Raukaha! – Supporting Strong Community Organisations in Ōtautahi Hui
Date and Time
A chance to get practical about what sort of activities would be needed to grow your organisation. Hear from the Ōtautahi Partnership for Strengthening Community Organisations about their work to date and how they are working together, updates including Lynda Goodrick (North West Collective), Richard Brewster (Volunteer Canterbury) and Sam Callander (Christchurch City Council), then be part of a short workshop to gain further understanding in the sort of activities that would support growth and development in your organisation. Light refreshments provided.
A little about the Ōtautahi Partnership for Strengthening Community Organisations (OPSCO).
Forming a partnership…
The purpose of Ōtautahi Partnership for Strengthening Community Organisations is to strengthen the not-for-profit sector/third sector. It formed to ensure that the actions to build capacity and capability across the sector are cohesive and effective. This group began forming in early 2019 and enjoys participation from the organisations listed below. It welcomes all organisations that are committed to strengthening community organisations in Ōtautahi. With ‘partnership’ as its core value the group is working towards a shared vision and action plan for strengthening the NFP sector that is continuous, collective and contextual. OPSCO welcomes all organisations that are committed to strengthening community organisations in Ōtautahi. Make contact with any of the below to be linked in.
A number of recent pieces of research and activity has been undertaken to look at the capacity and capability needs of the not for profit sector Ōtautahi. These include:
- The Third Sector/Not-for-Profit Sector Recovery in Post-earthquake Christchurch researched and written by Dr. Chrys Horn, Sarah Wylie and Jane Mountier
- Rātā Foundation’s Social Services Sector scan, and
- Activities following on from these pieces of work such as the not-for-profit toolbox
These pieces of work highlight the gaps and opportunities and provide a range of recommendations to meet some of this need. It seems timely to use these learnings to build a partnership approach to strengthening the NFP/Third Sector in Ōtautahi.
OPCSO Participants (So Far) Canterbury Youth Workers Collective, Christchurch Community Accounting, Christchurch City Council, Community Law Canterbury, Department of Internal Affairs, Infoxchange, Rata Foundation, SCOPE, SEWN, Volunteering Canterbury, Wayne Francis Trust