The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) is the professional body for fundraisers and organisations involved with charities and not-for-profits in New Zealand. We're working with members from over 800 charities and not-for-profit organisations, helping them fundraise; professionally, ethically and sustainably.

What's happening in the Community Sector



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 the Discussion Document.


As reported by Pareto Fundraising, the recent annual report data from Charities Services tells us that the New Zealand charity sector annually raises income of $1.6 billion. 24% of these funds raised come from households with close to half of all donations made by generous Kiwis, through regular giving. 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


BDO Not-for-Profit Fraud survey results released

This survey provides a benchmark for Not-For-Profit organisations by revealing the perception and level of fraud in the sector, examining specific incidences of fraud and what the sector is doing to best prevent and manage it. For trustees, CEOs and senior managers who must be ever vigilant, this survey is a reminder that fraud and risk management policies should be active documents to ensure your organisation is secure. Read More




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