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You are invited...

Join the celebrations of our brightest fundraisers.

At the 2020 FINZ Conference we congratulate brilliant campaigns, organisations, and people in our sector.

Submissions for the 2020 FINZ Awards are CLOSED

Book for the 2020 Awards Dinner: HERE

2019 Awards Video, right, courtesy of EDT Studio

 


Judges:

Fiona McPhee

Fiona McPhee

With 20 years’ experience in fundraising Fiona is an individual giving specialist working with fundraisers globally, helping them to devise and implement ways to improve the value of the relationships built with donors.

From her time managing a supporter services team, through implementing acquisition and retention programs, to spearheading the largest charity benchmarking program in Australasia and heading strategy development in a specialist fundraising agency, Fi has been all about turning charity objectives into insights-driven communications programmes.

Supporters, strategy and results are her thing. What Fiona enjoys the most is developing fundraising programs across channels and fundraising specialities. The silo is out, integration is in and donors are at the heart of every approach.

Clive Pedley

Clive Pedley

Clive has been advising, coaching and training for growth in the social purpose sector in New Zealand and Australia since 2000. During that time he has been responsible for raising tens of millions for many of New Zealand’s leading charities. He is well regarded as a thought leader, an informed, enthusiastic practitioner and practical presenter. Clive is a former President of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) from 2011 to 2013, was a member of the FINZ National Council from 2009 to 2015 and was named a fellow of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand in May 2014.

Rebecca Scelly

Rebecca Scelly

Rebecca is a strategic thinker and proven implementer for all aspects of fundraising and charity management. Having worked in the fundraising sector in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Brazil, she brings an international perspective to her work and strategy development.

Rebecca will bring her 16 years of practical fundraising experience to this conference in order to support Fundraisers at every stage of their career.

Her business, Outside Insights provides support to organisations in their strategic development, budgeting and implementing plans for the greatest impact and results.

Pat Shepherd

Pat Shepherd

Pat Shepherd is a photographer, graphic designer and founder of NZ-based charity One Percent Collective. He loves making things better through creativity. He’s been doing that for years through his work with SpinningTop on the Thai/Burma border with refugee and migrant children and more recently through One Percent Collective and the Generosity Journal they produce.

FINZ 2020 AWARDS

Submissions for the 2020 FINZ Awards are CLOSED

 
Best Donor Experience

Best Donor Experience

An opportunity to recognise a charity that celebrates putting donors at the heart of fundraising. A not for profit who acknowledges the commitment and support of their donors to the highest level.

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Save the Children
  • 2020 - RNZSPCA
  • 2019 - Oxfam
  • 2017 - New Zealand Red Cross
  • 2016 - New Zealand Red Cross
Best Individual Giving Campaign

Best Individual Giving Campaign

(includes Acquisition, renewal, reactivation and upgrade)

This award recognises the skill and expertise that goes into an individual giving campaign, including face-to-face fundraising, digital, DRTV, direct mail, and telemarketing.

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Variety, The Children's Charity
  • 2020 - KidsCan
  • 2019 - Wellington Free Ambulance
  • 2018 - Variety, the Children's Charity
  • 2017 - Hospice North Shore
  • 2016 - St John New Zealand
Best High Value Campaign

Best High Value Campaign

(includes Bequest, Capital, High Value Donors)

This award category recognises exceptional high-value campaigns, including bequests, capital and high-value donors. The judges were looking for a campaign that truly connected with major donors and increased the number of significant gifts to the organisation.

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Hawkes Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust
  • 2020 - The University of Auckland
  • 2019 - Mercy Ships
  • 2017 - Dolphin Theatre & Nikau Foundation
  • 2016 - Living Springs
Best Partner Relationship

Best Partner Relationship

(includes Corporate, grants & trusts)

This award recognises a fantastic relationship that a not-for-profit has with a partner. A partnership that was highly successful for both organisations.

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Life Flight & Westpac
  • 2020 - UpsideDowns Education Trust & the Barrett Family
  • 2019 - Life Flight Trust & Hiremaster Partnership
  • 2017 - Auckland War Memorial Museum & SPARK
  • 2016 - New Zealand Red Cross & New Zealand Post
Best use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative

Best use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative

(including Peer 2 Peer)

This award seeks to recognise a fun-filled community event or initiative that engaged with key audiences and increased income and awareness.

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Oxfam
  • 2020 - RNZSPCA
  • 2019 - Oxfam NZ Trailwalker
  • 2018 - Wellington Free Ambulance
  • 2017 - Christian World Services
  • 2016 - Hospice New Zealand
Excellence in Innovation / Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign

Excellence in Innovation / Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign

How many organisations tried something new last year? Something a bit out of the box and innovative? This award category recognises the year's most memorable and innovative fundraising campaign.

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Save the Children
  • 2020 - Mary Potter Hospice & Oxfam New Zealand
  • 2019 - The Foodbank Project
  • 2016 - Friends of Cancer Society Wellington (as 'Special Award')
Best Use of Digital

Best use of Digital

(across all channels)

The criterion for this award is to put your organisation forward as a digital champion, able to connect with a myriad of audiences across different platforms. So which organisations delivered creative and inspiring digital work?

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Outward Bound
  • 2020 - RNZSPCA
  • 2019 - SPCA New Zealand
  • 2018 - Cure Kids
  • 2017 - The Child Cancer Foundation
PFRA Face-to-Face Fundraiser of the Year 2022

PFRA Face-to-Face Fundraiser of the Year 2022

We are looking for a fundraiser who:

  • is passionate about fundraising and the charities they work for,
  • is inspirational, both to other fundraisers and the public they meet,
  • is committed to the PFRA Code of Conduct & CovidSAFE, and
  • can demonstrate their excellent results in achieving quality, long-term donations.

If this describes a fundraiser you know, you can nominate them by completing the online form below. We welcome nominations from all PFRA members and suggest that charities and suppliers work together to complete the nomination form: https://www.cognitoforms.com/PFRA3/PFRAFacetoFaceFundraiserOfTheYear2022 

Fundraising Newcomer of the Year 2020

Fundraising Newcomer of the Year 2021

This award seeks to acknowledge the contribution made by a fundraiser who is new to the sector. To be considered for this award, the person needs to have made an outstanding contribution to fundraising, shown consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect.

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Trilby Benge, IHC
  • 2020 - Hayley Fordyce, Life Flight Charitable Trust
  • 2019 - Ruby Armstrong-Kooy, Capital E
  • 2018 - Alex Wilson, SPCA New Zealand
  • 2017 - Grace Brennan, Victoria University of Wellington
Fundraising Manager / Leader of 2020

Fundraising Manager / Leader of 2021

This award looks for a supportive, inspiring and passionate manager/team leader who deserves recognition for their leadership qualities. 

2022 Finalists:

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Claire Carruthers
  • 2020 - Vanessa Conwell, RNZSPCA
  • 2019 - Dominique Leeming, SPCA
Overall Fundraising Excellence Award

Overall Fundraising Excellence Award

This Award recognises and rewards a not-for-profit's fundraising excellence. It is not an individual award category, and the winner is chosen from entries into the categories listed above.

Past Winners:

  • 2021 - Life Flight & Westpac
  • 2020 - The University of Auckland
  • 2019 - SPCA
  • 2018 - Variety, the Children's Charity
  • 2017 - Christian World Services
  • 2016 - New Zealand Red Cross
Note: The PFRA Face-to-Face Fundraiser of the Year Award is awarded through the PFRA, information on this award and the 2020 Finalists will be available on their website shortly. PFRA Website