Inspiring Communities is an organisation that catalyses locally-led change. Because this achieves sustainable, effective outcomes.

We are a team of specialists in community-led development. We use our experience and expertise to mentor, broker, train and connect communities to become even better places to live, work and invest in.

Inspiring Communities is a backbone organisation: we operate across many sectors at multiple levels. We are the reference point for community-led development in New Zealand, building on international and local practice-based evidence to grow and share expertise.

Events

Upcoming 2018 workshops – save the dates!

Here’s a list of our upcoming workshops. Save the dates!

Find out what we have to offer you

Did you know that we offer advisory services, events, workshops, coaching, resources and more? Find out what we have to offer you here.

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News

Kids in park, Waitangirua, 2015

Growing a movement for child well-being

Lisa Woods, our Child Rich Communities (CRC) Lead, talks about the CRC Project and what needs to be done to secure better child well-being in Aotearoa.

Jim Dier’s latest reflections

Inspiring Communities has been working with Jim Diers since 2012. Over this time he has met with many communities, governments and local officials here and around the world. Here are his latest reflections, based on that experience.

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Latest Stories

  • Kids in park, Waitangirua, 2015
    Growing a movement for child well-being
    August 13, 2018
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From the blog

Kids in park, Waitangirua, 2015

Growing a movement for child well-being

Lisa Woods, our Child Rich Communities (CRC) Lead, talks about the CRC Project and what needs to be done to secure better child well-being in Aotearoa.

Jim Dier’s latest reflections

Inspiring Communities has been working with Jim Diers since 2012. Over this time he has met with many communities, governments and local officials here and around the world. Here are his latest reflections, based on that experience.

See all posts

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