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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 …

Top 5 Reasons to Support Your People To Attend Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship

Top 5 reasons to support your people to attend the Flourishing Fellowship

By Paul McGregor | February 24, 2017

Are you a manager or decision-maker trying to decide whether to “sign off” on somebody’s participation in this year’s Flourishing Fellowship? Well – this blog post is for you.

Paul McGregor was one of our original Flourishing Fellows. Now, as …

What Is A Social Innovation Lab?

What is a Social Innovation Lab? [Part 2]

By Gina Rembe | April 30, 2015

image courtesy of DESIS: http://www.newschool.edu/desis/

We’ve talked a bit recently about how Lifehack emerged in 2014 to go beyond running a few events, and start asking the hard questions about the role of social innovation in improving youth wellbeing, and …

Design for Complexity – Talking Social Innovation Practice

By Gina Rembe | April 1, 2015

What is the role of Design in Social Innovation?

We’ve been asking ourselves this a lot recently, and we were delighted when we were asked to drop in to Massey University’s Design School to speak to the 4th year students …

Developing Social Technologies – Two Pioneering Reports

By Gina Rembe | March 23, 2015

How do technologies which improve lives get developed?

We’ve been asking ourselves this question at Lifehack for 18 months now, and feel like we’re beginning to find some of our own answers. Not only are we seeing the development of …

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 …

Meet The Author of ‘Social Labs Revolution’!

By Gina Rembe | October 3, 2014

Do you want to meet the Author of a book which helped inspire Lifehack Labs?

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Back in February, we were deep in research mode – trying to make sense …

#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 …

#LifehackLabs – Week 4 – How, Who, WHY?

By Gina Rembe | September 16, 2014

This week we asked our Labs Co ordinator Charlotte to run us through the goings on of week 4.

It’s easy to forget while immersed in this process, that Lifehack Labs is just a tiny snapshot in time. Who would …

Visuals at Lifehack Labs

#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 …