All too often we hear about orgnisations struggling to tap into information they need, they know it’s out there – but they don’t know how to soyurce it. 

If you’re an organisation needing help, support, knowlegde – and want to know more about collaboration – you really should check out Collaboration: The New Black

We’ve formed an alliance with Curative and AUT Business School under the banner of Comm-Unity to answer some of the challenges that community, not for profit and NGO services face, through a series of events that aim to help build capacity by sharing learnings and breaking down silos.

The first event in the Comm-Unity series is aptly titled: Collaboration – The New Black, and will be held at the AUT Business school on Saturday 08 September.

In response to the common struggle to operate on limited budgets, with increased demands; Collaboration, The New Black – seeks to show that collaboration is more than just a trend, but a necessity.


Agnes Ngaera of AUT Business School says, “We hear all too often how organisations struggle to source information, gain participation and shift public perception of an issue; often expending vast sums of money, on things other organisations are also trying to do.”


“Curative, Adage Business and AUT Business School all work with organisations that are experiencing exactly this. But we’ve also been exposed to fantastic examples of successful and productive collaboration.


“So with this first event we want to share examples that show how organisations can pool resources, connect and collaborate for common good, share knowledge to help each other, and build on the services they offer.

You’ll hear some great insights from

Will Watterson – The Global Poverty Project

Gill Greer – Volunteer Service Abroad

Jacinda Ardern – Labour MP

Pru Etcheverry – Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ

Steve Caunce & Dale Bailey – Fuji Xerox & Careers NZ

Norm Hewitt & Shelley Ryan – One of the Family


Each of the speakers will share their knowledge and experience of collaboration in action, to help attendees forge more successful and productive partnerships with other organisations.

Block out some time on Saturday 8 September and come along to Collaboration – The New Black


11am – 3pm at AUT Business School, Level 7, 42 Wakefield St


Visit to book to attend or to find out more about the event and speakers.

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