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About Us

Giving Architects design sound solutions based on international best practice, significant local awareness and the unique opportunities associated with each client. We focus on solutions that deliver significant giving and investment for great causes to drive positive social change. Built on more than 70 years of combined experience, Giving Architects understands the needs, nuances, unique characteristics and cultural aspects of philanthropy and impact investment in Australia and New Zealand.

Our Services



At Giving Architects we have a strong foundation and commitment to working together with our clients to provide exceptional fundraising solutions. Our team brings together decades of combined experience in Australia and New Zealand raising millions of dollars for many great organisations.
The scope and scale of the needs being met varies tremendously. We apply our skills, knowledge and expertise to provide effective solutions that meet your needs. We partner with you to enhance your capacity and capability for securing the financial resources you need to deliver your mission in a world that is now very different.

Strategic and effective tactical fundraising plans you can begin implementing immediately.

We have many years of experience in developing and managing award-winning and successful capital campaigns, major donor programmes and bequest programmes.

Giving Architects offer unique perspectives and approaches in Healthcare Philanthropy and a partnership based on trust, evidence and a desire to add value to your programs, people and purpose

By reviewing relevant data and assessing that against known and effective fundraising strategies, we are able to assist you to develop sustainable fundraising programmes.

Feasibility Studies, Campaign Readiness Assessments and Impact Investment Readiness Assessments and some of our most common stakeholder engagement processes. These ensure well informed and effective strategies.

Building on the success of Giving Architects, Impact Architects is an intermediary specialising in designing and facilitating innovative impact investments. We design and facilitate investments for projects that inspire a range of impact investors and provide intentional social and financial returns.

Meet the team

Clive Pedley

Director & Chief Executive
Giving Architects

Iyanthi Wijayanayake

Giving Architects

Nigel Harris

Founding Partner
Giving Architects Australia

Leigh Cleave

Senior Associate
Giving Architects Australia

Emma Zigan

Associate Director
Giving Architects

Dominique Leeming

Senior Associate
Giving Architects

Stephanie Wise

B.Des, Dip, MFIA
Giving Architects Australia

Bridget Brown

BSc, BA, GradCertBus
Giving Architects Australia

Marie De Silva

Digital Marketing Consultant
Giving Architects

Healthcare Philanthropy Development and Advisory services

Healthcare Philanthropy continues to play a significant role in advancing healthcare. Giving Architect’s experience and expertise in healthcare philanthropy will assist you in optimising fundraising growth and philanthropic engagement in your organisation. Giving Architects offers a unique set of healthcare philanthropy programs to assist your organisation. These programs address specific and significant market gaps and growing needs within the broader framework of healthcare. Each of these programs are tailored to suit your organisation’s needs and provide you with a discreet and actionable body of work. Alongside this, all programs are links so there is a clear connection and continuity of work at whatever entry point is identified.

Dynamics of Clinician Engagement

Virtual Offering | Live two-part series on 27th and 28th July 2022 by Advancement Resources

Latest Blog

Giving trends in Australia – moving on from the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic of the last two years greatly affected the not-for-profit sector in Australia and across the world. In 2022, Australians are living with Covid-19, vaccination rates are high and the majority of business and day-to-day activities are getting back to normal. It is expected the economic data from FY21 and FY22 will offer us further insights into where the philanthropy and fundraising sector is heading post-pandemic.

So knowing these market trends, where does this place those organisations engaged in fundraising practice? 

Follow the link below to read the full article:


Bonding with your donors & the importance of demonstrating your impact during the COVID-19 Crisis

It is a challenging time…

But be positive and take this time to strengthen relationships with existing donors, volunteers and supporters who believe in your mission. Challenging times impact everyone. Being sensitive to the challenges your donors, volunteers and supporters may be experiencing and offering to help where possible is an important part of nurturing and strengthening relationships.


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