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NFP Fundraising Forum 2016


14 October 2016 – Auckland

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your fundraising to the next level. This NFP Fundraising Forum will provide a much-needed boost to the not-for-profit sector by highlighting the importance of enhanced fundraising strategies, emphasising storytelling and by showcasing some of the sector’s success stories.

The need to move away from reliance on government funding is the key challenge for not-for-profit sector and its leaders. Our expert speakers will give you fresh ideas on how to improve your fundraising tactics and how to tell your story to engage more people.

The objective of this forum is to challenge your thinking and provide both inspiration and practical advice so that you can start working on the presented ideas the following day.

This is a chance for you to learn from top experts as they share their case studies and explain why we need out-of-the-box thinking to face the new challenges.


NFP fundraising experts, financial executive staff members, including CFOs, CEOs/executive directors, controllers, directors of finance and board trustees


  • Understand the existing fundraising landscape and available tactics for donor acquisition and retention
  • Learn how to raise more funds by engaging people and telling their story through traditional and digital media
  • Use the provided insights to create a new fundraising strategy in order to secure a successful transition away from traditional funding sources
  • Build new contacts and network with other leaders and fundraisers

Friday 14 October 2016

8.30 am

Coffee & Registration

9.00 am

Welcome by

Shaun Lines, Director, Grow & Better Communities

9.15 am

Keynote: Telling a great story well – the keys to engaging your audience and building support

Gerard Menses, CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation

10.15 am

Keynote: Designing and delivering giving solutions that inspire the generosity and passion

Clive Pedley, Managing Director, Giving Architects

11.15 am

Networking break

Morning tea provided

11.45 am

Keynote: Getting social media working for your cause

Jon Randles, Co-Founder & Sophie Bloomfield, Social Media Manager, Mosh Social Media

1.15 pm

Networking break

Lunch provided

2.00 pm

Keynote: Fundraising across organisations and scale – learning from the real highs and lows

Lesley Mynett-Johnson, Head of  Philanthropy, Starship Foundation

2.45 pm

Keynote: Effective fundraising today using technology that makes it possible

Tony Lindsay, Founder & CEO, Vega

3.30 pm

Networking break

Afternoon tea provided

3.50 pm

Keynote: Leveraging the brand to fundraise

Glen Hill, Head of Fundraising, St John 

4.30 pm

End of the forum

Be inspired by the following presenters:

Glen Hill

Glen Hill serves as the Head of Fundraising for St John, one…

Price & Registration

The price is $350.00 + GST.  Second and subsequent delegates from the same organisation $320.00 + GST

Included in the registration:

  • Attendance at the 1 day forum
  • Attendance at all workshops, seminars and networking breaks
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • Inspiration!

There are 3 steps in the online booking process. You will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 06 878 3456 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?

Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. Alternatively, a refund less $50 + GST service charge per registrant will be made for cancellations received in writing (email, letter or fax) up to ten working days prior to the Forum. Regrettably, no refund or credit note can be issued less than ten working days prior to the event. However, you will be sent the Forum material upon request. Delegates are responsible for their own travel/ accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the Forum be rescheduled or cancelled. Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the Forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

Venue and Accommodation


14 October 2016


Holiday Inn Auckland Airport

2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Auckland, 2150


We have organised accommodation at discounted rates at Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, please book your accommodation here: Grow Limited 

Alternatively, you can call the Reservations Team on 09 2751059 (please mention NFP Fundraising Forum)


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