Giving Architects

More giving, more impact, more than consultants

Like you, we’re driven by positive change for people, planet and place. But we know how challenging it can be to connect with donors who care about your cause. At Giving Architects, we’re more than fundraising consultants, we become a vital part of your team. Empowering you with effective giving solutions to amplify donor relationships and maximise your impact.

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Tailor-made giving solutions for your unique mission


Do you have a big idea that will create positive change for people, planet and place, but don’t know where to start? Or do you need unprecedented gifts for your cause? Or are you in the middle of a funding project that’s not working? We’ve been there before. Many times. In fact, we’ve partnered with numerous for-purpose organisations across New Zealand and Australia to achieve their biggest goals yet.

The Giving Architects Experience

A proven track-record of satisfied clients and trusted partnerships

Want to know what it’s like to partner with us? Hear it for yourself from our very inspiring (and very satisfied!) clients.

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Our team of passionate problem solvers and innovators are our strength. With decades of experience between us, we boast top fundraising talent in New Zealand and Australia.

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Giving Architects was really great to work with. Together with Marie’s skills and Clive's knowledge of the sector, we received a really useful and practical audit of our digital channels and communications. I really appreciate their approach, service, and way of working!

"The thing I am proudest of in this campaign is that we managed to achieve our goal of raising $16.65 million. When we set out there was a huge target. The expertise of Giving Architects was quite crucial to achieving a lot of the Success."  

The team provided flexible advice and support in a rapidly shifting and changing environment, working in partnership with us to build and shape the programme together. Always thinking from a donor perspective, their insight and experience has been key to the progress we have made so far.  

The team of Giving Architects became the Selwyn team, and it was like having a fundraising team there, working together with us. They provided us with good structures and processes with weekly meetings and monthly reports to then keep us on track. Often with consultants, it’s very academic and it means something when they are there, but when they’re gone, you are left with; now what? But Giving Architects gave The Selwyn Foundation that route map on how best to progress.  

Giving Architects has much experience in the successful capital raising for a wide range of projects. The team can be completely relied on to research and develop a campaign that will succeed, prepare and deliver timely reports and provide wise counsel and advice along the way. They make a 101%commitment to the project, including making changes to the fundraising plan as changing circumstances dictate. Giving Architects steps up in demanding circumstances and will not let you down. I can thoroughly recommend Giving Architects. 

We could never have achieved our ambitious fundraising target without the expertise of Giving Architects. Their combined skills and experience provided leadership and guidance to help us deliver a very successful capital fundraising campaign. 

The Giving Architects approach is strategic, very thorough and disciplined yet they are able to always inject the right amount of creativity and lateral thinking into the mix. They are immensely resilient, strategically agile, committed and never stop until the job is done. It always feels like you have a true partner on board when you have the opportunity to work with them.

Giving Architects took the time to hear our hearts, to get to know our team, to become familiar with our history, and our dreams. Giving Architects worked with us on creating a plan to move from where we were, to where we wanted to beSeveral months later we are thrilled to have accomplished our initial goal and we are now onto our next significant fundraising goal. 

Giving Architect’s knowledge of fundraising strategy, structure and execution is outstanding. Their networks and knowledge of the market were exceptional and I would thoroughly recommend their services. 

We have always valued the opportunity to engage and work with Giving Architects. They are always incredibly well informed about best practice fundraising, international and domestic trends in philanthropy and the emergence of impact investment in the for-purpose sector. Their adaptability and insights across both philanthropic and investment markets has provided key insights and guidance as we traverse how we work with partners to best meet urgent needs in developing countries.We look forward to working with them to effectively engage the impact investor market and achieve the transformational change in the lives of the children we are committed to.” 

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    We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional value to our clients. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond our own capabilities; it’s deeply rooted in our strategic partnerships with industry-leading brands. These partnerships allow us to offer a comprehensive range of services that cater to diverse needs, ensuring that our clients receive nothing short of the best.

    Through collaboration with renowned companies across various sectors, we bring together expertise, innovation, and cutting-edge solutions to every project. Whether it’s technology, finance, marketing, or beyond, our network of partners enables us to deliver holistic solutions that drive success.

    Our partner logo showcase represents the strength of these alliances, symbolising the trust and synergy that underpin our collaborations. Together, we’re dedicated to delivering value that goes beyond expectations, empowering our clients to thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape. 

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