Kelvyn Eglinton, Chief Executive, Momentum Waikato

'Guest Insight' in 11 August 2022 issue of Giving Matters newsletter from Philanthropy New Zealand.

Philanthropy can bridge the critical gap between the state and the market, when enabled by an approach focussed on strategic outcomes, connecting with an effective combination of investment and skills, and acting nimbly to get it done.

It is no good having a vision statement that wants to change the world if your investment policy is as conservative as a wine biscuit and your appetite to engage with complex social issues is limited to only funding someone else to do the actual mahi.

The philanthropic sector is independent and comfortable with the challenge of diverse and complex partnerships. We can facilitate community-level innovations, discover and confirm what is effective, and then build the compelling case for investment from across society.