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.


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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Ngā mihi o te tau hou!

Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Happy New Year! We’re back after a relaxing and refreshing break and we’re ready to take on 2019.

Our 10 year celebration video

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary by having a party and inviting some of the other changemakers who’ve been part of our journey. Take a look at this video, capturing some of the highlights from a very memorable night.

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  • Our 10 year celebration video
    December 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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