A few of the amazing organisations Funding HQ works with

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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

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

Hutt Multicultural Council

“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