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:
- Pay Equity Survey Outcome Report
- Experience of Service Users Accessing Social Services Report
- Social Issues in the western Bay of Plenty
- Mapping the Social Sector in western Bay of Plenty – Overview
- SociaLink_Report on Waiting Lists
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax and Charities
Read an update here.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
6.00 – 8pm
Running a Meeting – Exult
14th October 10.00am – 3.00pm
Going the Extra Mile Without Killing Yourself!!!!
Getting your life and work balanced – Barbara Hill
Coaching Programme begins – 6 coaching sessions for Chief Executives, Board Chairs, senior leaders or emerging leaders.
21st October, 11am – 12.30pm
Māori Culture – last session
24th October –part 2
How to Pitch your story – Part 2 with Dawn Picken Journalist, TV anchor presenter, tutor.
28th October 12noon – 1.00pm
Impact Investing – Terri Eggleton, Bay Trust
6.00 – 8pm
Running an Effective Meetings – Exult
6.00 – 8pm
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
7th – 8th November
Tonic Conference – Exult
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to our funders. Without them, none of this would be possible.