Community Connect 2022

Nelson Tasman Business Trust is running a capability development programme in partnership with Rātā Foundation for a group of six to ten Not-for-Profit organisations in our region. The programme is intended to support an effective sustainable & thriving community sector.

View the programme outline HERE.

Registrations have now closed for 2022 but if you would like to enquire about registering your community organisation for any future programmes, please feel free to send us a message.


Community Connect 2022 is on!

The next Community Connect event will be Tuesday March 29 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. This is a social media marketing workshop designed specifically for community organisations with social media expert Bea Pole-Bokor.

Workshop 1: Pitch Training with Angelika Barnes

On Wednesday 16th February we held our first Community Connect event of the year. It was a Pitch Training workshop that helped our organisations prepare for a special funding opportunity with NCC, TDC, Rata Foundation and Department of Internal Affairs called the Colab Session. The organisations stated that this workshop was a hugely beneficial event, that gave them some good tips on how to give a successful pitch. 

Angelika, our fantastic facilitator, on the day taught the organisations the 4 C’s for pitches, and how to effectively use their voice for optimum effect. Bill Huppler from the Nelson City Council came along and gave the organisations some invaluable insights about what the funders are looking for. Connecting these organisations with Bill and the various funders has been a very positive outcome.