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Background

Giving Architects design sound giving solutions based on international best practice, significant local awareness and the unique needs and opportunities associated with each client.

Introducing Giving Architects Australia

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 commitment to you is to develop innovative pathways that enable your organisation and the people in your team to meet the needs that drive positive change for people and planet. 

With an experienced team based across Australia and New Zealand, we are committed to working with you to achieve your goalsWe will work with you to build a sustainable fundraising programme, to raise significant funds for a breakthrough project, or to design and deliver an impact investment.  

Meet the team

Clive Pedley

CFRE FFINZ
Director & Chief Executive
Giving Architects

Iyanthi Wijayanayake

MBA CFRE FCIM MFINZ
Director
Giving Architects

Nigel Harris

MBA CFRE FFIA GAICD
Founding Partner
Giving Architects Australia

Emma Zigan

MFINZ
Associate Director
Giving Architects

Leigh Cleave

MBA CFRE FFIA
Senior Associate
Giving Architects Australia

Dominique Leeming

FFINZ
Senior Associate
Giving Architects

Marie De Silva

MBus MBA ACIM
Digital Marketing Consultant
Giving Architects

Stephanie Wise

B.Des, Dip, MFIA
Associate
Giving Architects Australia

Bridget Brown

BSc, BA, GradCertBus
Associate
Giving Architects Australia

Our Approach

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 social 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 organization to meet critical 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.

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.

Background

Our Experience

As trusted advisors to the for-purpose sector, we have worked with many great organisations to achieve significant fundraising outcomes. 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.

Giving Architects brings a unique understanding and deep experience with proven expertise in for-purpose sector fundraising and marketing. We specialise in growing revenue so that our clients can fulfill their purpose and deliver greater impact to people and planet. This often involves raising millions of dollars or breakthrough results for transformational projects. 

We work with a wide range of organisations – different sizes, scope, sectors and purpose. We take the time to fully understand and appreciate your unique situation so that we can provide a solution that will work. These projects often present a challenge to donors and funders who question where Government responsibilities end, and their responsibilities begin.  Carefully crafted donor-centric messaging is essential to demonstrate the compelling and urgent needs that donors can partner in, standing alongside credible organisations and being part of the transformational change. The appeals associated with these needs require careful, strategic planning and the execution of sequential interconnected tasks that optimise philanthropic outcomes. 

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Get in touch with us

Australia

Nigel Harris :

+61-407-628-605

Email : nigel@givingarchitects.com

Leigh Cleave :

+61-400-726-421

Email : leigh@givingarchitects.com

New Zealand 

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