Wellington 360 Fundraising Training Day


Hon Maggie Barry, ONZM, Minister for Culture & Heritage

In the 51st Parliament, Maggie Barry holds three portfolios within Cabinet and is the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Conservation and Senior Citizens. Maggie is the Lead Minister for New Zealand’s First World War Centenary Programme. Maggie will welcome delegates and open the training day.


Abby Clemence, MFIA,
Infinity Sponsorship

Abby is one of Australia's foremost strategic sponsorship advisors to the not-for-profit Sector with more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, sales, adult education, communications, event management and sponsorship.

As managing director of Infinity Sponsorship, Abby's proven pathways to sponsorship success support not-for-profits to understand their value and engage the ideal corporate partners every time.


Heather Newell, CFRE, FFINZ,
Foresee Communications

Director Heather Newell is the lead trainer for the FINZ NZ Certificate in Fundraising and has worked with a number of major charities to grow their fundraising opportunities. Foresee Communications provides specialised training, resourcing, advice, and strategic planning for not-for-profits leading to increased sustainability. They help by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of not-for-profits fundraising through donor relations, managing direct mail, acquisition programmes, training, and mentoring. Heather is based in Wellington. Contact Heather on

Fraser Carson, MFINZ

Fraser Carson has over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of communications, marketing and business-related areas. A qualified graphic designer and former art director with the BBC in London and Television New Zealand, Fraser is managing director of and He runs workshops and seminars on: marketing, online strategy development (including social media) and creative thinking. A particular focus is advocacy campaign planning and activity, with an emphasis on online and digital methods. Learn from a marketing master who understands about making the needs, wants and aspirations of your target audience top priority. Fraser is based in Wellington and you can contact him on


Tilda Bostwick, MFINZ

Tilda has had a portfolio career in marketing, communication, events, and fundraising with arts, environmental and social organisations. She spent four years with the YWCA Auckland, as their marketing and fundraising manager before taking the opportunity to focus her skills in the recruitment area in 2013.

For the last three years Tilda has used her fundraising and marketing experience in her role as a recruitment consultant with Execucare NZ. Execucare specialise in recruitment for the NFP sector and publish a Salary Survey with FINZ bi-annually. This table talk comes from their experience with negotiating placements for both clients and candidates. Contact Tilda on


Eleanor Cater, FINZ
Include A Charity 

Eleanor has successfully led the 2015 campaign for Include A Charity in New Zealand. She understands the importance for charities to be bequest ready and will identify the opportunities and difference bequests can make to charities by being part of the Include A Charity campaign for 2016. Visit


Christian Heckenberg, Charity Development Manager
Blackbaud Pacific

Christian is the charity development manager at Blackbaud Pacific for small to medium growing charities. He brings to Blackbaud Pacific 10 years of customer development experience within the software industry, working for both large and small organisations. Drawing from his experiences, Christian works to understand an organisation's current needs and helps develop a solution to ensure future fundraising success. He is a bit of a foodie, loves running and volunteering, and he (unfortunately) has a penchant for terrible puns. You can contact Visit


Fiona McPhee, MFINZ, Pareto Fundraising

With a background in individual donor fundraising, supporter care and fundraising data management, Fiona has a proven track record of developing and implementing successful fundraising strategies with charities in New Zealand and internationally. Fiona has been involved in leading Australia’s foremost charity benchmarking programme and a range of innovative fundraising analytics projects. Contact Fiona on

Craig Shackleton, New Zealand Regional Manager / Major Event Partnerships Manager (AU/NZ)
Everyday Hero, MFINZ

Craig started his career in fundraising in 2007 with Pareto, leading on strategy and execution of outbound phone campaigns for some of Australia's largest charities. Looking for a change of focus, Craig joined Everyday Hero to get to know the emerging digital and peer-to-peer fundraising landscape. Alongside his role supporting Everyday Hero's major event partnerships in Australia, Craig is also the newly appointed New Zealand Manager. Craig hopes to help lead innovation in the way New Zealand nonprofit organisations use digital tools for supporter/campaign management for revenue growth in the coming years. Visit


Mark Newell, MFINZ, New Zealand Post

Mark has over 20 years sales and marketing experience and has spent the last 8 years as a Direct Marketing Specialist with NZ Post. Mark currently works with a range of clients from large corporates to smaller niche businesses, including a number of charities. Mark has been involved with the Marketing Association Southern Committee for the past 5 years and is also the newest member of the FINZ Southern Committee.

When Mark is not talking about Direct Marketing, or wedding planning (getting married in December), he can be found at home on the lifestyle block with this fiancee and daughter, or out fishing! Contact Mark on

Victoria Forrest

Victoria has a broad and deep marketing and communications background spanning over 28 years – from military PR to agency roles. From small businesses and mail houses to large corporates across a large variety of industries – Marketing Impact, FCB/Mojo, NZ Post, BNZ, TOWER, Department of Labour, Immigration New Zealand to name a few. Victoria’s core strengths are in team leadership as well as integrated campaign management, digital marketing and brand development and management, social media marketing. Campaigns she has managed have won a range of awards but more importantly, they’ve delivered the sought after results. Victoria is a very knowledgeable presenter about direct marketing including processes, collateral management, copy and layout. You can contact Victoria on

Karla Paotonu, MFINZ
Outward Bound

Karla Paotonu considers it a privilege to be a fundraising professional because it is a career that is about building relationships to achieve results that change lives. Karla worked as a teacher of Public Speaking and Drama for 15 years before making the career change nine years ago to become a fundraising professional. Karla has worked for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, Volunteer Service Abroad, and is currently the Funds Development Manager at Outward Bound. Karla will share with you case studies, best practise fundraising approaches, and the lessons she has learnt along the way to help you achieve a successful major gifts campaign.


Dwyllis Brown, CFRE, FFINZ

Dwyllis provides fundraising consultation, assessment, evaluation, resources, training, idea generation, hands on fundraising, coaching and supervision to a wide client base of social profit organisations including: arts, education, health, environment, religious and welfare sectors. Her areas of consultancy include: All aspects of fundraising and bequest fundraising development; Institutional assessment and evaluation of fundraising and bequest programmes; Strategic planning and implementation of fundraising and bequest programmes; General fundraising and bequest fundraising training; Relationship fundraising development and marketing and coaching, mentoring and supervision for fundraisers.


Andrew Bascand, MFINZ
Harbour Asset Management

Andrew has responsibility for all Australasian equity portfolios. Prior to joining Harbour Asset Management, Andrew spent 10 years with AllianceBernstein (NZ) as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager responsible for portfolio construction of all Australasian mandates. In that role Andrew and his team were consistently recognised by the industry for excellence in funds management.

Andrew has more than 27 years investment management experience in roles with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Bank of England, AMP and with Merrill Lynch Global Asset Management (UK) as Managing Director of Global Equity Products. With Merrill Lynch, Andrew managed global equity accounts for pension funds in Japan, Sweden, Spain, Chile, England, the US, Germany and South Africa.


Trustees or CEOs of Wellington Trusts, including Public Trust, NZCT and JR McKenzie Trust.


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