Sustainable Fundraising - Workshop

Date TBA

Time 9.30 - 2.45 pm

Venue, tbc Welllington

Registration fee: (light lunch included) $295 + GST

Registrations Open Soon

Advance your fundraising income by moving from a reliance on grant funding to sustainable fundraising. Find out how to kick start a donor programme, and how to identify potential prospective donors who can support you at the level you need. You owe it to your constituents to do the best you can to meet their needs. This course is suitable for people who are already working in a charity but want to progress their fundraising career.

Working with Businesses - Workshop

Date: TBA
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue – tbc (Wellington)
Registration fee (lunch included) $395.00 + GST (Discount for BACS members $365 + GST)


Big or small, local or national there are now numerous possibilities for fundraising with businesses. Find out how to leverage the opportunities provided by business relationships, and ensure that what you are proposing provides mutual benefits for both parties.

In this full day workshop you will explore:
• why businesses want to work with charities
• what expectations they have about your organisation
• what kind of support they want to provide
• how to make the relationship work for you
• whether this is the right fundraising opportunity for your organisation
• whether sponsorships or partnerships are the best options for you
• what resourcing you will need to provide
• and how to get yourself “business” ready

The learning style is collaborative with plenty of case studies, hand outs and hints and tips for building good relationships.

You will take away:
• Benchmarking research
• Published case studies
• A prospecting plan
• Ideas for marketing your cause to businesses, big and small
• Some and do’s and don’ts to learn from others

Your facilitators, Heather Newell of Foresee Communications and Julie Donvin-Irons of the Stanley East Company are both leading experts on non profit/business relationships.

 Heather, having produced a subscriber publication on corporate relationships for more than 13 years, and having negotiated successful business relationships, is now Chairperson of BACS (Business and Community Shares). She is a regular commentator and conference speaker on sponsorships, partnerships and business relationships.

 Julie Donvin-Irons is the founder of BACS (Business and Community Shares). Julie has developed relationships with many New Zealand businesses who are actively engaged with social responsibility policies and she has brokered successful partnerships between government, businesses and social causes.

Register your interest by emailing or fill in the form below. We will notify you of current dates and venues shortly.



Date: tbc
Time: 9.30 am – 1 pm
Venue – tbc (Wellington)
Registration fee $295.00 + GST 

It's not enough to build it and they will come! Your regular giving programme needs a strategy and a plan. If you have ruled out face to face sign ups or door to door recruitment, what are the alternatives? How will people find you? how will you build a relationship with your donors and convert them? How will you handle the processing?

In this half day workshop you will learn about,

  • the importance of setting the strategy
  • how your systems and processes should be set up
  • updating your website pages
  • giving handles
  • Moves management (taking your supporters on a journey)
  • conversion
  • measuring success
  • budget and resourcing

Your Presenter Heather Newell, MComms, FFINZ, CFRE, is the lead trainer for the Certificate in Fundraising for the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand. Heather has a good working knowledge of fundraising databases and has recently set up a number of regular giving programmes for smaller organisations who do not use face to face recruitment.

Contact to register your interest and we'll send you a registration form.



Working with Businesses, Registration
Incl address, email and contact name.
this course is only available in Wellington
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