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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.

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

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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Governors Bay Jetty

Governors Bay Jetty

For almost 150 years, Governors Bay Jetty has drawn people from far and wide to a magical seascape at the head of the harbour.

Since the earthquakes, the Jetty has sat in disrepair… but not for much longer! With over $1 million raised so far, the Trust will soon sign a construction contract to begin the rebuild in 2022.

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