We realised that it is way too hard to find charities online. And it's even harder for charities to share their incredible stories.
With over 27,000 registered charities and $1.4bn donated per year by generous kiwis, we decided it was high-time that givers had a simple way to find and donate to causes they care about.
Enter Chive — Aotearoa's largest digital marketplace for charities.
We're at the very beginning of our journey, but we are intent on amplifying the charity sector and hope you'll join us!
To make giving easy, empowering and effective.
That giving is in our human nature and should be a positive experience.
That charities play an important role in society and their stories need to be heard.
Generosity underpins all of our actions. Good for the charity sector is good for everyone.
We do what is best for the charity sector through evidence-based decision making.
We don't claim we have the answer for the charity sector. Listening and feedback drive our direction.
Kia ora! We are Stephen Johnson and Alice Marsh, two individuals passionate about supporting charities — we truly believe in the power of people to tackle the challenges that our communities face. Digital inclusion and new tools for the community sector are essential to cultivate the good work being done across the country. We're excited to create this virtual community and learn with you all.
Story-teller and big thinker, Stephen is passionate about telling the stories of charities to 'do good better'. Before Chive, Stephen spent 4 years in International Development, previously at Oxfam in the UK and Ethiopia and recently for the British Council as part of their Global Social Enterprise programme.
Stephen also provides grant writing services for charities. Find out more at stephenjohnson.co.nz
Design-thinker and strategy guru, Alice is a doer for social good. Alongside Chive, Alice is completing her Masters in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons, and is a creator of The Social Experiment, an immersive training for millennials geared for creating social change.
No-code wizard and all-round nice guy, Connor is our resident builder. He is also the founder of Unicorn Factory, NZ's largest freelancer community.
Fi (Fiona) McPhee loves fundraising. She’s been at it for 20 years and is still smiling. Fi is a coach, consultant & trainer to fundraisers and not-for-profit leaders.
Julia is an International Strategist and Insights specialist, passionate about technology, human behaviour and social impact. She serves her Pacific community, and people across Aotearoa.
Saphron is a Creative Generalist and Digital Strategist in the charity space. She is kaupapa-driven and passionate about community, representation and social impact. A mother, navigator and Pasifika mentor, she is on a mission to change narratives and help shape a future landscape for intergenerational prosperity in Aotearoa.
Data whizz and Dunedinite, Stephen is interested in understanding what motivates people to give to charity and why. He has written numerous papers on this area which you can find here.