What we're learning
We're keen to learn with and from the organisations we support. We want to know about what works and what doesn't work. Reflecting on this helps us understand the needs of organisations we work with. It also helps organisations be more effective in their work.
On this page are some stories and evaluations of work the Trust has undertaken in recent years. If they are summaries, the full version is available from the office.
Many of the organisations we support are happy to share information about their projects and what they've learned. Some of these will be formal evaluations, while others are informal documents that share learning experiences.
Evaluating advocacy work
This short paper contains a brief literature review, and descriptions of some useful resources. Hopefully it will be of use for people and organisations undertaking advocacy work, and their funders. It was prepared by Kathryn Nemec, evaluator for See Here. (2011)
Te Kāwai Toro
Evaluation of the way in which the Trust has addressed the under-representation of Māori in its philanthropic activities through its Te Kāwai Toro initiative - a summary. (2010)
Summary of a significant report surveying literature and practice concerning the needs of children in New Zealand with mild and moderate vision problems, containing recommendations from the sector of interest to improve the situation. (2008)
Final evaluation completed at the end of the project, and a summary version. (2012)
Evaluation of a workshop focused on strengthening capacity in the Tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector. (2008)
A guide to developing "youth-friendly" funding models in Aotearoa New Zealand. (2007)
Building Pacific Organisations
History and evaluation of a programme seeking to strengthen the governance, management and administrative capacity of Pacific-led organisations in New Zealand. (2006)
Refugee Employment Programme
Evaluation of a programme seeking to assist refugees gain and retain employment. (2005)
Strategic review of a grant-making body
Evaluation of a strategic review undertaken by the Trust. (2004)