Peters Lifeskills Course

This FREE 8-week course covers budgeting and practical money saving tips, getting organised and making good decisions, healthy eating, positive well-being and healthy relationships.  The next course starts on Thursday 17 October, details are in the St Peters flyer.

Vacancies

Service Manager with Connexu – closes Friday 27th September

Community Insights Lab Manager – closes Friday 11 October or apply through Seek

September Newsletter

Ko Mauao te maunga, ko Tauranga te Moana, 
ko Taakitimu me Mataatua oku waka,
Ko Ngati Ranginui me Ngaiterangi oku iwi,
ko Ngai Tamarawaho me Ngai Tamawhariua oku hapu,
ko Huria md Te Rereatukahia oku marae. 
Ko Rihi raua ko Morehu Ngatoko-Rahipere oku maatua. 
Ko Joy Ngatoko Jack-Kino ahau

Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa. 
Nau mai ki te wahaanga Maori, o te panui mo SociaLink.

To kick-start Te Reo Maori week we combined a morning tea with a quiz, in collaboration with organisations based here at The Kollective, what a great way to start Te Wiki o te Reo Maori.  (Maori Language Week). Congratulations to the winning team for their awesome prize of – Knowledge!

SociaLink is also contributing to this kaupapa, by profiling some of the Maori artwork and designs at The Kollective, their meaning and/or significance to Maori.  We will do this over time beginning with Te Poutama – Stairway to Heaven (pictured on either side of this korero).  Te Poutama also adorns the reception area at The Kollective.

Te Poutama, is displayed within a tukutuku (weaved/plaited) panel inside the whare tupuna (meeting house) at Huria marae, home to Ngai Tamarawaho.  It’s also a part of many other marae throughout Tauranga Moana, and Aotearoa.

Te Poutama – has significant and educational meanings. 
Resembling a stairway or stepped pattern, it symbolises genealogies as well as various levels of learning and intellectual achievement.

The mythical origins of Maori society, symbolises the spiritual power of Taawhaki(s) climb to the top most heavens, to bring back sacred knowledge, with challenges at each level, before he succeeded.

 According to Tainui (Waikato) tradition, Taawhaki scaled the heavens to reach a higher understanding of all aspects within the world, an understanding that he would bring home as a platform of knowledge for his people.

Te Poutama – Stairway to Heaven – Whakapapa (genealogies), levels of attainment and advancement, and the growth of man striving for superior knowledge and religion.

Outcomes and next steps following the launch of the research Opening the Blinds to the Real Life of Us

Thank you to those of you who attended the launch, we hope you found the research, videos and art installation of interest and of use to your mahi.  We are very grateful for your feedback on next steps for SociaLink, in concert with the social sector, we have listened!  

Key themes from the feedback we received from the social sector was the need for collaboration, with many types of collaboration suggested, that initiatives be community led, to undertake advocacy and to raise community awareness.

Following the launch SociaLink met with Minister Poto Williams, Minister of the Community and Voluntary Sector and Associate Minister for Social Development.  The Minister advised a good approach is to identify a pressing local community issue and for the sector to take a collaborative approach to present to central government in seeking a partnership to addressing the community issue.  She has offered to arrange meetings with relevant Ministers to present a proposal. 

Next steps

The suggestion of the Minister aligns nicely with the feedback from the social sector.  The first step is to identify a local community issue that is well evidenced, ideally aligns with government priorities and if possible where the sector is already working together. SociaLink is utilising the research and sector feedback to identify a local community issue.  We aim to identify an issue and then bring together or support any other organisation who wishes to progress a collaborative, sector driven and community led approach.

Other next steps are:

  •  Raise community awareness and empathy about social issues in the western Bay of Plenty
  • Hold a session with providers of education, training and professional development about the research related to the capability building needs of the social sector
  • Continued dissemination of the research and videos.

Action to date:

  • Inclusion of the art installation depicting family violence in Red Square as part of the Groundswell festival and circulating the video about the local prevalence of family harm
  • Utilisation of information about sector training needs to inform professional development that SociaLink offers
  • As a result of a meeting with Treasury they have offered to assist the collaborative effort to address a local community issue by utilising the Living Standards Framework to build a business case to present to central government
  • Dissemination of the research to central government and national NGO umbrella organisations

SociaLink – AGM

You’re invited to come to the Social Sector Innovation WBOP Charitable Trust’s AGM on

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 2pm at The Kollective

Hear about our achievements and activities. Meet board members and some staff. Enjoy a cup of tea and hear from our guest speakers.

Guest speakers: Bill Murphy Purpose Capital Impact Fund and Enterprise Angels: on Impact Investing

Peri Kohu – Partnerships with Māori

Please rsvp: kathy@socialink.org.nz

 

Board Matching Service

Do you know about our Board Matching Service? If you would like to donate your time to being a member of a charitable board, or you have a vacancy on your board, you may find what you want here.

We already have a number of candidates and vacancies. Check them out!

Disability Support Services Community Conversations 2019

Disability Support Services are travelling to towns around New Zealand to talk about the supports and services you or your whânau may access – and we want you to join us.

This is also your opportunity to meet our new Deputy Director-General, Adri Isbister, and hear about her vision for disability support services.

Thursday 3 October at Classic Flyers, 1pm – 4pm

Register: disability@health.govt.nz, Call:         0800 855 066

When you register please include the following information: session you’re attending, the location you’re registering for, your company or organisation you’re representing (if applicable), If you have any requirements for equipment or interpreters, if you have any dietary requirements.

Cultural Support for your Organisation

SociaLink is now offering individual support in Māori culture on a one off basis from our Māori Engagement Advisor. Email to book a session. This is a limited but free service.

Kiwi Leaders ‘Kai & Korero’ is a forum that brings together young Māori studying, working or interested in the primary industries to share ideas and knowledge, create opportunities and connections with peers and the business community, increase confidence, raise profiles and professional development.

Our first session is all about the benefits of networking. Special guest Anthony Ririnui (National Manager Māori Banking Services at ASB Bank) will present an interactive workshop on why networking is valuable and how we can maximise on networking opportunities.

Thursday 3 October at 5.30pm at The Kollective

This event is free of charge. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Register here

 

Want to know more about our Digital Technology Programme?

Bryan our DT expert has created a new website that gives you all the info you need. Take a look around.

 

 

 

 

Connecting Through Kōrero Videos – Suicide Prevention Videos

He mihi tēnei ki a koutou katoa i runga i ngā tūahuatanga maha o te wā.  Nga mihi ki ngā mahi hauora e kawea nei e koutou ki te manaaki i ngā tāngata, whānau, hapū, iwi, hapori katoa o Tauranga Moana me Te Tai Hauauru o Te Moana o Toi

Yesterday the Chief Coroner released Aotearoa’s provisional suicide statistics. Sadly, 685 people died by suspected suicide in the last year – a disproportionate number of these people were Māori.

We want you to know you don’t have to be an expert to kōrero about suicide with your whānau – you just have to be willing to listen with aroha. The below video highlights the importance of checking in with whānau if you notice something is up. It was produced in collaboration with our whānau at Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust.

The video is part of our new suicide prevention video suite Connecting through Kōrero – Kōrerohia ngā mahi whakamomori ki te hunga taiohi.

 Please pass on this email and the links to everybody and anybody in your professional or whānau networks who you think would like to or benefit from these resources.

 

Funding Gap for community social services

Report shows $630 million government funding shortfall for community social services

The government is underfunding social service providers delivering services that are essential to the wellbeing of New Zealand children, families, whānau and communities by an estimated $630 million a year, an independent study has found.

The study found that the government funds social service providers for less than two thirds of the actual costs of delivering the essential services they are contracted to provide, often for some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable people.

It found that providers generally don’t receive enough to cover basic running costs, are unable to pay enough to attract and retain the staff they need, and are struggling to meet demand. They are often relying on philanthropic funding to make ends meet on basic costs such as rent and wages.

According to the study:
• Basic operating costs are being underfunded by about $130 million a year;
• Wages are being underfunded by about $300 million a year;
• The gap between funded and actual (absorbed) demand is nearly $200 million a year;
• 83% of providers surveyed are reliant on philanthropy to meet their core costs

The research and analysis was completed between April and August this year by MartinJenkins. Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) commissioned the study on behalf of New Zealand social service providers and philanthropic organisations. It looked at the funding gap for organisations contributing to the wellbeing of children, young people, individuals, families, whānau and communities around New Zealand.

SSPA National Manager Brenda Pilott said the provider services are essential to the wellbeing of New Zealanders and it is imperative that the government fully funds them.

The report makes 39 recommendations — some immediate and some longer term.

Download the full report here: Social Service System – The Funding Gap and How to Bridge It

Sitting for nine and a half hours a day linked to early death

New research data found that spending nine-and-a-half hours or more each day sedentary is associated with a statistically significant increased risk of death. Read more:

Male Survivors BOP is a Peer Support service for boys and men who are suffering from trauma following sexual assault.

We would be delighted if you and your colleagues could come along and find out what service we provide and how we can be mutually beneficial. This is also an opportunity for everyone to meet and build on existing relationships and to forge some new ones. We can share stories and explore opportunities to enhance our success and the impact of our services.

Where? 31 Gloucester Road, Bayfair.

When?  Tuesday 17th September at 12:00-2:00pm OR 6:00-8:00pm

RSVP: to Andrew Buckley

TRAINING AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS

23rd September, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

The Impact of Climate Change on the social sector – Dr Nikki Harre,

Dr Nikki Harre

25th September

9.30am – 4pm

Growing great volunteer teams – Exult

EastBay REAP

Whakatane

30th September at 4.30pm

Mayoral Forum, all Mayoral candidates focusing on the social sector RSVP here

The Village Hall

30th September – 9.30am –

How to tell your story with impact – Part 1. with Dawn Picken, Journalist, TV anchor presenter, tutor.

The Kollective

8th October

6.00 – 8pm

Running a Meeting – Exult

Rotorua

14th October 10.00am – 3.00pm

Going the Extra Mile Without Killing Yourself!!!!

Getting your life and work balanced – Barbara Hill

The Kollective

14th October

Coaching Programme begins – 6 coaching sessions for Chief Executives, Board Chairs, senior leaders or emerging leaders.

By phone

15th , 16th October

FREE 2 day evaluation workshops and support for public health organisation

Millenium Hotel, Rotorua

21st October, 11am – 12.30pm

Māori Culture – last session

The Kollective

24th October –part 2

How to Pitch your story – Part 2 with Dawn Picken Journalist, TV anchor presenter, tutor.

The Kollective

28th October 12noon – 1.00pm

Impact Investing – Terri Eggleton, Bay Trust

The Kollective

21 October

6.00 – 8pm

Running an Effective Meetings – Exult

Taupo

30 October

6.00 – 8pm

The Power of Policies

Whakatane

4th – 5th November

Beyond Diversity – a powerful 2 day workshop  designed to transform your understanding of how race impacts our lives, our work and our communities.

Club Mt Maunganui

45 Kawaka St

Mt Maunganui

7th – 8th November

Tonic Conference – Exult

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport

14th November

Running an Effective Meeting – Exult

Tauranga

28th November

Designing and analysing feedback forms email: easy.evaluation@massey.ac.nz

Tauranga

With thanks to our funders

Upcoming opportunities

Our whakatauki

Uhia te kahui korowai Hei Parirau he Kohinga a rohe, Ma o Koringa a rohe Ma o Koringa what atawhai, Pumau he mutunga Ngakau. Haumi e, ui e, Taiki e

SociaLink will offer our skills and support to all people and communities, That they will feel safe and assured by our guidance, That through our nurturing, training and skilful hands much will be achieved to their satisfaction. Let it be so.

MAYORAL FORUM

The Western Bay of Plenty has many serious issues to deal with: housing and homeless, high domestic violence rates, racism, poverty, and much more.

How will the incoming Mayor lead the new council in ways to help solve these problems? It’s about much more than rates, roads and rubbish.

We want to ask our Mayoral candidates questions around the social issues we deal with daily.

Join us for the Mayoral Forum on:

Monday 30th September at 4.30pm

Village Hall at the Historic Village

Book at https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event614

How to go the extra mile without killing yourself!

Getting your work and life balanced.

  • How we recognize effects of stress on ourselves
  • Assessment tools
  • Ensuring how not to stand to close to edge ( recognising early warnings)Useful tools
  • How to de-stress easily

Barbara has facilitated groups for approximately 40 years, 8 with Relationships Aotearoa and has a keen interest in the mind / body connection. She worked in a psychiatric hospital as well as with families & individuals and nowadays leads retreats for women who are anxious and under stress or burnout.

Her life has been an example of how not to do it, but its been valuable learning!

Book here

 

 

 

Thanks to our funders. If it wasnt for them, we would not be able to support the social sector in so many ways.

How was the research launch? Find the answer and more here.

Our whakatauki

Uhia te kahui korowai Hei Parirau he Kohinga a rohe, Ma o Koringa a rohe Ma o Koringa what atawhai, Pumau he mutunga Ngakau. Haumi e, ui e, Taiki e

SociaLink will offer our skills and support to all people and communities, That they will feel safe and assured by our guidance, That through our nurturing, training and skilful hands much will be achieved to their satisfaction. Let it be so.

Minister Poto Williams – Minister of Community and Voluntary, Associate Minister of Immigration, Social Development and Regeneration launched our research to around 90 people on Friday 9 August.

In SociaLink’s meeting with the Minister we asked how the issues raised in the research can be progressed, she suggested that a local collaborative sector response be organised to prioritise need and to demonstrate a collective approach to addressing needs.  In return the Minister advised that she would be happy to organise a meeting with the relevant Ministers.  SociaLink intends to support the sector to facilitate a collaborative, community led response to a prioritised issue to make the most of the opportunity to engage with central government.

For more information about the outcomes of this event, keep an eye on this page.

Download the reports here:

 

   

Tamati Tata welcoming the Minister                  Minister Poto Williams                                       The Opening with Carly Shorter

The representative from Legacy Funerals with Liz Davies presenting the award for the Art with Purpose competition to Maria Kausaleinen for her work depicting family violence.

Mayoral Forum focusing on social issues in WBOP

The social sector has not had the opportunity to meet with Mayoral candidates to challenge them on their views on the future. So here is our opportunity. Council can do many things to improve the lot of our vulnerable people. Lets get everyone thinking this way. Have your questions ready to ask on:

Monday September 30th at 4.30pm at the Village Hall in the Historic Village.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. RSVP here.

 

 

 

Minister Tracy Martin’s visit

Two community hui were held recently in Rotorua and Whakatane respectively where Minister for Children, Hon. Tracey Martin outlined the key issues Oranga Tamariki are currently facing and suggestions for the approach that Oranga Tamariki are taking to address these.

There was a common desire expressed to see fewer children and young people needing the help of Oranga Tamariki and the Minister was clear about her desire to work closely with whānau, hapu, iwi and local kaumātua and kuia to develop and enhance prevention and early intervention.

The main reason a child goes into care of Oranga Tamariki is through family violence exacerbated by drug, alcohol and mental health issues.  The reminder of just how many children lost their lives in the past 10 years through violence showed a very high percentage were of Māori decent and they died at the hands of whānau and/or friends of whānau.

Both hui were positive and the collective feedback form attendees is that Māori are in crisis.  This was acknowledged and the Minister invited whānau, hapu, iwi and local community to engage with us to provide feedback and proposals around questions posed at the hui.

 

 

MSD FAMILY VIOLENCE FUNDING

A new approach MSD family-violence-funding-approach July 2019

Personal Coaching

is a collaborative, solution-focused partnership that helps participants produce the results they want as leaders for the organisation and for their personal lives. Through the process of coaching, leaders improve their performance, increase their energy, maximise opportunities, build engagement and enhance their enjoyment. Coaching is not simply a conversation – it is about action and change.

If you would like to benefit from personal coaching apply now. You need to be either in, or aspire to be a general manager, board trustee or chair and wish to extend your capability through working on a specific area.

Here are some words that earlier participants used to describe their experience:

Guidance, Support, Progress, Insightful, reflective, reframing, Insight, focus, accountability, mindset shifts, sounding board, Empowering, confidence, clarity, Hugely grateful, heard and supported, – life changing.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Apply here.

 

One2One Hands on Help with Funding 

  • Do you need some advice on obtaining funding – where and how?
  • A specialist eye on your grant application?
  • How to manage the fund when you’re successful?
  • How to plan for your funding? etc and so on.

You can  make an appointment with Tracy our funding guru to give you some free advice.

Make an appointment here.

 

Cultural Coaching

Would you like an individual coaching session on Māori cultural issues?

Our Māori Engagement Advisor Joy, is willing to help you with cultural Māori cultural issues on an organisational basis. To speak with Joy and book a one off session email: joy@socialink.org.nz

Tax and Charities

Read an update here.

Good Governance

In partnership with BayTrust, Exult will be running a Governance Workshop in Tauranga on Saturday 7th September 2019, 9.30am – 4pm. We have space for 8 organisations to attend this heavily subsidised session.

When: Saturday 7th September 2019. 9.30am – 4pm
Where: Tauranga Coastguard, Sulphur Point Marina, Tauranga

Cost: Usually this workshop costs $950 per organisation, but BOP Organisations pay just $400 thanks to a subsidy from Bay Trust.

To register or for more information: Email rosie@exult.co.nz 

Creative Views – Groundswell Event 26 August – 2 September 2019

 

When: 26 August – 2 September 

Where: Red Square, Tauranga CBD

Groundswell marks the launch of Creative Bay of Plenty’s pilot project ‘Creative Views’. An initiative to bring a vacant CBD storefront to life through collaboration and creativity.

Creative Bay of Plenty aims to provide a taster of what can be achieved in vacant spaces in the Tauranga CBD by adding colour and vibrancy to a once empty window.

The ‘Creative Views’ window features two installations during the Groundswell Festival. Otherworldly creations will be on display thanks to BOP Film, as well as the winning 2019 SociaLink ‘Legacy Trust “Art With Purpose” Award Installation by local artist Maria Kausalainen sharing a powerful message about social issues in our community.

It is important to note that the beautiful building being used is available to lease. It offers expansive window frontage with a north-facing aspect which utilises natures best spotlight, “The Sun”, to light up the window and store

Join us for an Express 2-hour Workshop on:

‘Strategic Planning Part 1: Crafting Your Vision and Mission’

Having a Vision and Mission statement that truly reflects your purpose is incredibly powerful, but how many do you know that just don’t make sense?
A powerful vision connects people with your organisation, empowers your team, provides direction and frames everything your team does.Looking for good ideas, information and advice for running your non-profit?

Thursday 29 August 6pm – 8pm – Waipuna Park Pavilion – more info here

Want to be re-energised for your role in the community? Check out Tonic Magazine – a quarterly publication which covers all the issues related to non-profits in New Zealand.

TRAINING AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 3 MONTHS

7th September 9.30am – 4pm

Governance, including models, strategic planning, more here – Exult. Email Rosie@exult.co.nz to book

Tauranga Coastguard, Sulphur Point Marina

16th September 11am – 12.30pm

Māori Culture

The Kollective

23rd September, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

The Impact of Climate Change on the social sector – Dr Nikki Harre,

Dr Nikki Harre

30th September at 4.30pm

Mayoral Forum, all Mayoral candidates focusing on the social sector RSVP here

The Village Hall

30th September – 10.30am –2.00pm

How to tell your story with impact – Part 1. with Dawn Picken, Journalist, TV anchor presenter, tutor.

The Kollective

8th October

6.00 – 8pm

Running a Meeting – Exult

Rotorua

14th October 10.00am – 3.00pm

Going the Extra Mile Without Killing Yourself!!!!

Getting your life and work balanced – Barbara Hill

The Kollective

14th October

Coaching Programme begins – 6 coaching sessions for Chief Executives, Board Chairs, senior leaders or emerging leaders.

By phone

21st October, 11am – 12.30pm

Māori Culture – last session

The Kollective

24th October –part 2

How to Pitch your story – Part 2 with Dawn Picken Journalist, TV anchor presenter, tutor.

The Kollective

28th October 12noon – 1.00pm

Impact Investing – Terri Eggleton, Bay Trust

The Kollective

21 October

6.00 – 8pm

Running an Effective Meetings – Exult

Taupo

30 October

6.00 – 8pm

The Power of Policies

Whakatane

4th – 5th November

Beyond Diversity – a powerful 2 day workshop  designed to transform your understanding of how race impacts our lives, our work and our communities.

Club Mt Maunganui

45 Kawaka St

Mt Maunganui

7th – 8th November

Tonic Conference – Exult

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport

14th November

Running an Effective Meeting – Exult

Tauranga

5 – 8th November

Partnership Brokers Training – a 4-day skills development course for those involved in brokering and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships – Thought Partners

Te Wahanga Atawhai Mercy Conf Centre

15 Guildford Tce Wgtn

VACANCIES

Avalon is looking for an energetic, proactive, and dynamic Facilitator to join Avalon on a 1 -year fixed term position, while one of our team is on parental leave. Read more about this vacancy and application details here .

Applications close on 5th September.

AGM – SociaLink

You’re invited to come to the Social Sector Innovation WBOP Charitable Trust’s AGM on

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 2pm

Guest speaker: Bill Murphy Purpose Captial Impact Fund and Enterprise Angels: on Impact Investing

Please rsvp: kathy@socialink.org.nz

Many thanks to our funders. Without them, none of this would be possible.

 

Even more good news and events – August

One 2 One Hands on Help with Funding Applications

 

Need help with your funding applications? Book a time to get some personal advice from our own guru, Tracy Stockman.

Please use the booking form to secure your time.

Personal Coaching

is a collaborative, solution-focused partnership that helps participants produce the results they want as leaders for the organisation and for their personal lives. Through the process of coaching, leaders improve their performance, increase their energy, maximise opportunities, build engagement and enhance their enjoyment. Coaching is not simply a conversation – it is about action and change.

Here are some words that earlier participants used to describe their experience:

Guidance, Support, Progress, Insightful, reflective, reframing, Insight, focus, accountability, mindset shifts, sounding board, Empowering, confidence, clarity, Hugely grateful, heard and supported, – life changing.

Apply here.

 

SociaLink has produced a series of research reports and videos to raise awareness of social issues in the Western Bay of Plenty and to better understand the sector. The theme for the launch of this research is Opening the Blinds of the Real Life of Us.

Minister Poto Williams will launch the event and be available for a limited number of questions. At the same time you can view the winner of the Legacy Trust, Art with Purpose award. This  piece of art illustrates the issues in this area in a dramatic way.

Coffee & tea will be available from 8.30am onwards.

Friday 16 August at 8.45am – 1.30pm at The Village Hall in the Historic Village

Please note the new date which has been changed to fit with the Ministers diary.

Bookings are essential.

 

 

Working with Gender Diversity

3 hour interactive workshop that will help you to understand the issues involved in working with gender diversity. You will learn that when we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.

Transgender and gender diverse people around the world and in Aotearoa New Zealand still face significant barriers in acceptance. Gender Dynamix New Zealand believes this need not be the case and started this support organisation to advocate for all transgender and gender diverse people in New Zealand and educate the New Zealand public about the issues that transgender and gender diverse people in Aotearoa New Zealand face.

Finance Essentials

2 short sessions that will build your knowledge and better equip you to manage your organisation’s finances.

Tuesday 27 August – 9.00am – 12 noon

Tuesday 10 September – 9.00am – 12noon

Learn and understand the language

Find out about profit and loss, balance sheets, budgeting and cash flow and much more. Get your questions answered.

This course is suitable for Managers and Board members.

 

Thank you to our funders