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Our thinking

We are up to speed with the trends, emerging learning and evidence. And we are helping develop practice based evidence around effective community-led development.  In this section unpack complex theory and where possible highlight putting it into practice.


Collective and Collaborative Place Based Initiatives

A Knowledge Review: What Works, What Matters, Why and Guidance for the Peter... more

Working with Tāngata Whenua

Relationship building between tāngata whenua and tāngata Tiriti (all others... more

Our Advice to Incoming Ministers

Take a Community-led Approach to Achieve Government Objectives one... more

CLD 101

Are you after a quick summary?  read our short summary explaining CLD... more

Our CLD Election Manifesto

Inspiring Communities  has developed an election Manifesto that outlines... more

Our Theory of Change

Inspiring Communities has developed a new Theory of Change which has... more

Benefits to taking a CLD approach to economic and social policy

Traditional social and economic policies are failing to generate the changes... more

Social Investment – our thinking

How does the Government's social Investment approach work for community? In... more

Victory Village Forum, Nelson

NZ’s inaugural conference about Family centred, Community-led... more

At the Heart – training resource

At the Heart is a DVD training resource that describes and promotes what can... more

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