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Philanthropy Internship 2022

Philanthropy Internship 2022

This year The Christchurch Foundation is offering a programme to help grow the capability of young professional leaders with a particular interest in the not-for-profit sector. It is called The Philanthropy Internship. 


We are offering this to all our partners free of charge to thank you for your ongoing support of our work.  We hope it will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for you to offer to your staff.  


This programme teaches key skills to young professionals, in their first 3 years of their career, about philanthropy and the not-for-profit/ purpose-lead sector.  


We are creating this programme with the belief that all professionals should have a chance to make a difference in their community. They do this by forming a “board” and are taught governance, marketing, PR, etc. over the course of 15 weeks. The professionals will hear from CE’s / Philanthropists and other leaders who are guest speakers during the sessions and receive mentorship from our staff including our CE and Board.  We will have up to 20 young professionals join the 2022 cohort, nominated by their workplace. 

 
The project goals are:  

  • To promote positive professional development by engaging young professionals in meaningful activities that build their skills and capacity in philanthropy. 
  • Enable professionals to give back to their community through positive action. 
  • Develop governance skills for the young professional. 
  • Foster interest in supporting non-profits in the future; generates a philanthropic nature.  
  • Build confidence – knowing they can make an impact. 

A particular highlight of the programme is that the professionals will actively fundraise, volunteer, and provide guidance to charities. Their education then culminates when – as a board – they host a charity footstall tournament, which will raise funds for our Sports Inclusivity Fund. 

At this stage, the programme is open to our Partners. For more information please contact Hannah Duder hannah@christchurchfoundation.org.nz.

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Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

We are backing an important kaitiakitanga project to enhance the ecologically significant lowland native bush at Riccarton Bush.

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Help Build Youth Hub Christchurch

Help Build Youth Hub Christchurch

Youth Hub Christchurch will be a turning point in the lives of our city’s young people.

Currently being constructed at 109 Salisbury Street in central Christchurch, it will house a dozen organisations working on the frontline of youth mental health and wellbeing. These organisations will deliver wrap-around services that help to break the cycle of adversity. They will enable all young people in Ōtautahi the opportunity to lead healthy, safe and valued lives, fulfilling their potential and vibrantly contributing to their community.

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