Stephanie has been a fundraising professional for over 25 years and has been self‑employed consultant/contractor since June 2003. She works with charities, schools and sports organisations on a wide variety of fundraising projects including trust applications, direct mail, gift in Wills and special events as well as staff training and mentoring.
She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), currently one of 12 in New Zealand. CFRE is an internationally recognised certification that is based on knowledge, results, experience and service to the profession. The certification is only valid for three years and must be re-applied for every three years, with set requirements to be met. Stephanie first gained her CFRE in 1998 and it remains valid. In 2018 she became a CFRE Ambassador, one of only two in New Zealand.