Our five faceted mantra is the foundation of our approach:

A committed partnership always within reach and willing to go the extra mile to reach your goals.

What sets us apart is our way of working, our spirit, our core values – leadership and innovation, combined with ethics and accountability. While we cater to specific client needs, it is fundamental that we encourage our clients to be donor and investor centric. The for-purpose sector is unique and we strive to provide clients a holistic, entrepreneurial, confident, trusted and a true partnership.



Through detailed analysis of the critical requirements of our clients we take an informed donor/investor centric approach to grow giving and investment. We design solutions and lead the way in delivering greater value by enabling them to transform their organisation to meet the unmet needs that further their mission.



We focus on client needs and advise, train, coach and share expert knowledge and industry benchmarks. We work closely and openly with our clients to provide the best outcomes that will drive positive social and environmental change aligned with their mission.


A true partnership

We have a committed, positive can-do attitude, readily adapting to needs and circumstances of our clients and their influential advocates, donors, investors, beneficiaries and other important stakeholders.



We encourage fresh thinking and ideas, work efficiently and effectively to apply a creative approach, take informed risks and look to break new ground.



We provide clear, strategic and compelling advice, challenge the status-quo and go above and beyond to make a positive difference.

Client Thoughts

We have had the privilege of working with many iconic charities through the years.

ChildFund New Zealand

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!

Auckland Grammar School

"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."  

Spectrum Foundation

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 Selwyn Foundation

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.  

Hawke's Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust

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.  

St Paul's Collegiate School

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. 

Blind Foundation

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.

Mercy Ships New Zealand

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. 

Well Foundation

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. 

Childfund New Zealand

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.”