Multiple sessions available from Mon 14 Oct 2019 to Wed 16 Oct 2019

Multiple venues

6 hours 6 topics 6 speakers!

We are pleased to be holding a Southern Symposium coming to both Christchurch and Dunedin this October. This is a great opportunity if you are beginner to intermediate level in your fundraising career and you are hungry to learn tips and techniques from your fundraising peers in the industry. This is designed to be a information packed day with a great chance to network too.

Come with your notebook and questions and enjoy a day full of great content, all under the same roof, for a very affordable price! 

 

CHRISTCHURCH SPEAKERS 

1. How to get your charity on the shopping list? The importance of realising that its not always about the money - Natalie Macaulay (Mercy Hospice)

In fact, awareness in your community and the role of the community fundraiser could be just as important as the CEO.

With over 2500 charities in New Zealand alone, the competition is fierce and knowing how to make your charity stand out from the rest is incredibly important.  From standing on the side of the road with a bucket to being the first charity to walk down the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week, there are multiple avenues you can use to get your charity top of the list. Natalie will go through what Mercy Hospice has achieved over the past year and encourage everyone to think outside the box and realise there is more to fundraising than money. This will include breakout sessions and brainstorming on how your charity can achieve this.

BIO

Natalie has been in the charity sector for over 15 years and has worked for both charities here and in the UK. Before moving to NZ in 2015, Natalie worked in various fundraising positions for Guide Dogs UK, MDUK and Breast Cancer Care. She settled in well to the NZ charity sector at Coastguard before moving to her current role; looking after the  Fundraising and Marketing team at Mercy Hospice in Auckland. With a broad range of skills in fundraising, Natalie believes that all areas of the not for profit division are equally important.

 

2. Bequests - Kathryn Marshall (University of Canterbury)

Bequests are a valuable and highly sought after income source for non-profits, but talking about leaving a gift in a Will can be tricky. It’s important for fundraisers to have the right skills and strategies in place to guide donors through the bequest process.  This workshop aims to offer sound, practical advice on growing your bequest opportunities, helping ensure your programme’s success. It will map out the donor journey and give you the necessary skills to identify and nurture donor prospects. Whether you are new to the world of bequests or an experienced practitioner, this session will help you get bequest fundraising right.

BIO

Kathryn has over 20 years working as a professional fundraiser in a variety of roles within the charity sector in the UK and NZ. She has worked for a diverse range of causes, but most predominantly in health, education and disability.For the last two and half years she has specialised in bequests and planned giving at the University of Canterbury Foundation (the charitable arm of the University) whereby she has designed and implemented a robust bequest programme. Originally from London, UK she is proud to call Christchurch her home.

 

3. How to Ask - Louise Walters (AskRIGHT) 

BIO

Louise has over 3 decades of experience as a senior fundraiser and marketing professional, having worked in the UK, Germany, and most recently New Zealand. Louise has proven capability and drive to add substantial value to an organisation. Louise’s expertise encompasses best practice in fundraising, research, and analysis. She creates robust and successful fundraising strategies, and possesses strong relationship management skills.  As a Consultant at AskRIGHT, Louise is working with a range of non-profit clients in a variety of sectors, including educational institutions, community services, culture, heritage, and religious organisations

 

4. Trust me …. I’m a Grants Nerd - Su Marshall, CFRE  (SPCA)

This presentation will focus on the basics of establishing and growing a great Grants Programme.  There is a science to grant applications, but it’s not rocket science.  We’ll look at 5 easy things you can be doing to ensure you get the best results for your organisation. There will be opportunities for participation and practice 

BIO

I’ve been active in fundraising since 2005 and I love it.  This is what I was born to do :) I’ve had experience across all forms of fundraising, both operational and capital, and am currently National Grants Manager for SPCA.  Grants are my particular passion and I very proudly call myself a Grants Nerd :) Prior to landing on my feet in fundraising, I 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).  I’ve carried those lessons with me. I’m Christchurch born and bred.  I live here with my husband and two teenaged sons.  Although we’ve travelled a bit around the world (and enjoy all the new experiences that offers), we’re always glad to come home.

 

5. The Art and Science of Major Gifts - John Godfrey (Global Philanthropic) 

John will offer his insights and experience on the art and science of major gift fundraising. Major gifts and legacies provide the highest returns on fundraising investment. There is science to identifying who your major gift prospects are. The art is in understanding and engaging with not prospects but people. Major gifts are investments by people who both share your organisation's values and are confident in your organisation's ability to make a difference.

BIO

John is a major gifts consultant and trainer. His career as a fundraiser began raising sponsorship for the Sydney and later Edinburgh arts festivals.  He then managed major gift programs for Edinburgh University’s Medical Research Institute and the Edinburgh Napier University Business School. For over a decade since, he has been a consultant to fundraising campaigns in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India and the Middle East. Now based in Christchurch, he is a Senior Consultant for Global Philanthropic and Chair of the Southern Region  Committee of FINZ.

 

6. The best stories – how charities can tell stories that inspire giving - Dominique Leeming (SPCA)

How you tell your organisations stories can make or break your fundraising campaigns. This session will help you identify the key elements you need to tell your own best stories in a range of contexts, including when working with individual donors, in direct mail appeals, online and within your organisation. The best stories create compelling emotional engagement, and live long in the memories of those who are moved by them.

BIO

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. Dominique has a busy household with a large mixed-breed dog from the Christchurch City Council Dog Shelter called Chum, two Chihuahuas from SPCA called Charlie and Ace, two cats Dora and Scout plus eleven chickens.

 

DUNEDIN SPEAKERS

1. How to get your charity on the shopping list? The importance of realising that its not always about the money - Natalie Macaulay (Mercy Hospice)

In fact, awareness in your community and the role of the community fundraiser could be just as important as the CEO.

With over 2500 charities in New Zealand alone, the competition is fierce and knowing how to make your charity stand out from the rest is incredibly important.  From standing on the side of the road with a bucket to being the first charity to walk down the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week, there are multiple avenues you can use to get your charity top of the list. Natalie will go through what Mercy Hospice has achieved over the past year and encourage everyone to think outside the box and realise there is more to fundraising than money. This will include breakout sessions and brainstorming on how your charity can achieve this.

BIO:

Natalie has been in the charity sector for over 15 years and has worked for both charities here and in the UK. Before moving to NZ in 2015, Natalie worked in various fundraising positions for Guide Dogs UK, MDUK and Breast Cancer Care. She settled in well to the NZ charity sector at Coastguard before moving to her current role; looking after the  Fundraising and Marketing team at Mercy Hospice in Auckland. With a broad range of skills in fundraising, Natalie believes that all areas of the not for profit division are equally important.

 

2. How to Develop Unshakeable Self-Confidence - Kieran Bird (www.kierantbird.com)

Attendees will learn:

  • Why we vary so much in terms of self-confidence
  • Why being certain about our values is crucial to our peace-of-mind
  • The research findings into the effects of low self-confidence on the organisations we work for
  • Why and how to apply systematic desensitization techniques to our major fear, our biggest weakness at work and our largest strength
  • Tools to use reduce worry, fear and tension
  • How to stay positive - The 14 ‘secrets’ of the slow release dopamine diet

BIO

Kieran wrote ‘Unshakeable Self-Confidence: Why Organisations Should, and How Individuals Can, Develop Higher Self-Confidence’ based on his efforts to grow his own self confidence in order to achieve success in sales in multiple markets internationally. "A lack of self-confidence is the most common development opportunity I come across for people in all walks of life. This is true for professional athletes, leaders across the public and private sector, and people who just want to have the best lives possible for themselves. If you are not confident, you will not seize the opportunities available to pursue your personal purpose, live the best life possible, and advance your career. This book uses an evidence-based approach to help us all build the confidence we need to have the lives we want through practical and easy to follow steps". Dr Paul Wood, Author, ‘How to Escape from Prison’. After returning to New Zealand in 2010 Kieran spent three years working with the New Zealand Institute of Management where he developed the Unshakeable Self-Confidence workshop in addition to workshops Negotiation Skills and Personal Branding.

 

3. The best stories – how a well-loved charity tells its stories to inspire giving and its own story of transformational change - Dominique Leeming  (SPCA)

How you tell your organisations stories can make or break your fundraising campaigns. This session will help you identify the key elements you need to tell your own best stories in a range of contexts, including when working with individual donors, in direct mail appeals, online and within your organisation. We will also look at how SPCA’s own vision for a united future was shared as a story -  and how that story drove transformational change.

BIO 

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. Dominique has a busy household with a large mixed-breed dog from the Christchurch City Council Dog Shelter called Chum, two Chihuahuas from SPCA called Charlie and Ace, two cats Dora and Scout plus eleven chickens.

 

4. Tricks and Tips for Better Grant Applications - Michelle Gerwitz (Presbyterian Support Otago)

BIO

Working in fundraising roles since 2010, Michelle has raised funds for the arts, humanitarian aid, and now social services and aged care. She enjoys overcoming the challenges that fundraising presents, and is an advocate of not putting all your fundraising into one basket. Michelle’s presentation, "Tricks and Tips for Better Grant Applications", will take a look at actual application responses to discuss what’s missing from them, and what you can do to write responses which capture the essence of your projects.Michelle is currently Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator at Presbyterian Support Otago. One of her main roles is grants fundraising.

 

5. The Art and Science of Major Gifts and Bequests for - John Godfrey (Global Philanthropic) 

John will offer his insights and experience on the art and science of major gift fundraising. Major gifts and legacies provide the highest returns on fundraising investment. There is science to identifying who your major gift prospects are. The art is in understanding and engaging with not prospects but people. Major gifts are investments by people who both share your organisation's values and are confident in your organisation's ability to make a difference.

BIO

John is a major gifts consultant and trainer. His career as a fundraiser began raising sponsorship for the Sydney and later Edinburgh arts festivals.  He then managed major gift programs for Edinburgh University’s Medical Research Institute and the Edinburgh Napier University Business School. For over a decade since, he has been a consultant to fundraising campaigns in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India and the Middle East. Now based in Christchurch, he is a Senior Consultant for Global Philanthropic and Chair of the Southern Region  Committee of FINZ.

 

6. How to Ask  – exploring the right way to ask and then ask again - Dave Marsh (Christchurch Methodist Mission)

With more than 9 years’ experience in fundraising and communications, Dave is passionate about raising funds for charities and telling the stories behind their work. As a fundraising ‘all-rounder’ he has a wide skill-set across the fundraising mix including grants, direct mail, regular giving, gifts in wills and events. Dave is currently the Fundraising and Communications Manager at the Christchurch Methodist Mission. 

Southern Symposium-CHRISTCHURCH

Mon 14 Oct 20199:30 AM - 5:00 PMAdd to calendar

Salvation Army, 853 Colombo St, Christchurch, 8013View map

Ticket typePriceQuantity
FINZ MemberAvailable from Mon 12 Aug 2019 until Mon 7 Oct 2019$149.00
Non MemberAvailable from Mon 12 Aug 2019 until Mon 7 Oct 2019$199.00

Southern Symposium-DUNEDIN

Wed 16 Oct 20199:30 AM - 5:00 PMAdd to calendar

Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace, Mornington, Dunedin, 9011View map

Ticket typePriceQuantity
FINZ MemberAvailable from Mon 12 Aug 2019 until Wed 9 Oct 2019$149.00
Non MemberAvailable from Mon 12 Aug 2019 until Wed 9 Oct 2019$199.00