Outlined below are links to relevant research & publications, useful resources and workshops which may assist Otago not for profits in their work. 

Overview Paper on the State of Volunteering in New Zealand

April 2017: Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ), with the Department of Internal Affairs’ support, formed a reference group in December 2016 to develop an overview paper on the state of volunteering. The paper touches on issues, opportunities, and broad areas for supporting volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.



State of the State New Zealand 2017

April 2017: State of the State New Zealand 2017 looks at the challenges we face and investigates what policies can be developed now to ensure we stay fit for the future.

State-of-the-State-NZ 2017


Grant Spend in Otago 2015 

March 2016: A review of grant making into the Otago Community Trust region for 2015.



State of the State New Zealand 2016

May 2016: Social Investment for our future. The State of the State is a review of the government's financial position, and the implications for public policy in New Zealand.



Giving New Zealand

2014: Philanthropic Funding 2014. This report measures philanthropy in New Zealand during 2014 – that is, how much money New Zealanders and their organisations gave to charitable and other community purposes. It updates Giving New Zealand 2011, which measured philanthropy in New Zealand in 2011.



Out in the Cold 

2014: A survey of low income private rental housing in Dunedin 2013. Published by Presbyterian Support Otago.