Fundraising workshops with Creative New Zealand

By Emma Philpott, Sector Training Coordinator, National Services Te Paerangi

Creative New Zealand has supported National Services Te Paerangi to provide an introduction to fundraising workshop for the museum sector in February and March.

The Fundraising: The full picture workshop was delivered in Christchurch, Dunedin, and Nelson in February, and will run in Palmerston North, Auckland, and Dargaville in early March.

The workshops have been provided by Jean Goodband, Creative Giving Manager at Creative New Zealand, who provides philanthropy and sponsorship training to the arts, culture, and heritage sector under the Creative Giving programme.

With Creative New Zealand’s support, we’ve been able to offer these workshops at a reduced rate to help build fundraising capacity across the museum and gallery sector.

We have had a great response to these workshops so far – participants have reported they have a better understanding of the science of fundraising and gained plenty of practical steps to take back to their organisations. Jean’s enthusiasm to encourage good fundraising practice in New Zealand is infectious and we’re sure to see some great ideas put into action.

Here’s what some past participants have to say:

‘I learnt a great deal today which can be practically applied. Learnt some new techniques. Am now motivated and optimistic about fundraising!’

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum staff member, Dunedin workshop

‘I found all of it helpful – to reorient, reprioritise, argue current debates with council about branding and generally spark some ideas’

Forrester Gallery and North Otago Museum staff member, Dunedin workshop

There are still a few places left on our three North Island workshops, but you’ll need to be quick – check the workshop listings for details.
For those who can’t attend a workshop, two new fundraising resources will be available on the National Services Te Paerangi resource pages in March. Creative New Zealand will also run the workshops again – check their website for details.

Creative NZ