Welcome to our latest update as we share some of our great new stories with you.

The last two months have been wonderful, as we connect a number of generous donors with causes and charities that matter most to them.

This month we welcome a new donor, Hamilton Club, who have made an important decision to gift $100,000 to Momentum Waikato for the Waikato Regional Theatre. Momentum Waikato is proud to serve our generous donors, and this important legacy gift will live on in our community for many years.

It has only been a few months since we launched the Vital Impact Programme, a new high-impact solution focused on collective giving for maximum impact, enabling donors to create a lasting difference now and forever in our community. We are humbled by your feedback on this new, high-impact model for strategic philanthropy.

This month we shine the light on Inkdrop Design Co, who are so incredibly generous to Momentum Waikato. Lisa and her team produced Waikato Vital Signs, designed our beautiful website, and designed our Annual Reports for 2015 and 2016.

The Momentum Waikato team and trustees have been greatly inspired over the last two months, as we attended a number of conferences. Read our top takeaways below from Philanthropy New Zealand Summit; Community Foundations of Canada Belong 2017 Community Foundations Conference and Fundraising Institute of New Zealand Conference from Leonard, Simon, Raewyn, Gemma, Cheryl and Lisa.

I trust you enjoy reading our latest update. Please feel free to share this newsletter with others so that we can all continue to create a better Waikato for everyone, forever.

With my very best wishes,

Ka kite ano

Cheryl Reynolds

Chief Executive