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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




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


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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