The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) is the professional body that represents fundraising in New Zealand. 

Our vision is our aspiration for the future:

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand is empowered and inspired to give
generously and confidently to causes they care about.

Our mission is how we work towards our vision:

To inspire, create and strengthen confidence in giving and generosity across
Aotearoa New Zealand that leads to positive impact.


  • We are boldly generous: Generosity is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the power of giving to make change. We’re focused on enabling all fundraisers across Aotearoa New Zealand to be the best stewards of giving they can be. We have a courageous spirit that is steadfast in following our purpose, getting things done not being afraid when the going gets tough.
  • We are committed collaborators: Only by working together inclusively can we be truly effective change agents. We value diversity and encourage, build and maintain connections and engagement within, across and outside our sector. We are open to all and share ideas, wins and failures so we can collectively learn and grow.
  • We hold the highest standards for everyone: Our ethical principles – honesty, respect, integrity, empathy, and transparency – are paramount. We keep ourselves and our members accountable to these principles and the standards that reflect them to build and maintain trust and credibility in our work. We apply these principles and standards inclusively and equitably across the board to lift our profession.
  • Developing standards of practice: This is us. We’re real. We’re human. We lead with a passion to inspire and celebrate people who give, people to drive giving and the causes that translate giving into change. We’re thought leaders – encouraging learning and facilitating growth to push our own and others thinking forward.


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Congratulations to all winners and ngā mihi nui to all that bought chances in support of our 15 participating member charities: 

Alzheimers NZ, Amnesty International, Bellyful, Big Brothers Big Sisters (combined), Forest & Bird, Living Springs, Multiple Sclerosis NZ, National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Rotorua Community Hospice, Ruamahanga Restoration Trust, Saving Hope Foundation, The Little Miracles Trust, Time Out Charitable Trust, Waipuna Hospice

A library of free or affordable webinars that you can download at your leisure.

Miss a FINZ Event? Prefer training online? With FINZ Education On Demand you never have to miss a learning opportunity. Best of all, it's on your own terms and timing. Brush up on some skills that you may not have had a chance to investigate before!

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Copywriting Essentials | Course

COMING SOON | Over this course of 5 modules, you’ll learn the basic building blocks of fundraising appeals from choosing and telling a strong, emotive story and thecrucial elements of a direct mail pack, to how to adapt DM packs for online, and the key things to cover when venturing into the digital space. | Copywriting Essentials brought to you by Change&Co

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Virtual Inspiration Workshop | How to Revitalise Your Fundraising Strategy Through Travel | Justine Curtis

  • 14 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Transform your fundraising strategy. Tune in to learn how charity challenges work, the successes and the drawbacks, and how this strategy has worked for other New Zealand charities | Speaker: Justine Curtis, Inspired Adventures | 1 CFRE Pt

FINZ Northern Networking: Mix and Mingle

  • 23 Feb 2023
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

It’s time to enjoy a Thursday night at the pub.

FINZ Northern Networking: Mix and Mingle

  • 23 Feb 2023
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

It’s time to enjoy a Thursday night at the pub.

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[Cheque Advocacy] content delivered was relevant, insightful, and well summarised

Fiona and Michelle spoke clearly and were easy to hear and understand. The content you delivered was relevant, insightful, and well summarised - no boring waffle. The ppt slides were beautiful and clear and well done. I am a fussy audience, and was kept engaged and interested the entire time. Thank you so much.

9 Apr 2021

This mentoring programme offered by FINZ is an absolute winner

We are a relatively new charity (less than 2 years old) and were interested in the Mentor programme. You connected us with Gwen Green and she has been an inspiration. 

We think this mentoring programme offered by FINZ is an absolute winner.  If all your mentors are as good as Gwen then you should be proud of the work they do to support charities in New Zealand.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the FINZ mentoring service to other charities.

6 Nov 2020

I am singularly impressed by FINZ leadership

I’m consistently impressed with how much FINZ accomplishes for the sector. Including the excellent conference which was one of the major inspirations for our WCFC conference. 

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FINZ are looking to add to their amazing line-up of Mentors in 2023

Are you a passionate fundraiser with 5 plus years experience?

Did a mentor in your career have a lasting IMPACT and you're keen to pay it forward?

Want to be listed alongside more than 15 other experts in your field?

Can you commit 8 hours to the future of fundraising in Aotearoa?

YES?! GO on and contact

Already a Member and want to sign up? Head to the Mentoring page in our Members Only Area to fill out the application. We can't wait to have you on board!



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