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

Global Perspectives on Community Change webinar

Megan Courtney from IC and Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy from the Tamarack Institute will reflect on 25 years of collective wisdom in community change. You’ll hear about some of the most important shifts in the community change landscape and what that means for your own initiatives.

Communities and Policy workshop

Created with government officials in mind, this interactive workshop will apply a community-led development approach to the public policy process.

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News

10 year anniversary blog series: part two

In this blog, we’d like to talk about how authentic engagement needs the involvement of both community groups and local people; and about how leadership needs to be adaptive.

Reflections on Community Change

IC and the Tamarack Institute have co-written a new paper in which we reflect on changes in CLD over the past decade and discuss what the future holds. Read the full paper here.

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Latest Stories

  • 10 year anniversary blog series: part one
    September 21, 2018
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From the blog

10 year anniversary blog series: part two

In this blog, we’d like to talk about how authentic engagement needs the involvement of both community groups and local people; and about how leadership needs to be adaptive.

10 year anniversary blog series: part one

Inspiring Communities is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. So it’s time to reflect and celebrate! Here’s part one of a three part blog series on what we’ve learnt and what we’re thinking about going forward.

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