2017 Community Finance Forum

Our first national forum for the Community Finance Network: 11-12 September 2017.


2017 Programme

Day 1: Monday, 11 September 2017 ~ NZ Microfinance Network Day 

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Mac’s Function Centre, 4 Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington

Registration: Please register by 1 September 2017 to secure your place. Click here to register.

Microfinance Network Day is part of Good Shepherd New Zealand’s work to promote and foster the growth and development of microfinance across New Zealand.

It’s an informal get-together of organisations that deliver microfinance  along with organisations that have an interest in building financial inclusion for New Zealanders – and a great opportunity to network, share experiences, learnings and ideas, and update colleagues on recent developments.

There will be presentations on topics of interest ranging from "new microfinance developments internationally" to "updates from NZ microfinance providers" as well as information on developments in the financial capability and financial inclusion sector in New Zealand.

The programme will include sessions on issues such as "identifying and addressing economic abuse" and "money matters – a pasifika perspective".


Day 1: Monday,  11 September 2017 ~ National Community Finance Dinner
Time:  7pm

Venue: Mac’s Restaurant, 4 Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington

Dinner is an informal get-together for community finance attendees who are also attending the National Community Finance Workshop.


Day 2: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 ~ National Community Finance Workshop

Time: 8:30am – 4pm

Venue: Mac’s Function Centre, 4 Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington

The National Community Finance Workshop is a day just for community finance workers, their managers and others involved in delivering community finance. It's an opportunity to celebrate our combined achievements and to work on continuously improving community finance for our clients.

The workshop includes presentations on topics of interest to our community finance workers and managers ranging from "understanding benchmarks to strengthen your programme" to "making the most of social media" to a special session for community finance workers’ managers. It will also include some motivating stories from our clients and findings from a recent Impact evaluation.


Programme information will be updated on this page, but if you need more information now please contact trish.pepper@goodshep.org.nz.