Innovate Change


Innovate Change is a New Zealand based social change agency that was started in 2011 by Simon Harger-Forde. The organisation has used the creative and participatory approaches of social innovation to build social connectedness that enables youth development, whānau (family) development and positive ageing. Innovate Change has seven social innovation practitioners on staff and a diverse and skilled board. As a result of this merger, Innovate Change will ‘cease to trade’ on 30 June 2018 and the Innovate Change brand will be discontinue.

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10 Aug 2015

The insights in this document were produced as part of a project to design a social marketing programme that would support people with long term conditions to positively manage their health. The project was led by innovate change for Counties Manukau Health and East Health...


25 Aug 2014

In June 2014, the Vodafone NZ Foundation contracted innovate change to carry out a scan of the youth employment and education sector in New Zealand, in particular focusing on “game changing” practice and leadership. In this context, game changing means innovative practice that has demonstrated...


24 May 2014

Auckland Council commissioned innovate change to lead a social innovation process to develop a new education programme for graffiti vandalism prevention in 2014. This work supports Auckland Council’s vision of a city free of graffiti vandalism.

Graffiti vandalism refers to writing, drawing, painting, spraying...

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