A new partnership between The Gift Trust, and financial services firm Consilium, is being launched this month. A New Zealand first, it will offer Kiwis an opportunity to manage the funds they want to donate to charity through their trusted financial adviser.
A giving circle could best be described as a book club or discussion group meets investment group. While they can vary dramatically, they all share the same philosophy—that by pooling money and working collectively to decide where money can make the most impact, donors can make their money work harder and give more.
This month we intro Anake, who has been a trustee of The Gift Trust since mid-2016. He is attracted to good people grappling with wicked problems. This is reflected in his varied career which includes CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, through to an early career as a labour union delegate at the Makarewa freezing works. Today, he undertakes a variety of governance roles, including as Directorship of Meridian Energy.
Waiting until you’ve passed away to gift funds to your favourite charity means you miss out on the most satisfying part of giving – watching your dollars make an impact. Setting up a Gift Account while you are alive lets you receive a number of benefits.
Making a donation can be about more than just handing over cash. We've worked with various donors to do things a bit differently and support the charities they care about. Here are a few examples of our donors’ funds doing even more good.
Most of us don't give because we want to claim a tax credit back for our generosity - we want to support a cause close to our hearts. But considering donation credits can help you create even more impact.
Cheryl Spain has recently joined our team. Originally from New Zealand, Cheryl has worked predominantly in the UK for the past 20 years, specialising in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector.
The Tironui Music Trust was established to promote formal education in music, with emphasis on performance for young children from low-decile schools. In 2016 a donation was made from The Gift Trust to support the work of Tironui Music Trust.