Upcoming Events in 2021:

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FINZ Central: Breakfast Roundtable - Bequest case study with Diana Meads

23 Jun 20218:30 - 10:00

Southern Cross Garden Bar, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

The wait is over; Wellington is hosting its first breakfast roundtable! Bring your questions, frustrations, and successes in bequest fundraising. Diana Meads (Save the Children) will be there to reveal some of her wisdom gained from 13 years in fundraising, with a focus in bequests. What better way to start your day than a cuppa with colleagues, sharing our experiences and learnings? 1.5 CFRE Pts.

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Virtual Learning Lunch: How to Succeed on Social Media with Alecia Hancock

29 Jun 202113:00 - 14:00


This 60 minute workshop covers the three pillars of social media: Where - which social media platforms to use and why you’d choose them. Who - understanding who they are talking to and your own organisations voice. What - a simple model for creating effective social media content. Presented by Alecia Hancock. 1 CFRE Pt.

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Virtual Learning Lunch: Standing out from the crowd: How to prepare and position your organisation for grants success with Dave Marsh

13 Jul 202112:00 - 13:00


Grant fundraising is a competitive environment in Aotearoa with a large number of charities vying for a finite amount of funding. Join Dave Marsh and learn how to stand out from the crowd and maximise the grant opportunities available to your charity or organisation. Speaker: Dave Marsh. 1 CFRE Pt.

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FINZ Southern: Lunchtime Roundtable - Bequest Case Study with Kathryn Marshall

14 Jul 202112:00 - 14:00

Brackenridge Services, 128 Wrights Road, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand

Bequests - Why now, and how can charities prepare for success? Speaker: Kathryn Marshall

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Virtual Micro Masterclass: The Great Fundraising Festival Part 2

27 Jul 20219:30 - 11:00


Great Fundraising campaigns rely on great creative work. But creative doesn’t raise money alone; it is just the tip of the iceberg. In this fast-paced presentation, you’ll learn from some of the best creative fundraising campaigns from around the world, why they worked and what you need to do to lay the foundation for Great Fundraising in your organisation.

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Virtual Micro Masterclass: The Little Known Magic Bonus of Matched Giving - Find Your Hidden Mid Value Donors & Boost Direct Marketing Appeals with Sean Triner

3 Aug 202112:00 - 13:30


In this session, Sean gives you an overview of how you can make most of your campaigns match fund campaigns and build your mid and major donor pool - all at the same time. This Micro Masterclass is presented by one of the Best of industry global changemakers: Sean Triner. 1.5 CFRE Pts.

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Virtual Micro Masterclass: Asking Without Anxiety: Confidence-Building Strategies for Raising Major Gifts with John Greenhoe

19 Aug 202112:00 - 13:30


Many are fearful of the thought of asking for money. This is unfortunate, because asking, face to face, is by far the most efficient and effective method of raising significant financial resources for your charity. This Micro Masterclass is presented by one of the Best of industry global changemakers: John Greenhoe. 1.5 CFRE Pts.

FINZ 2021 Conference

FINZ 2021 Conference

22 Sep 2021 (8:00) - 24 Sep 2021 (17:00)

Wellington, New Zealand

Save the Proposed Dates!

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Virtual Micro Masterclass: How to Raise Awareness and Drive Donations Using Social Media with Julia Campbell

12 Oct 202111:00 - 12:30


This workshop will examine how nonprofit social media marketing will need to adapt to the realities of our distracted, digital world, and how charities of all sizes can continue to attract new supporters, raise awareness for their cause, and drive donations. This Micro Masterclass is presented by one of the Best of industry global changemakers: Julia Campbell.

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Virtual Learning Lunch: TBC with Dominique Antarakis

28 Oct 20210:00 - 23:59


More information coming soon.

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FINZ Otago / Southland End of Year Event

1 Dec 2021 (0:00) - 22 Dec 2021 (23:59)


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FINZ Northern End of Year Event

1 Dec 2021 (0:00) - 22 Dec 2021 (23:59)


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FINZ Central End of Year Event

1 Dec 2021 (0:00) - 22 Dec 2021 (23:59)


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FINZ Southern End of Year Event

1 Dec 2021 (0:00) - 22 Dec 2021 (23:59)


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CFRE Accreditation

A voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, the CFRE signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional.

CFRE is used by fundraisers across the globe to show accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good. The CFRE credential is vital to a fundraiser’s professional growth and that it sets the standard for ethical practice in the sector.

All FINZ Events are CFRE certified, and the points from these can go towards your CFRE accreditation.

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