Sustaining the gains
Beyond NEXT

• NEXT is a limited life Foundation and planning for transition and sustainability of grant partners began at the point of NEXT investment
• NEXT looked to support grantees to be in a stronger, more sustainable position when they left than when they arrived, including through increasing financial, governance and management resilience and capacity building
• The NEXT approach to sustaining the gains for the environment included systems thinking, as well as partnering with iwi and the Crown. The pioneering Tomorrow Accord is an important mechanism to hold the gains made in predator free
• The Foundation’s approach in education has been more organisation specific. NEXT’s kaihautū or organisational navigators were a key tenet of this
• Near the end of NEXT’s spend down, the Centre of Strategic Philanthropy was launched. Supported by five founding funders, it aims to incorporate lessons from NEXT and other like-minded givers, to inspire more strategic generosity within Aotearoa
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