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You are invited...

Join the celebrations of our brightest fundraisers.

At the 2021 FINZ Conference we congratulate brilliant campaigns, organisations, and people in our sector.

Submissions for the 2021 FINZ Awards are OPEN

Book for the 2021 Awards Dinner

2019 Awards Video, right, courtesy of EDT Studio

 

Please Note: When you click one of the above buttons it will take you through to our third party website Judgify.

Judgify is what FINZ are using to host the awards. Once you are on Judgify, you will need to set up an account in order to submit, your regular FINZ account will not work. The button to create an account is below the banner, bottom right corner (both the Fundraising Award Submissions and Individual Award Submission pages are set up in the same way).

There are no requirements to submit an award. Once you have set up an account and clicked ‘Submit an Entry’ there are a series of questions to fill out. There is no way to view these questions without setting up an account with Judgify, but there is also no obligation to complete an Awards Submission and FINZ and Judgify will not store any information provided in the set up process if you do not complete a Submission.


Judges:

Announced Soon

FINZ 2021 AWARDS

Submissions for the 2021 FINZ Awards are OPEN - Submit above

 
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.

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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.

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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.

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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.

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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.

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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.

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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?

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 2020 - RNZSPCA
  • 2019 - SPCA New Zealand
  • 2018 - Cure Kids
  • 2017 - The Child Cancer Foundation
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.

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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. 

2021 Finalists:

  • Submit your Entry

Past Winners:

  • 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:

  • 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 2021 Finalists will be announced on the PFRA Website