A bit about founder (and "the boss") John...
John Bergin established Fundraising Consultants more than 20 years ago, driven by a passion to help charities and not-for-profit organisations tap into their resources and unlock stories that warm the hearts of their donors. He and his small team have worked with a wide variety of organisations, from the largest international aid agency in Australasia, and New Zealand's largest non-government voluntary welfare organisation to private colleges, high-profile Christian organisations, and start-up charities.
And his team...
A small, eclectic band of copywriters, designers and communications specialists work with John to provide best-practice professional fundraising and communications advice based on practical experience of what works.
John Bergin CEO
John is one of a handful of New Zealanders who hold the internationally recognised Certified Fundraising Executive qualification for professionalism and excellence in fundraising. With more than 30 years of experience consulting in countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Austria and South Africa, he has experience on every continent. John is a member of the Fundraising Institute of
New Zealand (FINZ), and a past member
of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and Association of Fundraising Professionals
Sisters of Compassion, New Zealand
Communicode Consulting, NZ
Bible Society, Austria
There is no fundraising need that can't be met. It just takes a committed team, some healthy respect for your supporters, a considered strategy - and a healthy dose of determination. We can work with you and your organisation, whether you're a boutique charity just starting out or a large organisation looking for a creative way to breakthrough. Here's a snapshot of what we can do for you.
We often know where we want to get to, but struggle to figure out how to get there. Fundraising Consultants specialises in helping charities to break through the blockages, and find creative solutions using simple but important approaches. We work one-or-one or with whole teams.
Designed, built and delivered by Fundraising Consultants, we have designed and refined a number of workshops and training for individuals and organisations over the years. Through a full range of hands-on courses, adapted to meet specific needs or areas, we tackle the basics, and the nuances of successful fundraising.
One-day course designed to cover the basics, and give you and your teams the tools you need to revolutionise your approach to fundraising. Modules include Fundraising Principles, The Asking Process, and Donor Development.
Hands-on half-day workshop focusing on building practical skills. Modules include The 10 Essential Communication Skills, Writing To Inspire, and Managing the Media Mix.
Interactive one-day workshop covers everything needed to build a successful bequest programme. Modules include ?Institutional readiness?, Who Makes A Bequest and Why, Asking For A Bequest and The 10 Things To Do Starting Tomorrow
Half-day course looking at the role of the internet, social media and how they fit in the fundraising mix. Topics covered include building an online presence, raising money online, promotion and getting people to visit.
All-day session designed for the experienced fundraiser. Modules include Ethics, Finding new donors in a crowded marketplace and Integrating the fundraising mix.
Making it relevant and cost-effective in a cluttered communications world.