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WTMF refreshed for 2018

We’ve refreshed the criteria and application form resulting in a few minor enhancements for WTMF. In its eight years WTMF has granted over $2.8M in support of collaborations and mergers around New Zealand. Initially designed to assist non-profits respond to the Global Financial Crisis it has continued to help make collaborations easier. Of course times Read More

Small Change in WTMF Membership

Late last year the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust (WFCT) reaffirmed its long commitment to Christchurch youth. Support of young people is the Trust’s core purpose and for 2018 it will increase its local contribution. This decision means WFCT has had to make a tough call which will see the Trust withdraw from the Working Together Read More

2018 Funding Round Dates Confirmed

WTMF closing dates for applications in 2018 are now confirmed. Note, we’re currently revising the WTMF application form so it better reflects the purpose and criteria of the Fund – and to make it easier to complete. We expect the new form to be available on Friday, 16 February 2018 at which point applications will Read More

4-day Development Programme: 17-20 October – WTMF Subsidies Available

The Partnership Brokers Association (PBA), a global not-for-profit, is running a unique and sought-after Partnership Brokers programme in Wellington: 17-20 October 2017. The Working Together More Fund has approved subsidies for up to eight organisations. This is a rare opportunity for those organisations and practitioners wanting to build and sustain more effective partnerships. Trish Hall, Read More

Collaboration for Impact Conference 2017

You may like to check out this conference – Collaboration for Impact Conference & Masterclass. It will be of particular interest to those located in the Auckland region, but may have value for others. If you attend let us know how you found it. The conference is Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

4-day Development Programme Returns in 2017

Brought to you by the Partnership Brokers Association: As partnerships and collaborations multiply, we need to get better at brokering the relationships, agreeing common goals and achieving real value from working across organisations. Partnering is easier said than done! The Partnership Brokers Association, a global not-for-profit, is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and integrity of Read More

2017 Funding Round Dates Confirmed

WTMF closing dates for applications in 2017 are now confirmed: Friday, 31 March 2017 Friday, 30 June 2017 Friday, 20 October 2017 Visit the ‘Criteria & Dates’ page for more information.

NEW CASE STUDY: Power of collaboration in the face of change

Another excellent collaboration story. Led by Anglican Family Care, the Financial Capability Service Collaboration included a number of budget advisory services in Dunedin who were responding to a major change proposal from the Ministry of Social Development. As with any major change, the circumstances were challenging – yet these providers worked collectively to share learning, Read More

NEW CASE STUDY: Pasifika Safety Project

Read about how other community organisations collaborate to achieve better outcomes – the very purpose of the Working Together More Fund. Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust partnered with Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust and Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Nelson to learn from each other and achieve a shared goal of protecting the children in their communities. Read More

REMINDER: WTMF support available for new development programme

Unique and highly sought-after global programme coming to Auckland for the first time: 13-16 September 2016 Delivered by the Partnership Brokers Association, the intensive 4-day development programme is designed for partnership practitioners. It provides those working in partnerships with in-depth development on how to partner effectively. Trish Hall, programme facilitator, says “as partnerships and collaborations multiply, we need to get better at Read More