Training Workshop: Alternative forms of finance

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11 April 12-2pm NZDT and 12 April 12-2pm NZDT

The international development and humanitarian aid sector is always looking to alternative sources of funds, and finding new ways of receiving and saving money, however, in the CID 2020-21 survey of members, it was shown that the older models still prevail.

In this workshop, we will hear from experts and users of some of the less well utilised funding sources and ways of financing.

Session one

We will hear from the CEO of Philanthropy NZ, and receive information on a new matching service. Philanthropy (0.25% of funding) remains a largely untapped source of funding for CID members. We will also hear from some of our members on new ways to receive and to distribute funds, including blockchain, cryptocurrency and direct cash transfers.

Session two

We will hear from several experts on Impact Investments, including from within our membership, an overseas NGO, and a NZ based impact fund organisation. They will explain how impact investing works, and how your organisation could utilise this new way of funding positive environmental and social outcomes.

Who should attend 

This four hour workshop will be of interest to fundraisers, senior leadership, innovators, and anyone who wants to understand philanthropy, blockchain, cash transfers, impact investing, and more.


Informative and interactive online workshops
2x two-hour zoom sessions

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Sue McCabe – Chief Executive Philanthropy New Zealand |Tōpūtanga Tuku Aroha o Aotearoa. Sue has a diverse professional and volunteering background spanning public, not-for-profit and private sectors.  She has previously held not-for-profit Chief Executive roles, as well as public sector communication management positions. She is a co-founder and trustee of not-for-profit the Community Comms Collective; and co-founder and director of social enterprise The Good Registry.

Janice Wong - Chief Financial Officer at ChildFund New Zealand. I look after the finance team for ChildFund New Zealand and have been here for four years. I contribute integrity to the financial elements of the team, along with a commercial and strategic view to ChildFund, all aligning to our vision and mission to the children we serve. I love working with a tight cohort of colleagues who are passionate about our mission and what we are trying to achieve, along with being effective and productive in making it happen.

Hannah Tamata - Program Manager Oxfam Vanuatu. A Vanuatu national, Hannah has worked in the field of social inclusion, participatory planning and management and gender mainstreaming for four years. Working with NGOs and management consulting firms in Vanuatu, she has developed gender mainstreaming checklists, guidelines and training manuals for integration at various levels including policy and law reform, local, national and sub-national government, gender responsive projects and humanitarian support, transitional justice and community reconciliation. Participating in various kinds of research on women's empowerment issues, Hannah has operated with a special focus on women's roles in macro and micro economic; peace and governance, gender justice and ending GBV, women's political participation and decision making from women's human rights perspectives. Hannah is highly experienced in working with remote communities across Vanuatu. She has strong analytical skills and research experience which are complimented by a history of advocacy approaches that allowed her to build strong partnerships and garner influence in the government, civil society, private sector, native administration spheres.

Bill Murphy - Executive Director at Purpose Capital Limited. Driven to make a difference, Bill founded New Zealand’s largest angel investment group, Enterprise Angels, in 2008 investing over $58m in 100+ start-up businesses to date.  Now Bill is helping establish ‘impact’ investing. In 2019 he founded New Zealand’s largest impact investing fund, Purpose Capital, which raised $22m to drive social and environmental change. Bill has always held a deep spiritual belief in the innate goodness of people and a desire to make the world a better place. Impact investing is a natural progression of Bill’s expertise and belief. Bill is a qualified accountant in the US and NZ, a Director of Enterprise Angels and of EA GP, which governs Enterprise Angels’ three investment funds. Bill has also worked in economic development and he and his wife Rose operate the Developmental Learning Centre working with children with learning difficulties.

Laura Scott - Head of Impact Investment at Save the Children Australia. Laura leads Save the Children’s first impact investment fund, established in 2020. She is responsible for the investment pipeline and portfolio of investments, working with founders and conducting due diligence on investment opportunities, as well as the management and administration of the Fund. Prior to this, Laura worked in Kenya as a Principal at Open Capital Advisors where she worked with investors and early-stage businesses across a number of countries in Africa and Asia. Laura started her career at Accenture and spent six years in management consulting, primarily in the energy, financial services and not-for-profit sectors. From 2014 to 2016 Laura was Head of Strategy at Save the Children Australia and also spent a year being seconded to Save the Children International in London.

Jackson Rowland – Director at Ākina Invest. Jackson is a firm believer in the potential impact investing has to transform some of the most significant challenges facing New Zealand, and has been working towards this for a number of years. From an initial career in corporate law advising on capital raising transactions, Jackson has since worked either within impact-oriented organisations or helped them gain investment. Through this work he has advised large numbers of organisations on their impact investment goals, and worked with them on their journey to achieve these. Jackson’s career highlight is one of his current projects, as part of the management team of New Zealand’s first impact investment fund, the Impact Enterprise Fund. 

Jennifer Boggiss has spent the last 15 plus years putting Tonga on the global vanilla map, building a purpose-driven brand that is respected by award winning chefs and foodies around the world. The first crop was harvested in 2005 and was handed to Jennifer by her father which was a pivotal moment as she was searching for a new challenge and a ‘purpose’ driven career. From this moment Jennifer took on the mission of finding a market for the Vanilla to ensure a sustainable business could be developed to benefit the community. Vanilla is the delicious, joyous, much-loved ingredient added to the great things in life like baking, birthdays, get togethers, laughter, celebrations and milestones. Heilala’s pure vanilla products have been used by pastry chefs and home bakers on a global level, and in recent years Heilala has become the world’s most awarded vanilla.   Jennifer has strong and respected connections in Tonga along with close relationships with the women who manage Heilala Vanilla Tonga. Following the disaster on 14th January this year Heilala Vanilla has raised over $160,000 through the Heilala Vanilla Foundation which alongside in-country partner MORDI has enabled both immediate relief and ongoing response. Jennifer leads a team of 25 in Tauranga where the company is based alongside the team in Tonga.

Gretchen Leuthart. Gretchen has a long and varied career in communications and marketing across central and local government and the NGO sector. Following completion of a Masters in Development Studies five years ago, Gretchen’s focus has been working alongside community organisations to drive social change by supporting quality monitoring and evaluation. She is a trustee for Common Unity Project Aotearoa and Wellington East Girls College Gretchen is a committed impact investor, wanting to invest where she can in a just and equitable future for Aotearoa’s people and the environment. Gretchen also wrote a CID discussion paper a few years ago on ‘Investment Impact: an idea whose time has come’.