If that’s the answer, what’s the question – simple “Are Kiwis Givers”.

With over 2.9 billion dollars (2011) given to charities in New Zealand that puts us almost at the top of the global giving index.

This isn’t a small feat for a country the size of New Zealand, the only countries ahead of us in the global giving index are, England, Australia and the USA.

Individual giving is high, but there is also philanthropic trust giving, and anyone who saw Seven Sharp recently would see that Philanthropy New Zealand and trusts like the Todd Foundation are doing extremely well to help causes throughout the country.

Watch the Seven Sharp piece here

But, it’s individual giving that is, and I believe will remain the mainstay of charitable giving in New Zealand.

What are your thoughts?

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