The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

FINZ is the professional body that represents fundraising in New Zealand. In delivering its mission, FINZ is concerned with:

  • Providing the best educational events to lead and educate fundraisers;
  • Developing standards of practice to enhance the integrity and professionalism of fundraisers and the fundraising sector;
  • Advocating the value of fundraising to society and government in order to empower fundraisers in their work in and with communities.

Structure

FINZ is governed by the FINZ Board comprised of FINZ members. The committee is elected at the Annual AGM and executive positions appointed at the first meeting following. FINZ Head Office in Wellington is run by a CEO who manages a small team of full and part-time staff. FINZ membership is split into four regions; Northern; Central; Southern and Southland. Regular education events are held in the three main centres monthly and occasionally in Southland. For upcoming educational events and courses in your region, visit here.

Meet the Team

Karen Jenkinson

Karen Jenkinson
CEO

Mobile: 022 101 1600
Email: karen@finz.org.nz

Julie Chan

Julie Chan
Finance Manager

Email: julie@finz.org.nz

Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson
Acting Marketing and Membership Manager

Email: emma@finz.org.nz

Vicki Locke-Fearon

Vicki Locke-Fearon
Education and Events Coordinator

Maternity Leave

Minnie Finlayson

Minnie Finlayson
Communications Coordinator

Email: minnie@finz.org.nz

 

Shane Chisholm

Shane Chisholm (Wellington)
Acting Chair

Shane is the Territorial Public Relations Director for The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. This role is responsible for national public awareness and engagement activities. Along with a very competent team of marketing and fundraising professionals, Shane is responsible for the overall strategic direction and operational delivery of wide variety of successful national and regional fundraising programmes and activities. Shane has considerable governance experience including Chair of the Dunedin Kindergarten Association, Te Aro Health board member, North Wellington Rotary board member (current), The Salvation Army Social Housing committee member (current), Assistant chair of The Salvation Army Johnsonville board (current).

David Lawson

David Lawson (Auckland)
Committee Member 

David has over 20 years in the not for profit sector having gained wide experience in many organisations and in a variety of roles, currently working for Christian World Service in developing strategic relationships.  David has experience in many fundraising disciplines including a recent successful Capital Campaign for Auckland Hospital. David’s creative bent has allowed him to win two Gold Awards in the Direct Marketing Associations RSVP awards in Direct Mail response. David comes from a sales background in the insurance and financial sector. David is on the FINZ Northern Committee as Deputy Chair and represents them on the FINZ National Council.

Katie Martin

Katie Martin (Wellington)
FINZ Central Board Rep, Committee Member

Katie is the Fundraising Manager for WWF-New Zealand. She has worked in the charity sector for over a decade in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, with 8 years specifically in fundraising. Katie has fundraised for a range of causes including health, arts, and environmental charities. She is co-chair of the FINZ Central committee, representing Central on the FINZ National Council. 

Su Marshall

Su Marshall, CFRE (Christchurch)
Committee Member

Su has worked in fundraising for over 12 years.  She has broad experience in both operational and capital campaigns, across many different types of NFPs.  She has recently taken up the role of national Manager-Grants at RNZSPCA.  Su is current Chair of the FINZ Southern committee, and Southern rep on the National Council.

 

Alice Montague

Alice Montague (Wellington)
Committee Member

Alice has worked in fundraising for more than twelve years; in Australia, the UK and the last five here in New Zealand. She has worked for small not for profits such as EveryChild UK, to larger ones such as Cancer Council NSW and British Red Cross. She has also worked across other sectors including politics and the arts. Her main focus has been individual giving. Alice is now at Creative New Zealand after a successful stint at the New Zealand Red Cross.

Nicki Sayers (Wellington)
Committee Member

Nicki has worked in fundraising in New Zealand since 2001 and is currently the Manager, Donor and Prospect Research with Victoria University of Wellington.  She has experience in both small and large organisations and across a broad range of fundraising disciplines including direct mail, database management, communications, street and telephone appeals, and sponsorship.

Nicki is also an experienced prospect researcher and currently supports a team of seven major gift officers with research and portfolio management.

 

Finz Fellows

The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand has 22 Fellows. Becoming a Fellow is a rare distinction and shows that the individual has a deep commitment to both the Institute and fundraising. It is the highest honour the Institute can bestow on a member.

FINZ Fellows may be conferred on members who:  “has for not less than 10 years rendered distinguished service to FINZ and the fundraising profession”.  

Nominations for Fellows are received through a Division at the time of their AGM. Nominations are then forwarded to a committee of current Fellows who will have the opportunity to make a recommendation to the Council. The Council will then consider all available information and make the final decision on conferment of a Fellowship or otherwise which is normally announced at the Awards Ceremony at Conference.

Carol Painter James Mutch Louise Parkin
Cheryl Moffat JB Munro Pat Thomas
Clive Pedley Jim Datson Rosemary Ledingham
Dianne Armstrong Johan Vos Stephanie Maitland
Dominique Leeming John Dear Thomas Kavanagh
Dwyllis Brown Kate Russell  Wayne McKenzie
Errol Pike Kitty Hilton   
Heather Newell Lisa Wells