Send in your nominations for the New Zealand Fundraising Excellence Awards by March 7.Send in your nominations for the New Zealand Fundraising Excellence Awards by March 7.

The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) is calling for entries to the New Zealand Fundraising Excellence Awards. The cut-off date for submissions is March 7. This year only two sets of materials instead of four are needed, making it easier for you to put forward your successful campaign, program or event to be considered for an award.

Awards are up for grabs in nine categories: Planned Giving and Bequest Programs, Donor Acquisition, Online Campaigns, Major Donors, Direct Mail, Capital Campaigns, Special Events, Corporate Supporters, and the Blackbaud Annual Fundraising Award.

Winners will be announced at the Soar Printing New Zealand Fundraising Excellence Awards Dinner on 9 April in Auckland on the first night of the FINZ 2014 Conference.

Also early bird rates still apply for FINZ’s 2014 Conference until February 28.

The program for the conference – to be held at Waipuna Hotel in Auckland from April 9 to 11 – features major international speakers including:

  • Guy Mallabone, chief executive officer of Global Philanthropic Canada, who will give a master class on moves management in major gift fundraising;
  • Gail Perry, founder of Fired Up Fundraising in the US, who will provide tips for getting the board aligned with fundraising strategies as well as how to nurture major donors; and
  • Tom Latchford who co-founded UK nonprofit consultancy RaisingIT, who will share secrets to fundraising and marketing success using social media.

For more information about the FINZ awards email

To register to attend the FINZ 2014 conference visit