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New Zealand’s most innovative online fundraising platform is here to help the not-for-profit sector to be financially sustainable so our communities can thrive.

Funding HQ provides cost-effective access to leading expertise and resources, particularly when the funding landscape is changing fast.

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations around New Zealand are already benefiting from using Funding HQ.

Councils are also purchasing subscriptions for their community groups as a way to improve fundraising capability.

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Hear from the founder, Jenni Giblin on why she created Funding HQ

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Funding HQ can help lift your fundraising capability to the next level.


We’re here to help in a range of sectors and communities; from art organisations, to social service providers, environmental groups, sports groups, and schools that require funding. 

We know some groups now need to look at new ways and approaches to fundraising. Now more than ever it is important to be strategic with fundraising. This requires planning and diversification. That’s where Funding HQ can help. We believe those looking to raise between $30,000 and $2million will get the most from Funding HQ. 

Funding HQ can help with a vast range of funding needs – both for one-off projects, to organisations needing ongoing fundraising support.


Funding HQ helps you to:

  • Discover new funding opportunities that match your needs
  • Build a compelling case for investment
  • Develop a funding plan with a diverse range of funding sources
  • Tailor applications to demonstrate alignment to a funder’s priorities and criteria
  • Understand how to approach funders and make ‘the ask’
  • Measure and report on the ‘impact’ of a funder’s contribution
  • Look after funders and establish long-term partnerships

Funding HQ is your complete solution

Funding HQ is a self-directed online platform that gives you all the coaching, templates, tips, tools and resources you need to get a successful funding outcome. It guides you through the following essential steps to navigate today’s new funding environment.


The platform has three key modules.

  • Building a compelling case for funding
  • Creating your funding plan
  • Designing your funder retention plan



  • Build a compelling case for funding with the information that funders look for most. This resource will help you to effectively position your project or organisation to meet funder criteria and increase your chances of funding success. 


  • Create your own tailor-made fundraising plan which identifies funding opportunities across a broad range of sources and outlines the ‘who, what and when’ for your funding applications. Being organised is one of the keys to winning funding. Having a clear and strategic plan will help you increase your chances of getting more funding, more often. 


  • Create a plan to look after your funders effectively in order to retain and even grow their contributions over time 
And this is only the start! Funding HQ will continue to release additional features and content. The fundraising landscape is ever changing, so we will be updating and adding material on funding opportunities constantly.


You’re in control

We designed Funding HQ with your busy life in mind.

You can work through the step-by-step modules over time. You can make a start on any of the modules and come back to them when it suits you.

To be successful in fundraising takes time and commitment. What you put in, you’ll get out.  The good news is that with Funding HQ you’ll have access to the tools and techniques you need and we are here to support you to get the results you seek.




Meet the Funding HQ team

The Funding HQ team is here to help you get the most out of your experience, and to keep delivering innovations and insights that help you reach your funding potential.

Our team has years of fundraising experience, volunteering hours and work at the coal face. Collectively we’ve raised millions of dollars for community organisations.

Jenni Giblin - Director 

Jenni Giblin – Funding HQ

Jenni’s vision brings the magic to Funding HQ and she’s your go-to for sales. She has vast experience in all facets of fundraising with particular expertise in central government, donor management, philanthropy, and governance.



Lizzie Edwards

Lizzie Edwards – Funding HQ

Lizzie is always ready to lend a hand. She’ll guide you through the Funding HQ process if you need help. Her specialist areas are corporate partnerships, events, and local government.



Margot Le Lievre

Margot Le Lievre – Funding HQ

Margot keeps Funding HQ running smoothly by managing the admin that happens behind the scenes. She is a dab hand at marketing and communications too.

Contact Margot for any technical support or general questions.




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If your organisation is currently looking to raise $30,000 or more and is committed to building fundraising capability, we’d love to work with you.

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Biodiversity Hawke's Bay

“As someone totally new to having to raise funds I was totally daunted with no idea of where or how to begin. Lizzie and the team at Funding HQ have been wonderful in guiding me through a considered process of learning what is important and how to go about positioning your organisation so that others are prepared to invest in you.  I’ve found in a challenging journey so far as it has meant an honest assessment of what we could, and should, be doing better but with their supportive approach, Funding HQ are guiding me onwards and I’m sure my efforts and theirs will be rewarded with funds.”

Debbie Monahan

Te Ora Hou - Whanganui

“Like many people, I was thrown in the deep end when it comes to funding.  There was no training, just learn as you go. The picture of someone doggy paddling round and round in circles comes to mind. Our organisation jumped at the chance when we were offered to participate with Funding HQ.  The biggest thing it has given us is the direction we needed.  It reassured us that we were on the right path, while reviewing those critical questions – What is our case for funding? Who are we and what is our vision? How do we align with potential funders? We’re looking forward to working on the sponsorship modules and getting some coaching to polish up our pitch to corporates and potential funders.”

Aimee Matthews

Thames Business Association

“We have been working with Jenni Giblin and her team at the Funding HQ for several months and cannot recommend them highly enough. They are all professional in their approach, extremely knowledgeable about the fundraising climate here in New Zealand, and provide good advice and direction based on your particular needs. Their webinars are also worth watching – well presented and filled with information each of us can apply to our own organisation and incorporate into our fundraising plans.

We have regular one on one sessions with a member of their team and these are invaluable – we’re required to work through a series of exercises as we build our compelling case for support and, in the process, to delve into the issues we face and the opportunities available to our not-for-profit.

We would not hesitate to recommend Funding HQ. The cost of a license with them is more than reasonable, considering the excellent return we’re getting – they are helping us to invest in our future as an organisation and to achieve our goal of a diversified revenue programme and self-sustainability.”

Sue Lewis-O’Halloran

Hutt Multicultural Council (HMC)

“Hutt Multicultural Council (HMC) has been working with Funding HQ since early April of 2021 on the recommendation of Hutt City Council (HCC) so that we can investigate and prepare funding applications for the work the Council does in the community on an annual basis.

We have been gradually working through the series of modules as part of the programme and the interaction and support from Funding HQ consultants has been just great and we have a regular, as required catch up.

The programme is well constructed and those undertaking the work are under no pressure to complete work other than that set by the organisation.

In HMC’s case we have an individual undertaking the work set in the Funding HQ programme, but on the majority of occasions both the President and Treasurer will also give input into the module so that we have covered as much as we can of the specific topic.

HMC is very grateful to HCC for the support they have extended to us with the programme.

We cannot recommend Funding HQ more highly for the programme they provide.”

Robert de Cartier-McCarthy

Seeds to Feeds

We are working with the Funding HQ team to get clear on our authentic ‘why’. In taking the time to clarify our key messaging, we know this will help us identify what outcomes and activities we want funders to support us with and also align with the right partners.

 The Funding HQ team has supported us to keep momentum (and morale) up around fundraising in amongst our competing demands. Check ins give us a renewed sense of enthusiasm and focus, helping to navigate fundraising fatigue and provided a useful sounding board for ideas. 

We look forward to working with the Funding HQ team in 2021 to develop our corporate partnership programme”



Justin Connor

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