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Inspiring Communities
Inspiring Communities is about unleashing the ingenuity and creative solutions within communities. It is about people working together from all corners and sectors – residents, business, Iwi, councils and government, community organisations and funders – to build neighbourhoods, foster community connections, grow local economies, solve problems and achieve community goals together.

Project Lyttelton
Project Lyttelton is a grass-roots organisation in Lyttelton, New Zealand, that is attracting wide attention both nationally and internationally. Its numerous successful community-led projects mean
it is both an inspiration and a model for other communities wishing to build community resilience and sustainability through innovative projects and collective creativity.

Awareness of what your money is supporting. Choice in deciding to align your investments with your values. Action to contribute to a just and sustainable future.

Tech Soup
Tech Soup New Zealand provides donated and discounted technology products and services from companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, and Xero to eligible New Zealand Charities, Voluntary and Community groups with charitable status. Via this program your organisation can access the latest products as either donations or discounts.

The Depot Art Space
In Devonport, New Zealand, a thriving multi-disciplinary arts centre is testimony to a clear vision, a strong philosophy of inclusiveness and accessibility, unfaltering tenacity and a large helping of community can-do.

Transition Towns Aotearoa
Transition Town initiatives are bringing people together out of a desire to explore how we – and our communities – can respond to the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil

Southland Community Trust
The Community Trust of Southland is a community owned grant-making organisation that supports charitable or non-profit groups and organisations by giving grants for projects or initiatives which benefit the Southland community.


ABCD Asia Pacific Network
Welcome! This website is to support ABCD practitioners, to encourage discussion, share information and to support communities throughout the Asia Pacific Region!

CEDA is an independent, not for profit body formed in 1960 that aims to inform, influence and raise the standard of discussion and research about the issues shaping Australia’s economic and social development. It does this by publishing independent policy research; providing a forum for debate and discussion by business, government and academia; and offering a membership network to people and organisations that value knowledge, insights and ideas in Australia’s best interests. More than 800 of Australia’s leading organisations belong to CEDA. Its funding comes from membership fees, research grants, sponsorship and events.

Centre for Social Innovation (Canada)
The Centre for Social Innovation is a dynamic space in downtown Toronto, Canada. Our mission is to spark and support new ideas that are tackling the social, environmental, economic and cultural challenges we face today. We’re creating the spaces that social innovation needs to thrive and we’re contributing a few of our own ideas along the way!

Changemakers is a pioneering e-zine dedicated to the growing profession of social entrepreneurship. It is an initiative of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a global nonprofit organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs around the world. The mission of the site is to provide inspiration, resources and opportunities for those interested in social change globally.

Community Development Foundation
CDF is the leading source of community development expertise and delivery. As a public body and a charity we bridge government, communities and the voluntary sector. We help local people lead.

Community Sector Banking
Community Sector Banking (CSB) is Australia’s first and only specialist banking service exclusively for not-for-profit organisations, their staff and community sector enterprises.

DTA England
The Development Trusts Association is the leading network of community enterprise practitioners dedicated to helping people set up development trusts and helping existing development trusts learn from each other and work effectively.

DTA Scotland
Development trusts all over Scotland are enabling communities to make their own plans and aspirations a reality. Discover the fast growing network of development trusts and the real difference they are making to the communities in which they are based

Fablevision places cultural resources, people and creativity at the heart of planning and policy to effect real transformation in communities

Foresters Community Finance
A strong and independent civil society is crucial to a dynamic and vibrant democracy. Third and Fourth Sector organisations play a central role in the strength and fabric of civil society through their diverse from and practice. As a Community Finance Institution we assist these orgnisations to build financial and social sustainability thereby making a contribution to the strength of civil society.

The Hub (London)
We’re a social enterprise with the ambition to inspire and support imaginative and enterprising initiatives for a better world. The Hub is a global community of people from every profession, background and culture working at ‘new frontiers’ to tackle the world’s most pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges.

International Association for Community Development
The International Association for Community Development (IACD) is the only global network of practitioners and activists working towards social justice through community development approaches. We are a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with members in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Jobs Australia
Jobs Australia is the national peak body for nonprofit organisations that assist unemployed people to get and keep jobs. The network helps members to make the most effective use of their resources and promotes the needs of unemployed people for the services and support that will help them to participate fully in society.

Local People Leading
Local People Leading is an informal alliance of national and regional networks, local community groups and individuals that has come together to campaign for a strong and independent community sector in Scotland.

Senscot started in response to Scotland’s many social problems – mainly concentrated in areas of chronic poverty. Our particular role is to recognise the contribution of individual leaders in tackling injustice and to support them and their endeavours.

Social Ventures Australia
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) invests in social change by helping increase the impact and build the sustainability of those in the social sector.

SROI is an approach to understanding and managing the impacts of a project, organisation or policy. It is based on stakeholders and puts financial value on the important impacts identified by stakeholders that do not have market values.

Social Enterprise Alliance
The National Gathering for Social Entrepreneurs is the only organization that is exclusively devoted to providing support for nonprofit social entrepreneurs. More than half of the members are practitioners, the rest are funders, academics, and for-profit businesses. The nonprofit members include both early stage entrepreneurs seeking the nuts and bolts knowledge to start and run a social purpose venture and established social entrepreneurs seeking an opportunity to exchange ideas with other pioneers of the field. The Gathering links nonprofit executives who have operated in isolation with an ongoing forum for addressing the needs and concerns of the social entrepreneur.

Social Edge
Social Edge is a program of the Skoll Foundation that was inspired by Jeff Skoll’s commitment to connecting people with shared passions. Social Edge is the global online community where social entrepreneurs and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire, and share resources.

Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust was established in 2000 under the New Deal for Communities initiative. This was a new way of looking at regeneration that encouraged an approach that really paid heed to how people lived their lives in their communities. We have worked hard to develop and run with that ethos over the last ten years.

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