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How To: Budget For Your New Initiative

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

During Te Koānga (an accelerator programme we ran in 2015), the teams used this budget template to help track their initial setup costs and spending.

If you’re just starting some kind of social enterprise or initiative, you can use this …

Theory of Change Worksheet

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017


What is a Theory of Change?

A Theory of Change is your best guess about how your work impacts the issue you care about. This worksheet provides a simple starting point for thinking about the causes that contribute to …

Supporting good decision making in small teams

By Toni Reid | August 23, 2017

You’ve started a project! Nice work. But how do you continue well? How do you make sure your team are on the same page and aren’t making unfair or incorrect assumptions about each other?

This worksheet offers some thinking about …

Lifehack Labs - Projects & Ventures

#LifehackLabs – Introducing the Projects & Ventures!

By Gina Rembe | October 5, 2014

Lifehack Labs was our deepest program to date to discover how we might enable bright Kiwi minds to improve the wellbeing of other young Kiwis through technology.

It took the shape of a 5 week social innovation bootcamp which brought …

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 5

By Gina Rembe | September 19, 2014

With the labs coming to a close, we asked the participants to reflect over the last 5 weeks and share something they had gained during their time at #lifehacklabs.

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 4 – Piles of Post It Notes!

By Gina Rembe | September 16, 2014

This week the participants were super busy. Even more super busy than the weeks before. As a tribute to this busy-ness, this week’s blogpost is an attempt to document just some of the thoughts, questions , processes and progress the …

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#LifehackLabs – Week 3 – Participants’ Perspective: Hip Hop Styles!

By Gina Rembe | September 10, 2014

This week we mixed it up a bit, crowdsourcing the week’s happenings from Gemma, Jade, Caroline, John, Michael, Steven and Katie which were then free-styled by Lifehack Labs’ resident rapper Aaron. Have a listen here.

First day ate cake,

Celebrate …

#LifehackLabs – Week 2 – Tool up, Team up

By Gina Rembe | September 4, 2014

We asked our #lifehacklabs Co- Lead Chelsea Robinson to give us a run down on what happened in week 2.


If week one was about downloading information and new ideas and new thinking around wellbeing and technology, week two …

#LifehackLabs Participants’ Perspective: Week 2

By Gina Rembe | September 3, 2014

The Tale of Week Two in the Kingdom of Lifehack Labs, brought to you by Jade and Jess.

Once upon a time (or, to be exact, Monday, 25 August), in the not-so-faraway land of Lifehack HQ, our family of 20 …

Social Enterprise meets Design Thinking & Lean Startup

By Gina Rembe | November 19, 2013

Today we wanted to introduce you to three key parts of the LIFEHACK toolkit which we’ll be talking about more as the months continue.

Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise is about tackling social and environmental challenges using a business model which …