Innovation, corporate partnerships, digital and good solid community fundraising have shone out in the 2022 FINZ Awards finalist list.

The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) has announced the finalists in its Excellence in Fundraising Awards 2022. We are a couple of weeks away from the big reveal of final winners, but in the meantime, here is a rundown of who has been doing fundraising proud in NZ…

Best Donor Experience
  • Variety The Children’s CharityWarm Hearts Winter Appeal
  • Save the Children – Turning tax Receipts into Certificates of Amazingness
Best High Value Campaign
  • Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre – Growing next generation of legends
  • Save the Children – Kiwi’s talking to Kiwis about legacies through DRTV and Digital Advertising
  • Taranaki Foundation – Relaunch of a Community Foundation
Best Individual Campaign
Best Partner Relationship
Best Use of Digital
Best Use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative
Excellence in Innovation/Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign
  • Amnesty International – Digital upgrade
  • Mercy Hospice – 10 – A Celebration of Tastes
  • The Funding NetworkGenerosity Generator
Fundraising Newcomer of the Year
  • Bernadette Murphy – Blind and Low Vision
  • Ella Francis – Mental Health Foundation
  • Lily Kwiecien – Waipuna Hospice
  • Aliya Danseizen – Islamic Woman’s Council of New Zealand
Fundraising Leader of the Year
  • Karla Paotonu – Outward Bound
  • Sasima Pearce – Waipuna Hospice
Face to Face Fundraiser of the Year
  • Andrew Robinson – Gig
  • Jessica Impson Davey – Surge Direct
  • Peter Narbutas – Cornucopia


Our congratulations to all finalists. Category winners and the Overall Excellence Winner will be announced at the Awards Gala at the FINZ 2022 Conference in Wellington on 30 August – 1 September.

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