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

In this Webinar, Megan Courtney and Liz Weaver reflect on 25 years of collective wisdom in community change from Canada to New Zealand.

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

TONIC conference 2018

November 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter is full of great stuff! Two new blogs, our webinar and three community stories!

Rākau Tautoko

Building sustainable change: Why it’s important for community to own this challenge

A key question to ask is ‘How will things keep going once we step back?’. If the answer is from outside funding and expertise, then it is not sustainable. It’s not going to work.

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Latest Stories

  • Rākau Tautoko
    Building sustainable change: Why it’s important for community to own this challenge
    November 19, 2018
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From the blog

Treaty of Waitangi

Applying a Te Tiriti lens to our work and our lives

Jen Margaret, a Treaty advocate and educator, has been working with us to strengthen our engagement with Te Tiriti. Here, she talks about the importance of NZers valuing and recognising Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti – and ways of doing that.

10 year anniversary blog series: part three

In this blog, we talk about the pros and cons of social innovation and where we see CLD heading in the next ten years.

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