Ph: 06 878 3456

27 August - AUCKLAND

Sowing the Seeds of Love is a one-day forum designed to inspire, encourage and promote best practice in fundraising in New Zealand. We have invited passionate experts from New Zealand and the U.S.A. who are happy to share the love with you. 

Come and be inspired by our (inter)national speakers. As the saying goes: "You reap what you sow", so sow the seeds of love....

And if you really want to dive deep into the knowledge, join international fundraising expert Jeff Brooks for the Master Class the following day and learn all there is to know about Direct Mail: How to Create Record-Smashing Direct Mail: 7 Practical, Soup-to-Nuts Steps to Success.

Programme Tuesday 27 August

8.30am: Registrations start, coffee/tea provided

9am: Welcome and opening

9.05am Keynote: Pat Shepard, One percent collective

10am Keynote: TBC, Vodafone NZ Foundation: How to connect to funders from a Funders’ Perspective

10.45am: Networking/Morning tea provided

11.15am: Keynote: Jeff Brooks: The Donor’s Journey

12.15pm: Case study: TBC

12.45pm: Networking/lunch provided

1.30pm: TBC 

2.15pm: Keynote: Cath Vincent: How to pitch yourself well to diverse crowds

3pm: finish.

Learning Outcomes/What to Expect

Fundraising is getting harder and harder, more pople are after the same dollar. This 1-day forum is deisgned to inspire you, as well as provide key tips that you can implement the very next day. If yoo need to raise money for your organisation, you'll won't want to miss this Forum.

2019 Speakers

Jeff Brooks, International Fundraising Professional and Author

Pat Shepherd, Chief Doer of Things, One Percent Collective

Cath Vincent, Consultant, Speaker and TV Host

Who Should Attend

This forum is aimed at fundraisers for small to medium sized organisations with a <$5m turnover, all charities operational in New Zealand.  Anyone who is involved in fundraising, from sport clubs, to social services, to health care providers to arts, to animal welfare organisations to children's play groups, anyone.

Date & Location

Tuesday 27 August 2019 FORUM

Wednesday 28 August 2019 Master Class with Jeff Brooks

Tuesday 27 August


Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel
153 Kirkbride Road
Mangere, Auckland
09 912 3333

There is free parking at the venue.

Please contact Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel directly for accommodation bookings.

Price & Registration

Earlybird Price - $275 + GST
Standard Price - $325 + GST

Earlybird Price - $350 + GST
Standard Price - $400 + GST

Earlybird Price - $100 + GST
Standard Price - $150 + GST

Earlybird Special ends 7 August 2019

Registration process

Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 06 878 3456 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 plus GST service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). You will be sent the event's materials upon request.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

Arrival tea & coffee, morning tea and lunch are included.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. In an effort to keep the price as low as possible, other special dietary requirements are unable to be catered for. You are however welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch.

Takeaway Reference Material

In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email following the conference.

Commitment to Access and Equity

We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact our team at 06 878 3456 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.


For further details, please contact:
Nathalie van Dort at or
Phone: 06 878 3456