The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) has announced the finalists of its annual awards, with SPCA and Life Flight Trust leading the nominees.

FINZ Awards

Best Donor Experience

This award recognises a charity or not-for-profit that is donor-centric, one who acknowledges the commitment and support of their donors to the highest level.

Oxfam NZ

Best Individual Giving Campaign

This award recognises the skill and expertise that goes into an individual giving campaign, such as face to face fundraising, digital, DRTV, direct mail or telemarketing, and could cover an acquisition, renewal, reactivation, or upgrade campaign.

Mercy Ships
Maia Health Foundation
Wellington Free Ambulance
Forest & Bird
Variety, The Children’s Charity

 Best High Value Campaign

The award category recognises exceptional high value campaigns (including bequest, capital, high value donors)

The Fred Hollows Foundation
Mercy Ships
Outward Bound

Best Partner Relationship

This award recognises a fantastic relationship with a partner (corporate, grants organisation or trust), that was highly successful for both of organisations and helped to achieve partnership and organisation goals.

Life Flight Trust
Maia Health Foundation

Best Use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative

This award is recognises the use of an event or community fundraising initiative (including peer-to-peer and digital) by an organisation to achieve a fundraising goal.

Life Flight Trust
Oxfam NZ
Ronald McDonald House

Excellence in Innovation

This award category recognises the year’s most memorable and innovative fundraising campaign.

The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Foodbank Project

Best Use of Digital

The Foodbank Project
Maia Health Foundation

Fundraising Newcomer of 2019

This award recognises the contribution made by a fundraiser who is new (less than 2 years) to the sector, either a newbie in a junior role or someone with transferrable skills in a more senior role. The person needs to have made an outstanding contribution to fundraising, shown consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect.

Emma Siemonek – Life Flight Trust
Ruby Armstrong-Kooy – Capital E

Fundraising Manager/Leader 2019

This new award category recognises a superb fundraising leader.

Melinda Seal – Totara Hospice
Laura Golland – Wellington Free Ambulance
Dominique Leeming – SPCA
Natalie Macaulay – Mercy Hospice

The FINZ 2019 Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 13 June.

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