New Zealand fundraising consultants

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Stephanie Maitland


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.

Stephanie has been a member of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ) since 1991 and has held a variety of volunteer roles including National President, Chair of Northern Division and Conference Committee Chair. She is a regular speaker at fundraising training events and conferences within New Zealand. In 2008 she was named a Fellow of the Institute. This is the highest honour the Institute can bestow.

Having attended a variety of fundraising conferences both in New Zealand and Australia and other training opportunities offered both by FINZ and the University of Indiana, as well as working with a wide range of organisations, Stephanie has a wealth of knowledge and experience of fundraising principles and practices to assist you with your fundraising requirements.