The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) is the membership organisation of fundraisers and leaders, trustees and managers in the community and charity sector. FINZ advances professional development and qualifications in the sector, maintains fundraising ethical best practice and standards and advocates on behalf of the sector at government level. A peer network operates where members and supporters discuss and formulate solutions to fundraising, management, governance and sector challenges. The media seeks sector commentary and opinion and FINZ provides its own sector publications and digital platforms to inform the membership and advocate to the wider community.
What's happening in the Community Sector
Go to the edge of the emerging future of fundraising...
FINZ's premier conference is on in Queenstown in May, but not at a premier price!
You might be surprised; for no more than the cost of a conference in any of the main centres, you can book your flights and secure your place, along with excellent accommodation. Our keynote speakers include experts from USA, UK and Australia, exciting announcements are being made now and delegates can be assured that they will truly 'go to the edge' of the emerging future of fundraising. Read More
Fundraising ethics a FINZ imperative
It could be said that those working in the community and charity sector are held to the highest level of trust. Serving our communities and realising the vision of our organisations is a responsibility that we take seriously along with operating ethically and with honour. Read More
Donor’s wishes paramount for charities
Charities greatly respect the people who make donations and voluntarily give of their time. The good-will of people is paramount and their generosity may often provide the life blood for a charity to do its good work in the community. Respecting Kiwis’ and their generosity goes without saying and is what makes New Zealand the wonderful civil society it is. However, under no circumstances should charities place any undue pressure on donors to make donations.Read more here
World class Arts fundraiser teaches the art of giving
It’s not many fundraisers who can claim to have raised over $80m but that’s exactly what Australian Ballet’s head of fundraising has done. Kenneth Watkins is the best of the best when it comes to teaching people the art of giving and he will be in New Zealand giving Kiwi fundraisers plenty of advice on how to tap into peoples’ values and passion to help grow philanthropy in New Zealand. Read more here
FINZ's Class 4 Gambling Submission here
The Department of Internal Affairs is reviewing Class 4 gambling (from pokies in clubs, pubs and bars) with the aim to look at long-term sustainability and effective allocation of funding to communities; whether the legislation is still fit-for-purpose; whether the sector can be regulated more cost-effectively; and preventing and minimising harm from gambling. Click here to read more
No to the disclosure regulations for third-party fundraisers.
FINZ and PFRA have been collaborating on behalf of our respective members. In April, we made a joint submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, competition and consumer policy team, regarding information Disclosure Regulations for Third-party Fundraisers making requests for charitable purposes. We submitted that the proposed regulations should not proceed . Read More