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Comm-Unity Encourages Collaboration with New Event Series

14 August 2012

Comm-Unity Encourages Collaboration with New Event Series

Curative, Adage Business and AUT Business School have forged an alliance under the banner of Comm-Unity to answer some of the challenges that community, not for profit and NGO services face, through a series of events that aim to help build capacity by sharing learnings and breaking down silos.

The first event in the Comm-Unity series is aptly titled: Collaboration - The New Black, and will be held at the AUT Business school on Saturday 08 September.

In response to the common struggle to operate on limited budgets, with increased demands; Collaboration, The New Black - seeks to show that collaboration is more than just a trend, but a necessity.

Agnes Ngaera of AUT Business School says, “We hear all too often how organisations struggle to source information, gain participation and shift public perception of an issue; often expending vast sums of money, on things other organisations are also trying to do.”

“Curative, Adage Business and AUT Business School all work with organisations that are experiencing exactly this. But we’ve also been exposed to fantastic examples of successful and productive collaboration.

“So with this first event we want to share examples that show how organisations can pool resources, connect and collaborate for common good, share knowledge to help each other, and build on the services they offer.”

Event Details:

Comm-Unity Presents: Collaboration – The New Black
Saturday 08 September
11am – 3pm
AUT Business School
Level 7, 42 Wakefield St

Confirmed speakers include:
Will Watterson – Global Poverty Project
Gill Greer – Volunteer Service Abroad
Jacinda Ardern – Labour MP
The full speaker line up will be announced by Monday 20 August.

Each of the speakers will share their knowledge and experience of collaboration in action, to help attendees forge more successful and productive partnerships with other organisations.

Visit to book to attend or to find out more about the event and speakers.

About Curative
With a passion for connecting communities, sharing knowledge and empowering social change, Jade Tang & Eddy Helm established Curative; a social business enabling community communication.

Curative aims to drive efficiency, break communications barriers, engage communities and help influence and progress social change in New Zealand.

To find out more visit

About Adage Business
Graeme Russell’s Adage Business is a non-profit strategy agency, working with organisations to help them across a number of areas, including – fundraising, governance, media relations and social media.

To find out more visit

About AUT Business School:
The AUT Business School is among an elite group of 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

With over 5,000 students AUT Business School is one of the largest providers of business education in New Zealand.

To find out more visit


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