Knowing and Showing the ‘added Value’ of Community.
Tuesday, 9 August 2016 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM (NZST) – REGISTER HERE
Community Research webinars are live events which link up community sector professionals from multiple locations to share evidence of what’s working. Places are free of charge.
In this webinar:
Trevor McGlinchey, of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services and Garth Nowland-Foreman of the LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership will share the ‘Outcomes Plus’ research. They will also discuss the impact of the current trend in New Zealand for social investment.
Trevor and Garth will ask ‘how can we put our value into words so that government understands what they’re really getting when they contract services from the community and voluntary sector’? And, ‘what are the consequences for individuals, communities, the government, and society as a whole if the ‘community value’ of their work isn’t recognised by government policy and funding models’?
This webinar will help you to better identify and describe what your organisation contributes to the wellbeing of New Zealanders.
- Learn about the Outcomes Plus report: and the added value provided by community social services
- Develop a critique of current government procurement and investment
- Have a better understanding of how investment might truly reflect the added value provided by community social services
- Gain an understanding of the impact of civil society on NZ
Who is this webinar for?
This webinar is particularly (though not exclusively) for time-poor, cash-strapped managers, leaders, funders, researchers, fundraisers, and NGO professionals who are under pressure to produce evidence of their real value. or seeking to better understand the role of government in contracting and how best to navigate this new territory.
About the Outcomes Plus research
In 2015 the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services published ‘Outcomes Plus’ (Neilson, Sedgwick & Grey, 2015).
This research examines the ‘added’ value provided by community social services, exploring the impact that the work of the community sector has on New Zealand society, beyond the outcomes that are purchased by government funding.
This research evidences what and how the social services sector contributes to society, it identifies the characteristics of organisations that are proving effective in providing added value.
Trevor McGlinchey is the Executive Officer for the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services, a role he has held since 2008. He began his career as a freezing worker and has worked in numerous seasonal and other short-term industries.
In 1986 Trevor started the Te Mahi o Waitaki Trust in Oamaru, this kaupapa Māori Trust developed and operated numerous social enterprises and community initiatives. In the late 90s Trevor joined the Public Service, where he eventually became the Southern Area Manager for the Tertiary Education Commission. In his community roles Trevor chairs Moeraki Ltd a marae based charitable company and Te Ana Whakairo Ltd a social enterprise based on Māori Tourism, he is also a Trustee of Ngā Tangata Microfinance Trust. Trevor is of Scottish, Irish and Ngai Tahu whakapapa and regularly returns to his home marae to maintain his strong connections there.
Garth Nowland-Foreman is currently a Director at the LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership where he works with community organisations and those that fund them. Formally a lecturer on the Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management, Garth has worked extensively in community development through both government and NGO roles in Australia, NZ and the wider Asia-Pacific region. His is an accomplished author and recognised expert in strategic leadership and governance of NGOs. Garth’s expertise and skill in training and coaching and mentoring has resulted in him being appointed to a number of advisory roles to government and philanthropic funders on strategy & accountability, evaluation & reviews. He is a passionate researcher and has undertaken or supervised a range of research, and prepared issues papers, research reports and major submissions for non-profit organisations and on voluntary sector & social policy issues. Garth has an impressive publications list and is a called on public speaker and presenter on NGO development and civil society.