Keynote Speakers and Master Class Presenters 2016


FINZ is delighted to welcome the following fundraising professionals and consultants to speak at conference. 

Sean Triner, MFINZ, MFIA

Pareto Fundraising, Australia

Sean Triner is co-founder, mentor and vanguard of the international Pareto Group of companies – Pareto Fundraising (in Australia, NZ, HK, UK and North America) and Pareto Phone. Sean has dedicated his career to developing, testing and refining fundraising strategies with some of the world’s most successful and influential charities including The National Heart Foundation, Mind UK, Red Cross Hong Kong and Amnesty International Australia and Canada. Among his the notable achievements of his early career, Sean was a pioneer of face to face fundraising, as well as the use of data-driven hyper-personalisation in direct marketing. FINZ is thrilled to have Sean present the State of the Nation at the Opening Plenary on Thursday 14 April in Cole Theatre. Read more about Sean here


Derrick Feldmann

Achieve, USA

Derrick is visiting from California, USA. As President of Achieve, Derrick leads the research efforts of the Millennial Impact Project — the most comprehensive study of Millennial generation cause engagement. He is the author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and is a sought-after speaker on the latest trends in fundraising, online engagement and Millennials. We look forward to reading Derrick's new book to be published early in 2016, entitled Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change. 

Derrick writes and contributes regularly for Philanthropy News Digest of the Foundation Center and the Huffington Post IMPACT channel. He is also a member of the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Corporate Institute and a guest lecturer for the School of Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Get excited to hear Derrick at the FINZ Conference where he will be conducting a Master Class, Plenary and session on engaging Millennials to your good cause. Read about Derrick Feldmann's Master Class and Sessions Here.

Clive Pedley CFRE, FFINZ

Managing Director, Giving Architects Limited, New Zealand

Clive has been an advisor to the non-profit sector since 2000. His direct personal experience from harnessing incredible acts of generosity, many millions of dollars over the years, has given insights and experience that help social profit organisations in New Zealand every day. Clive has been presenting, training and teaching on fundraising in New Zealand and Australia for over 10 years and is consistently rated highly as an informed, enthusiastic and practical presenter.

Clive was the first New Zealander appointed to the Board of CFRE International in 2014, a global accreditation organisation for over 5,500 senior fundraisers worldwide. In December 2015 Clive was appointed to the International Advisory Panel of the Rogare think tank on international fundraising Ethics, part of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the UK. This level of international engagement has led to a sound understanding of traditional and emerging international best practice. Clive is a former President of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) from 2011 to 2013 and was a member of the National Council from 2009 to 2015.  During that time Clive worked with a great team who developed high standards of professionalism and ethics in the social profit sector. Clive had the honour of being named a FINZ Fellow in May 2014. Clive will be conducting a full day's master class on Wednesday 13 April on Giving is not enough.  An introduction to Social Investment and Social Enterprise. Read more about Clive.

Alistair Lomax

The Philanthropy Company, UK

Alistair brings 15 years experience as a charity CEO and consultant to his role as director of The Philanthropy Company. His current and past clients include University of Buckingham, Education Above All, Save the Children International, NHS England, the Children’s University, NCT, Capita Learning and Development, VSO, Experiment in International Living, UCL, Refugee Resource, Oxfam and Modern Art Oxford. As a CEO, he was responsible for developing the UNIAID Foundation from an idea into a thriving organisation; including the formulation and implementation of strategy, fundraising and recruitment strategy, writing the business plan and recruiting and leading an executive team. He has raised in excess of £6 million from major donors, corporates (with HSBC as lead sponsor), trusts and statutory bodies. The resulting programmes were widely recognised for their quality and engagement winning a string of prestigious awards and commendations, including a National Training Award, E-Learning Awards, World of E-Learning Awards, and Third Sector Awards.

Alistair will be speaking at the CEO Forum on Wednesday 13 April and conducting sessions during conference on how charity leaders can create a philanthropic culture throughout their organisation. Read more about Alistair.

Ian MacQuillin

Rogare, Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, UK

Ian manages Rogare, the fundraising think tank at the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. He has worked in the fundraising sector since 2001, as editor of the leading trade magazine Professional Fundraising, account director at specialist fundraising sector PR agency TurnerPR, and as head of communications at the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, UK. Ian blogs on UK Fundraising and has written widely in the practitioner literature on the subjects of charity/media relations and fundraising ethics, as well as presenting regularly at fundraising conferences. He is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, and sits on the steering committee of the ImpACT Coalition.

Ian is an interesting and knowledgeable commentator on fundraising in the UK and will be sharing his wide experience about ethical fundraising, charity remuneration and donor rights at the CEO Forum on Wednesday 13 April and during conference. Read about Ian MacQuillin's Sessions Here.

Mary Anne Plummer, MFINZ, MFIA

Pareto Fundraising, Australia

“I’ve found what I was meant to do when I grew up.”

Even throughout successful careers as a television reporter, program maker and advertising copywriter, Mary Anne Plummer maintained an active interest in the not-for-profit sector. She’s now where she says she belongs: in the thick of storytelling, action-inciting and generally helping her charity and activism clients get stuff done. She’s endlessly excited by the potential of humans. And by the fast-changing opportunities to help them change the world. Mary Anne comes to the sector most recently from mainstream advertising, where she created ideas, words and integrated campaigns for swanky agencies and their clients. Prior to that, Mary Anne told stories on TV. She’s worked in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific while filming material for AusAID, and spent three months volunteering in a malarial backwater in Tanzania.

Mary Anne will be conducting a master class on Wednesday 13 April "Bringing your cause to life through story telling". This will be a practical workshop where delegates will learn to write a creative brief and understand the importance of creative concepts when executing fundraising marketing collateral.

Read more about Mary Anne's Sessions and the work of Pareto Fundraising.

John Greenhoe, CFRE

Western Michigan University, USA 

John is an internationally recognised philanthropy expert with more than two decades of fundraising experience. His speaking credits include engagements in the US, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and South Africa. His debut book, Opening the Door to Major Gifts, spent three weeks at No. 1 on the NGO bestseller list (June 2013) and continues to be a popular resource for both novice and experienced development professionals. His national workshop featuring the book was voted 2014's most popular fundraising webinar (Association of Fundraising Professionals). 

John will be conducting a master class on Wednesday 13 April on 'Prospecting and Stewarding Major Gift Donors' and sessions on Voluntary Giving, Donor Retention and Charity Sustainability. Read about John Greenhoe's Master Class and Sessions Here

Jonathan Grapsas

Flat Earth Direct, Australia

Jonathon is the founder and director at flat earth direct, an agency dedicated to fundraising for good causes. Jonathon has spent 14 years working with charities all around the world. He has a vast amount of experience helping charities great and small transform their individual giving programs, with a particular focus on digital and mobile fundraising.

Jonathan will be conducting a full day Master Class on Donor Acquisition and Retention Supported by Digital Strategies, on Wednesday 13th and sessions on Thursday 14 April; How Special Events Can Drive New Donor Acquisition and Donor Acquisition and Retention.




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