To advance fundraising through industry standards, education and advocacy.
FINZ is the professional body that represents professional fundraising in New Zealand. In delivering its mission, FINZ is concerned with:
- Providing the best professional development programmes to lead and educate fundraisers;
- Developing standards of practice to enhance the integrity and professionalism of fundraisers and the fundraising sector;
- Advocating the value of fundraising to society and government in order to empower fundraisers in their work in and with communities.
FINZ members champion and promote fundraising as a profession. They maintain the highest standards of fundraising, engage in the work of FINZ, commit to its mission and are at all times fully representative of the fundraising community. Ethical fundraising is vital to the fundraising profession if it is to provide its community with confidence for its cause.
The application of ethics in fundraising practice provides the fundraiser and the industry with the means to enter into ongoing relationships of trust with donors, supporters, volunteers and with the beneficiaries of funds raised.
FINZ is required under its constitution to establish and maintain high standards of ethics for its FINZ members.
Membership of FINZ at any level is dependent on observance of the FINZ Codes and Standards of Fundraising Practice. FINZ enforces the Codes and Standards of Fundraising Practice, where necessary, by providing education programmes for FINZ members, issuing cautions and warnings, or by suspending or withdrawing membership rights and privileges.