It takes a neighbourhood to find a cat Story
Our ability to operate under conditions of stress has been severely tested of late. The flooding on the North Island, in particular in the Auckland region, has spotlighted the need for us to rely on each other. We have witnessed neighbours and communities coming together to distribute resources and support.
Yes We Can. Fund effectively, Change will happen Webinar
Well-constructed, high trust funding systems have the power to create change and equity.
What does it look like then when we fund effectively, what happens and what results do we get?
Information session – Micro-credential in CLD Facilitation 2023 Workshop
Are you experienced working in community, but lacking formal accreditation of your skills? Familiar working alongside people in community-led ways as an effective facilitator? This important skill is often not recognised, formally… Read more
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou
What a complex yet wonderful year it has been! This year, Inspiring Communities has hosted or presented at over 70 events, we’ve had close to 3000 people participate in our events, training and mentoring sessions, and our team have participated in 250 meetings and collaborations – all to awhi, grow and deepen Community-led development (CLD) in Aotearoa.
Collective Change Kōrero 3 – a collective pathway Resource
November 15th 2022 was the third time our collective change Kōrero group came together. It was another excellent session, this time focussing on looking forward.
Thought leadership November 2022
November 2022 Pānui Here we are heading towards summer and the inevitable busyness of end-of-year ambitions and celebrations. Our thoughts have been on the increasing use of community-led language and strategy… Read more
IACD World Conference Darwin June 2022
World Community Development Conference – Darwin, June 2023.
“From the Edge” is a rare and unique opportunity for Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific practitioners, participants, academics, policy makers, and funders to share perspectives with global colleagues – especially on current contexts, challenges and successes for community-led development.
Rhetoric versus Reality Story
Inspiring Communities thinks it’s time to check community-led rhetoric with reality. New Zealand’s stable democracy, growing Māori economy and contributions, and relatively small size provides an ideal platform to model new Government systems. Success requires new levels of collective effort facilitated by widening conversations.
Centrally-enabled, Locally-led reports and resources
We’ve compiled some additional reports, webinars and reading for you to take a deeper dive into some background actions on this topic that inform how we look forward. Our thanks and appreciation to all those from across the Motu who have contributed to the below resources.
Our connections Person
We value our network and relationships with communities, collaborators and like minded organisations and people. We hold close and collaborative relationships with communities across Aotearoa and the world. Child Rich… Read more