CFNZ Conference Programme 2022

CFNZ Conference Programme 2022
May 10-12 2022

Theme: Growing Community Impact - Whakaaweawe tē hāpori
Venue: Cliftons Conference Centre, Willis Street, Wellington




Due to the uncertainties around Covid level restrictions, the 2021 CFNZ Conference has been postponed until 2022.
The programme below is currently draft and subject to changes in speakers and sessions as we confirm speakers and develop a new conference format.


Tuesday May 10th

1pm-5pm - management workshop

- Fundraising fundamentals and the impact of YOU
- Branding and the wow factor
- Other topics tbc


5-6pm Supergenerous Welcome Reception, own arrangements evening

Wednesday May 11th

From 8:15am - Arrival and coffee

8:45am - Mihi whakatau - Dr. Taku Parai, kaumātua Ngāti Toa

9:00am - Opening by Hon. Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector (tbc)

9:20am - Setting the scene for the next 2 days – CFNZ Chair Raymond Key and Executive Director Arron Perriam

10:00am - Morning tea

10:30am - Exploring the 'F' word - research-based session on what makes a Great Fundraising Organisation - a high level session for trustees and senior management - Fiona McPhee, CEO Philanthropy and Fundraising Australia-NZ

12pm - 'One Bright Idea' - 6 Community Foundations present one innovation/idea for the network - facilitated by Eleanor Cater, CFNZ

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - Ki te Hoe framework: authentic partnerships and understanding how to support Māori aspirations - Haimona Waititi, Tūmanako Consultants

3:00pm - Break for coffee

3:30pm - Why businesses can no longer ignore purpose and planet, and what this means for Community Foundations - Amy Carter, The Christchurch Foundation

4:00pm - Deep dive sessions:

i) Practical ways fundraising expertise can be applied to Community Foundations' work, Fiona McPhee, CEO Philanthropy and Fundraising Australia-NZ, with input from senior fundraisers across the network

ii) Great governance amplifying impact - Ranei Wineera-Parai, Mele Wendt, Craig Fisher, Steven Moe - facilitated by Arron Perriam, CFNZ

5:30pm - Day finish

7:00pm - CFNZ Dinner, The Wellington Club, Level 4, 88 The Terrace
Dinner speaker: Gavin Larsen - a bit about Community Foundations and a bit about cricket!
Our dinner is proudly supported by:

Note: dinner bookings are included in your conference fee, a cash bar will be operating.



Thursday May 12th

9:00am - Disruption, distractions and diversity - our future or our failure - Arron Perriam, CFNZ

9:30am - 2021 and future investment trends in the market - Mark Lister, Head of Private Wealth, Craigs Investment Partners (includes Q&A)

10:15am - Morning tea

10:45am -'One Bright Idea' - 6 Community Foundations present one innovation/idea for the network - facilitated by Eleanor Cater, CFNZ

11:15am - Exploring investment and distribution policies - what is unique about the CF model and the latest research - Peter Verhaart, Nikau Foundation

12:15pm - Lunch

1:15pm - 'One Bright Idea' - 5 Community Foundations present one innovation/idea for the network - facilitated by Eleanor Cater, CFNZ

1:45pm - Breakout sessions and discussion groups:

i) Progressing your bicultural journey utilising the Ki Te Hoe framework - Haimona Waititi, Tūmanako Consultants,

ii) Finding operational funding - it's everyone's business - facilitated by Raymond Key, Wakatipu Community Foundation

iii) Impact investing - utilising our assets to do even more good - facilitated by Jamie Newth, Soul Capital

iv) Media and PR opportunities - why ours is simply a great story to tell - facilitated by Rachel Roberts, Outlook Media and Tim Dorrian, Aro Digital

3pm Quick break for coffee

3:15pm - Leading with stories to add the 'wow' factor - Jehan Casinader, award-winning journalist and keynote speaker

4:15pm - Big wrap up

4:30pm - Finish


Thank you to our strategic partners The Tindall Foundation and Craigs Investment Partners for supporting our annual conference.



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