FINZ Certificate in Fundraising

Exclusive to FINZ members - New Zealand's only dedicated fundraising qualification

Are you committed to career development - of yourself or a member of your team?

Prove your commitment to fundraising excellence

Our role at FINZ is to promote excellence in the fundraising profession — and we set a high bar. Unfortunately, society is sometimes distrustful of fundraisers, thanks, in part, to members of the media who delight in highlighting the few “bad apples” in our profession.

This is why the FINZ Certificate in Fundraising is so important: it demonstrates a commitment to professional and ethical fundraising standards and practices. 

About the Course

The FINZ Certificate in Fundraising provides essential training and knowledge for fundraisers new to the profession, as well as those wanting to consolidate their existing skills with formal training. The course delivers comprehensive training in a practical and interactive format. It offers the chance to learn new skills and update existing ones, to share ideas, to learn from your fundraising peers and to be inspired about new fundraising possibilities for your organisation. 

The course consists of three modules, dates for 2017 are yet to be confirmed. 

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View the topics covered:
Please note that topics are subject to change.

Module 1
The Big Picture

Module 2
Tools of the Trade

Module 3
Making it Work

Core Self Study

M101 - The Law & Fundraising
M102 - Ethical Frameworks for Fundraising

Core Self Study

M201 - Gender, Ethnicity, & Age Differences Amongst Donors
M202 - The Identification & Profiling of Prospects

Core Self Study

M301 - Using Social Media to Energise & Mobilise your Volunteers & Donors
M302 - Understanding High Net Worth Donors

Elective Self Study
(select one)

M103 - Contemporary Dynamics of Philanthropy
M104 - Volunteer Involvement & Retention

Elective Self Study
(select one)

M203 - Marketing & Communication for Fundraising
M204 - Community & Grassroots Fundraising Trends

Elective Self Study
(select one)

M303 - Engaging Telephone & Street Fundraising Suppliers
M304 - Selecting & Working with Fundraising Consultants & Suppliers

Day One

M105 - An Introduction to Fundraising
M106 - Successful Fundraising Planning
M107 - Donor Database & Segmentation
M108 - Understanding Board, Management, & Vounteers

Day One

M205 - Direct Marketing Skills & Packages
M206 - Collaborating with Foundations & Writing Grant Applications
M207 - The Benefits of Corporate Engagement & Volunteering
M208 - Strategies of Special Events

Day One

M305 - Understanding & Supporting the Total Development Plan
M306 - Developing an Annual Budget
M307 - Organisational Strengths & Opportunities
M308 - Fundraising Leadership & Teams

Day Two

M109 - Trends in Philanthropy & Giving
M110 - Developing a Constituency for Fundraising
M111 - Developing & Articulating a Case for Support
M112 - Taking Care of your Organisation's Donors

Day Two

M209 - The Major Gift Process
M210 - Planning a Successful Capital Campaign
M211 - Strategies for Bequest Programs
M212 - The NFP Guide to Digital Fundraising

Day Two

M309 - Using your Strengths in the Workplace (DISC)
M310 - Evaluating the Performance of a Program
M311 - Managing the Fundraising Program
M312 - Career Planning & Fundraising Professional Development

Taking registrations for the 2017 course now

Register with Vicki Locke-Fearon on 0508 64 FINZ. All enquiries to



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