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Rachel Muir, smiling, leaning her head on her hand

RACHEL MUIR, CFRE - USA
Key Note Speaker

Rachel Muir has worked every side of the Rubik’s cube that is the nonprofit sector. When she was just 26 years old, Rachel launched Girlstart, a non-profit organization to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card.  Several years later she had raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show. 

A winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life award, Rachel is a three-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, was named “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and one of Fast Company Magazines “Fast 50″ Champions of Innovation. 

Rachel has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Fundraising Success, Fast Company, Glamour, and Texas Monthly.  Her career spans leading an online fundraising consulting practice and managing major gift portfolios for some of the country’s largest and most successful nonprofit brands.  Rachel is a sought-after speaker, trainer and internationally recognized nonprofit founder and thought leader.  She delivers keynotes, custom trainings and board retreats that transform people into confident, successful fundraisers.  Learn more about Rachel at www.rachelmuir.com 

Master Class: Win Your Donors' Hearts, Minds & Wallets
Event: Fireside Chat, Cuss and Discuss
Opening Plenary: The Future of Fundraising
Workshop: Why Fundraising is the F-word to Your Board & How to Fix It

Sam Laprade, smiling at the camera on a black background, she is wearing a leather jacket and her hair is swept to the side by a breeze

SAM LAPRADE, CFRE - Canada
Key Note Speaker

Sam loves to connect people!  

As a professional fundraiser Sam works closely with generous donors to impact some of the most vulnerable people in her community.  

Sam’s extensive experience, for close to three decades, in fundraising, media and municipal politics has created an impressive network of community and business leaders.  

Over a 30-year period Ms. Laprade has raised money for important charities in her community such as: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society and the Ottawa Mission Foundation.  

In 2009, Sam started as Director, Gryphon Fundraising. Ms. Laprade shares the importance of donor database analytics with fundraising professionals worldwide. 

In addition to her work with Gryphon Fundraising, in October 2017, Sam launched her full-time consultancy to assist non-profits with fundraising strategy, stewardship, board relations, coaching and audits.  

Ms. Laprade is an engaging speaker who receives high ratings.  Her speaking engagements include: AFP International Conference, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, the Association of Donor Relations Professionals and AFP Congress (Canada).  Sam was the keynote speaker at the Closing Plenary for AFP Congress 2018. 

Sam is the creator and radio host of “An Hour to Give” on 1310 News, Ottawa. This show highlights non-profit organizations in Ottawa, Canada.  

Master Class: It's not Rocket Science: How to use Analytics to further your Mission
Event: Fireside Chat, Cuss and Discuss
Opening Plenary: Can we get Real? Fundraising is Hard.
Workshop: A-Z Stewardship: Keeping your Donors Informed, Happy and Engaged
Workshop: Legacy Giving: One Small Step for your Organisation, One Giant Step for your Donor

Nikki Bell grinning, looking up at the camera

NIKKI BELL, MinstF(cert) - UK
Key Note Speaker

Nikki is a fundraising and event consultant from the UK working globally with charities to help them change the world one project at a time. 

With experience in rebrand project management, corporate partnerships, face to face, individual giving, and community fundraising, Nikki now works with charity teams to provide consultancy, coaching and training to help them raise more money in more productive teams. 

As a passionate supporter of fundraisers' development Nikki sits on the Institute of Fundraising National Convention board, is a Director and Trustee for Mortal Fools, is the Founder of Pizza for Losers, and Co-Founder and CEO of virtual fundraising conference, Fundraising Everywhere. 

You can find Nikki at charitynikki.com or @CharityNikki 

Master Class: The Important Role of Community (Peer-to-Peer) Fundraising: How to Get Started and What You Need to Make it a Success 
Event: Fireside Chat, Cuss and Discuss
Event: I Wish I'd Thought of That...
Opening Plenary: Lessons from an Introvert: Getting the Most Out of Your FINZ Experience
Workshop: Pizza for Losers
Workshop: How to Revolutionise Online Engagement with a Smartphone and 30NZD

Stephen George, smiling on a grey background, wearing a buttoned up white shirt

STEPHEN GEORGE - UK
Key Note Speaker

Stephen George is a Fundraising and Leadership Coach and consultant specialising in helping charity leaders become more entrepreneurial leaders who change behaviour and raise more money. 

He is currently working on global strategies for international NGO’s and runs a leadership and coaching programme. He has over 30 years experience at all levels in the UK and internationally at  NSPCC, UNICEF, RNIB, Action on Hearing Loss, Maggie’s and Scope and is a speaker, writer, podcaster and contributor to NGO’s. He is a former chairman of Remember a Charity, and a former  Vice Chairman of the UK’s Institute of Fundraising. He is currently a trustee at CLIC Sargent. 

Master Class: Find and spark your purpose, story and proposition: How to reconnect to engage, inspire and ask for more money 
Event: Fireside Chat, Cuss and Discuss
Event: I Wish I'd Thought of That...
Workshop: Build a transformational legacy campaign through behaviour change 
Workshop: Great Fundraising Teams – How to build and lead awesome team to success 

Fiona McPhee

FIONA MCPHEE - NZ
Key Note Speaker

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.

Most recently Fiona has been working at a senior strategic levels developing strategic fundraising plans, conducting fundraising audits and developing new fundraising products.

With a passion for monthly giving (she started her fundraising career with WWF-Australia launching their monthly giving program) she has worked with over twenty different organisation to drive real (and fast) growth from monthly giving.

A session with Fiona results in new ideas, practical solutions and energy to implement. Fiona is an engaging and energetic communicator and regularly presents at conferences and training sessions.

Master Class: Unlock your monthly giving value potential … how to make your Monthly Giving program flourish 
Event: Fireside Chat, Cuss and Discuss
Event: IFC Storytime
Workshop: From little things big things grow … how to get started and really grow your monthly giving program 

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SPEAKERS

 

Abby Clemence

ABBY CLEMENCE
Founder, Infinity Sponsorship

Abby is an international speaker and one of Australia's leading corporate partnership experts.

She helps For-Profit and For-Purpose organisations unlock the secrets of great partnerships and her specialty lies in teaching fundraisers to build partnerships that create meaningful and sustainable impact.

It doesnt matter if youre volunteering on a committee in your rural town, or working for a global charity - every single one of you is working for change and better outcomes.

Abby is in your corner and can teach you how to connect with right brands, master your skills and grow your income.

Workshop: Identifying your Corporate Partnerships Sweet Spot

Alex Williams

ALEX WILLIAMS
Marketing and Creative Manager, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Alex is the FINZ 2018 Execucare Award Winner for Best Newcomer, receiving this honour whilst in her role as Community and Events Fundraising Manager for the SPCA. During her time with the SPCA, she produced and launched a new signature event, executed multiple successful street appeals during the merger of the national organisation, and increased profitability of her fundraising channel hugely. Alex now leads a marketing and creative team for the Bay of Plenty's biggest tertiary provider and has rebranded the organisation, redeveloped learner personas and marketing strategies.

Workshop: Marketing Principals and Practices for Fundraisers

Ashley Rose

ASHLEY ROSE
CEO, MonDial Telephone Fundraising

With telephone and face to face fundraising experience developed over 20 years. Ashley's led the team at MonDial for 13 years focusing on the enhancement of regular giving programmes to achieve greater all round outcomes. Ashley is focused on the drivers of quality within fundraising, and having metrics to support it. Standard reporting for phone and f2f tell just a fraction of the donor engagement story.  High retention, low complaints, great engagement with supporters coupled with call duration all complete the story.

Human to human interaction matters and it is vital to your cause, donor engagement and the successful use of the telephone and face to face fundraising, enhancing your Regular Giving Lifecycle. Getting the most from fundraisers conversations with your donors is a challenge but doing it better has always been Ashleys focus.

MonDial deliver award winning campaigns in Australia and New Zealand.  

Workshop: Donor Engagement Starts from Within

Chanel Hughes

CHANEL HUGHES
Senior Consultant & Head of Marketing (Australia), Global Philanthropic

Chanel has 20 years of experience in stakeholder engagement and fundraising, with an equally long track record as a communications professional, engaged in all aspects of print and electronic media.

In her role as Alumni Manager for the University of Canterbury for 11 years, Chanel was co-editor of the Universitys flagship Canterbury magazine, which in 2006 won the Educate Plus Excellence Award for Best Alumni Publication.

In subsequent roles as Alumni Manager for Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) and Director of the Australasian office for a UK-based tele-campaign consultancy, Chanel managed all fundraising communications for annual giving and bequest strategies, that exceeded targets and grew both philanthropic revenue and donor numbers year on year.

Now Global Philanthropics specialist Case for Support writer, Chanel works with a wide variety of organisations in Australia, New Zealand and further afield to help develop their most persuasive and compelling arguments for major philanthropic support.

Workshop: Developing Your Compelling Case for Support

Chantel Plum

CHANTEL PLUM
Strategist

With a mischievous laugh and super sharp fundraising mind, Chantel has spent over a decade in the not-for-profit sector, in charity organisations in Australia and Canada. She is committed to delivering efficient, effective fundraising programs, ensuring every donors gift is valued and respected. With qualifications in Psychology, Chantel understands donor behaviour and is passionate about creating exceptional donor experiences to drive long-term engagement and lifetime value.

Workshop: The Psychology of a Three-Headed Fundraising Monster: Why Donors Give, Why Fundraisers Ask and Why Organisations can Make It or Break It

Chris Downes

CHRIS DOWNES
CEO, DVA Nation

With over 25 years experience in fundraising, Chris has worked internationally with clients in Canada, USA, South Africa, New Zealand and throughout Australia.

As CEO of DVA Navion, Chris provides strategic counsel to clients in donor development, major gifts and bequests. His work in the bequest area has spanned over 20 years and includes recruitment and training of bequest staff; implementing new programs and relaunching existing ones for over 50 organisations across a range of causes including healthcare, welfare, conservation, research, disability and sporting organisations. His work in NZ has seen creating and supporting bequest programs for Salvation Army, Starship, Plunket, Unicef, RNZFB, NZBCF amongst many.

Workshop: Building a Bequest Program from Scratch

Daniel McDiarmid

DANIEL MCDIARMID
Director, AskRIGHT

Daniel McDiarmid leads the largest team of fundraising strategy consultants in New Zealand, with consultants in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin working with clients in schools, arts, health, higher education, environment, religious, and social service sectors.

Daniel wrote the first PhD thesis in the Asia-Pacific region looking at fundraising and philanthropy, has led research into personal attributes of high-performing fundraisers and led some of the largest fundraising campaigns in the region.

He has served on international boards for CASE, CFRE and the Giving Institute, judged fundraising awards in New Zealand, Australia and the USA,  and is an engaging trainer on all aspects of fundraising and fundraising management.  

Workshop: Winning and Keeping Institutional Support for Fundraising: The Fundraising Plan, and the Fundraising Report

Dominique Leeming

DOMINIQUE LEEMING
General Manager - Marketing and Fundraising, SPCA

Dominique Leeming has 20 years experience as an award winning professional fundraiser and marketer, preceded by many years of voluntary service in the charitable sector. Prior to joining SPCA she held national roles with Coastguard New Zealand and Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga. Dominique has a long record of commitment to the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand, she currently sits on the FINZ board and the Ethics Committee. She is also a Fellow of the Institute.

Workshop: Developing a High Performance Team - and Keeping Them

Eva Aldrich

EVA ALDRICH
President and CEO, CFRE International, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE 2001-2016)

Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D, CAE, (CFRE, 2001–2016) is President and CEO of CFRE International, the globally-recognised voluntary certification for fundraising professionals. The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential supports and encourages fundraising professionals to aspire to the highest standards of professional competence and ethical practice in serving the philanthropic sector.

Prior to joining CFRE International, Aldrich was Associate Director of Public Service at The Fund Raising School at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Aldrich has been widely published in fundraising journals and is one of the editors of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 3rd Edition, from Jossey-Bass.

Panel: Professional Development Panel

Gavin Coopey

GAVIN COOPEY

Gavin is an experienced consultant and social researcher who has helped many Charity Boards and Leadership teams develop strategic approaches to fundraising communications and consumer led culture change. As a specialist in Branding, High value partnerships and Innovation strategy; his advice is based on a deep understanding of supporter insights generated from multiple market research projects. During a diverse career Gavin worked in various Marketing and Fundraising roles in the UK and Australian charity sectors. However; Gavin’s most import achievement is that his two teenage sons still talk to him and don’t think he’s a complete idiot!

Workshop: Innovating Better - Next Week! How to Get Moving with an Approach that can Yield Greater Results Quickly
Event: IFC Storytime

Gwen Green

GWEN GREEN
Chief Executive Officer

Gwen has over 20-years fundraising and communications experience with a passion for developing new income opportunities and shaking up existing fundraising strategies, to maximise income generation. With experience in both UK and New Zealand, and globally as part of the Oxfam International Income and Growth Leadership Team, Gwen advocates the benefits of changing things up!

Prior to taking up her current position in 2018, Gwen held senior roles at both St John Northern Regions and Oxfam New Zealand, leading significant income growth within both organisations.

In her current role as CEO of the recently-formed Auckland Health Foundation, Gwen has led the development of the organisation from the ground up, to build a strong reputation and profile. In just its first ten months of fundraising, the Foundation secured over $1.5 million in donations.

Workshop: How to Convert Event Participants into Sustainable Long Term Donors

Jenni Anderson

JENNI ANDERSON
Fundraising Manager, Victim Support

Jenni Anderson joined Victim Support as Fundraising Manager in March 2019, just a week before the Christchurch Terrorist Attacks. Jenni brings 15 years of fundraising experience to her role including for iconic charities like the Stroke Foundation, Diabetes New Zealand, and Te Omanga Hospice.

Workshop: Our Lessons from the Christchurch Shooting Victims' Appeal

Jill Ford

JILL FORD
Consultant, Fordward Marketing

After 2.5 years in the UK, I came back to NZ with a passion to combine my marketing, events, campaigning and fundraising skills to help charities generate new $ and supporters from Peer 2 Peer fundraising. 

30 years of experience with marketing, digital, sponsorship, communications, events, advocacy campaigns, and fundraising. Working with community groups, corporate, NFP and government sectors.

Workshop: Lateral Thinker: Shooting for the Stars and How to At Least Hit the Moon with Event Fundraising

Laura Golland

LAURA GOLLAND
Executive Director: Fundraising and Communications, Wellington Free Ambulance

Laura has been working in fundraising, both in New Zealand and the UK over the last 13 or so years. Prior to that she worked in a range of sales and marketing roles, before making the cross over to the not for profit sector. Laura started her fundraising career as a corporate fundraiser in London, and has since expanded her skill set to include most of the fundraising mix. The last 8 years has seen her shift her focus more towards individual giving, developing and growing direct mail, regular giving and bequest programmes.

Her role at Wellington Free Ambulance sees her overseeing a whole range of fundraising. channels. Laura is a big believer in the importance of having the systems and processes in place to support effective fundraising and is a big fan of data, as it means she can provide a great experience for her supporters

Workshop: How Spending Less Time Folding Letters Ended with our Best DM Yet 

Lisa Rudolphe

LISA RUDOLPHE

An experienced and passionate fundraiser, Lisa and the team at Auckland Museum continue to deliver winning campaigns across all fundraising portfolios, proudly collecting a few FINZ accolades for excellence in trusts/grants and sponsorship along the journey!

With extensive corporate and client-side experience, eight years as Head of Development at Auckland Museum, and a senior fundraising role with the Cancer Society, Lisa has many fundraising and career learnings to share.

Panel: Professional Development Panel
Event: I Wish I'd Thought of That...

Leo Orland

LEO ORLAND
CFRE, Senior Strategist, Precision@Soar

Leo has been a fundraiser for 39 years. He has helped raise millions of dollars for various causes in Australia as well as internationally. His work involves him in strategic planning, implementation of direct marketing programs, major donor development, bequest programs, development of monthly giving programs, fundraising audits, and development and training of fundraisers.

Leo is a Fellow of Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA), a past Chairman of the FIA Board, former member of the CFRE board and former chair of the CFRE Exam Committee. He has been a member of the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) for more than 35 years. Twice President of FIA Victoria.

In 2013 Leo was named the Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year.

Workshop: Yes there are Silver Bullets - But are You Prepared to Fire Them?

Mamta Bhatt

MAMTA BHATT
Digital Consultant, Parachute Digital

Mamta is a digital purist who literally lives and breaths the behaviour we tell charities that their donors will respond to. Shes a strategist, writer and producer all in one, able to manoeuvre between creating compelling copy for your appeal landing page, harnessing SMS power to get the most out of your p2p fundraisers, then optimising your Facebook acquisition campaign, to putting the final touches on a complex marketing automation workflow nurturing supporters through the donor journey towards regular giving.

Mamta has worked with charities across Australia & NZ helping them grow their fundraising digitally and learn the best ways to get the most of of their digital campaigns, platforms & audiences.

Event: I Wish I'd Thought of That...
Workshop: The Underdog of Digital Fundraising

Marnie Fleming

MARNIE FLEMING
Head of Individual Giving, The Starship Foundation

Head of Individual Giving at The Starship Foundation. Background in Comms, advertising and fundraising in UK and Australasia.

Workshop: Are You Ready for Your Big Brand Campaign? Mass Participation Event Ready?
MythSmashers!: TBC

Michelle Berriman

MICHELLE BERRIMAN
Executive Director, Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

Michelle comes to FINZ after 20 years working in a variety of roles within the charity sector - the last ten in fundraising and development. Prior to joining the sector’s commercial side, she was a youth/community development worker supporting children looked after by the state, running community-based youth projects and working in juvenile lock-down. Michelle is motivated by creating change and making a difference to those facing adversity and wants everyone to be given the chance to be the very best version of themselves. Originally from the far North of Scotland, she is proud to call NZ her home. She also grew 5 human beings (two of which are now fully grown Human adults !), loves reading and cooking.

Event: Fireside Chat, Cuss and Discuss

Mildie Meyer-Els

MILDIE MEYER-ELS
Sponsorship Consultant, m.e & YOU

Mildie Meyer-Els has been working in the partnership, sponsorship and event space for about 20 years. She recently started her own consulting business, m.e & YOU Consulting, to help more companies do better with their sponsorships and gain more value by truly working as partners with each other and not just seeing sponsorship as a transaction. Mildie believes in the impact of sponsorship and effective brand activations and events. It is an important part of the marketing mix and the power of making a difference through these tangible and interactive ways should never be underestimated. She has worked for corporates (big and small), charities, other not-for-profits and with rights-holders in sports, culture and the charitable space.

Workshop: The Road Less Taken - A Different Approach to Make a Big Impact

Nick Jaffer

NICK JAFFER
President & CEO (Asia Pacific)

A recognised, award-winning authority on major gifts, campaigns, board development and community engagement, Nick is President & CEO (Asia Pacific) for Global Philanthropic.

Over his 28-year career in Canada and Australia, he has served both in-house and as consultant to clients within the education, arts/culture, health and medical research, public policy and community service sectors. Representative clients include University of Melbourne, National Gallery Singapore, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Princeton University, The Salvation Army, and United Nations Foundation amongst others.

Nick has also served in leadership positions at the University of Alberta, Curtin University and University of Sydney, where he led the growth in fundraising revenues from $20M to $75M per year, leading into the University Inspired campaign, the first in Australia to exceed $1 billion.

A Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and Educate Plus, Nick has presented at conferences across the world including a TEDx Talk in 2016.

Workshop: Capital Campaigns: From Planning to Execution to Follow up

Philippa Mandis

PHILIPPA MANDIS
Philanthropy and Legacy Manager, SPCA New Zealand

Philippa Mandis has a breadth of experience across fundraising and sponsorship, experiential marketing activities, events and marketing management disciplines. Prior to her move to the charity sector with SPCA Philippa held senior roles as General Manager Brand Experience, Global Mobility Manager and senior marketing management roles at leading companies, KPMG, Carter Holt Harvey and Fonterra. She is currently leading SPCAs Philanthropy and Legacy Programmes.

Workshop: Legacies: Boom or Bust? The Greatest Transfer of Wealth in Human History is Happening 

Rebecca Scelly

REBECCA SCELLY
Director / Owner, Outside Insights

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.

Workshop: Your Investment Strategy - to Diversify, or to Consolidate
NZed Talk: International Innovators - Exploring Fundraising on Different Frontiers

Robin Cabral

ROBIN CABRAL
CFRE, Principal, Development Consulting

Robin L. Cabral is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with over twenty-five years of experience and millions of dollars raised, assisting non-profit organizations as a development professional.  She has overseen all aspects of fund development, from annual funds to capital campaigns to donor communications. 

Educationally, Robin has obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Fund Development from Saint Marys of Minnesota, USA.  She currently holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2008.

Robin is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is also an AFP Master Faculty Trainer and serves as a member of the AFP International Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Committee.  She has been a conference presenter, workshop leader, roundtable leader, moderator, and facilitator.  Robin is also a Member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (MFIA) and adheres to its Code of Conduct.

Workshop: Building Your Major Gifts Portfolio in Any Size Fundraising Shop

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

SARAH PATERSON-HAMLIN
Operations Manager, UpsideDowns Education Trust

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin is Manager of the UpsideDowns Education Trust, a charity that gives a voice to kids with Down syndrome all over Aotearoa. She has held this role for 3 years, following her return to New Zealand from Glasgow where she completed her PhD in Literature thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarship. She is the Mum of a 2 year old and a new baby, and moonlights as a writer. She has previously worked for the Otago Museum, Policy Scotland, and the University of Glasgow, and volunteered for charities like UN Youth NZ, Maryhill Integration Network, and in the Calais 'Jungle'. 

Workshop: Running with the All Blacks - Is it Worth It?

Stephanie Maitland

STEPHANIE MAITLAND
FFINZ, CFRE

Stephanie has been a fundraising professional for over 25 years. Now as a self-employed consultant/contractor she works with charities from all sectors and sizes from across New Zealand on a wide variety of fundraising activities.

She’s been a CFRE since 1998 and was named a Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) in 2008.

Stephanie has held a number of volunteer roles within the FINZ at both national and local levels and has presented at many FINZ events.

Panel: Professional Development Panel

Su Marshall

SU MARSHALL
CFRE, Manager - Grants, RNZSPCA

Su's been active in fundraising since 2005 and loves it.  She say, "This is what I was born to do". Su has experience across all forms of fundraising, both operational and capital, and is currently National Grants Manager for SPCA.  Grants are her particular passion and she very proudly calls herself a Grants Nerd.

Prior to landing on her feet in fundraising, Su worked in a variety of jobs“ from bank teller to tour guide; nanny to dance teacher.  The only thing these jobs really had in common was an element of working with people and trying to understand what they need to make˜this succeed (whatever˜this was).  Shes carried those lessons with her. Su is Christchurch born and bred.  She lives with her husband and two teenaged sons.  Although theyve travelled around the world (and enjoy the new experiences that offers), theyre always glad to come home. 

Workshop: Harry vs Hamlet - Tips to Make Your Grants Programme a 'Best Seller'

Terri Sheahan

TERRI SHEAHAN
Communications Expert, Precision@Soar

Terri Sheahan is a communications expert with 30+ years in the world of fundraising and philanthropy.  A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), she has worked as both a hands-on fundraiser and donor communications specialist across all cause areas in the not for profit sector.

Her work has been recognised through FIA Awards in both Capital Campaign and Direct Mail categories, and she has delivered professional development presentations at state and national levels in Australia.  Terri has also worked as a mentor to fundraisers in both a professional and pro bono capacity.

Direct Mail is her speciality and donor-centric communications is her passion.  Senior Copywriter for Precision@Soar, Terri works with charities large and small to maximise their income and strengthen their donor relationships through communications across the donor journey: from acquisition and on-boarding, to regular giving and major gifts stewardship.

Workshop: To-Ask-or-Not-to-Ask? The Contentious Second Gift Strategy

Tilda Bostwick

TILDA BOSTWICK

Tilda Bostwick lives and breathes the NFP sector, she is a Fellow of FINZ with a reputation as someone who is compassionate and a great match-maker.  Fundraising Talent’s kaupapa is to honour our talented and dedicated fundraising professionals and to provide affordable and flexible recruitment services to the NFP sector.

Panel: Professional Development Panel

Tim Paris

TIM PARIS
CEO + Co-Founder, Dataro

Tim is the CEO of Dataro. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Following roles in academia and startups, he co-founded the data science company Dataro in 2017 to help charities improve their fundraising using the latest machine learning and predictive modelling techniques. Dataro is a Blackbaud Certified Technology Partner.

Workshop: How to Raise more Funds with Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics

Zebedee Stone

ZEBEDEE STONE
Fundraising and Marketing Director, Amnesty International New Zealand

Zebedee (Zeb) is the Fundraising & Marketing Director at Amnesty International New Zealand. With a varied and interesting career in fundraising he has lead fundraising teams at KidsCan, the New Zealand Labour Party and Oxfam over the past decade. Zeb is passionate about utilising innovative and tried-and-true avenues to effectively engage supporters. Alongside work and running far too much over the last two years he's completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Auckland. It's a little unusual study option in the not-for-profit space but in Zeb's mind causes like ours could learn a thing or two from how business see the world and vice versa (though they would never admit it). Zeb's excited to join you to share findings from his MBA research project at FINZ 2020.

NZed Talk: Are You A Coopetitor?