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The Gift Trust is looking for 2-3 new trustees to join the board of our innovative and values-driven philanthropic trust. We work with more than 70 generous donors – individuals, families and companies – to plan and distribute their charitable funding on their behalf. We additionally run Gift Collective, a charitable fundholding service which helps grassroots groups raise, manage, and spend charitable funds transparently.

We are on a journey as an organisation to become a better Te Tiriti partner, and as such some of our criteria for new board members reflect our desire to do better in this space. We can offer you a supportive, friendly, constructive, welcoming and structured governance environment where you will be supported to bring your best to a governance role. We will offer new trustees a welcoming experience that emphasises whakawhanaungatanga, reciprocal relationships and a full understanding of our organisation, your background and we can work best together.

The role is voluntary, comprising 3-4 hours per month and 4-5 meetings per year, plus additional ad-hoc meetings and support for our team and our mission when needed. For a full job description, including a list of the skills and qualities we’re looking for, click here.

We’re looking for expressions of interest at this stage. If you’re interested, email your CV to Cheryl Spain, our Executive Director, by 5pm on Monday 25 March 2024:

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“The Gift Trust provides a personalised service for my plan to give, donate and support the causes that are important to me at a reasonable cost.”

— Gillian, Gift Trust donor

"The gift accounts offered by The Gift Trust are a good option for individuals or organisations wanting to consolidate their charitable giving. I encourage all financial advisers to consider this important development."

– Dr Rodger Spiller, Financial Adviser, Money Matters

“An area of importance to our clients is charitable giving. The Gift Trust offers an opportunity to streamline the gifting process, while adding increased confidence and transparency. It also provides robust due diligence of eligible charities and access to additional support services for clients with complex needs.”

— Philip Stevenson, Bloomsbury Associates. CEFEX Certified Investment Adviser

“We would like to recognise and offer thanks for the support we receive though The Gift Trust’s donation. An annual donation from one of your donors is one of the largest donations that Kaibosh receives each year and has been absolutely pivotal to our ability to operate with confidence and to expand our operation across the Hutt Valley. We are extremely thankful.”

— Matt Dagger, Kaibosh, Gift Trust grant recipient

“My gift account has made my giving easy. It lets me get straight to the fun and satisfying part of giving to the causes I care about, without the hassle.”

— Anake, Gift Trust donor

"The Gift Trust provides a flexible and robust structure, to support donors' charitable giving intentions, while still enabling them to have a say in the investment of donated funds."

– David Ireland, Partner, Dentons Kensington Swan

"A Gift Account with The Gift Trust is a great option as an alternative to setting up a charity or private foundation while still preserving clients' control over their giving."

– Steven Moe, Partner, Parry Field Lawyers

"The administration and ongoing compliance requirements involved in setting up a private charity can be onerous, and even risky. Setting up a Gift Account allows The Gift Trust to look after those requirements, and provide support that allows the donor to focus on what they really want to do with their gifts."

– Sue Barker, Sue Barker Charities Law

"The Gift Trust takes the guesswork out of giving. Having support with research and due diligence on donations ensures that funds are truly making the desired impact. It has been a real pleasure to work with The Gift Trust."

– Ben, Gift Account holder

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    PO Box 19120, Marion Square
    Wellington, New Zealand

    04 391 4438