Our Services


As your trusted advisors, we partner with your mission.

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. At Giving Architects we have a strong foundation and commitment to working together with our clients to provide exceptional fundraising solutions. We take the time to fully understand and appreciate your unique situation so that we can provide a solution that will work.  Our services include:

Fundraising strategy development and tactical planning

Many organisations are needing to adjust to changing circumstances. Helping you achieve your mission by identifying your immediate needs and opportunities is a critical first step.  From there we work with you to optimise your fundraising potential in today’s challenging fundraising environment. Our process is brief and efficient, usually 2-3 weeks from commencement.  This work leads to the development of strategic and effective tactical fundraising plans you can begin implementing immediately.

Fundraising sustainability and growth advisory services

By reviewing relevant data and assessing that against known and effective fundraising strategies, we are able to assist you to develop sustainable fundraising programmes. We pay particular attention to the critical acquisition, retention and growth of donor relationships, considering where there may be greater high value outcomes that can be optimised by your team. This process is critically informed through strategic and direct engagement with a range of external stakeholders, donors and advocates.  We also consider what appropriate investment in further fundraising resources could achieve. With this information we set out a three-year fundraising development plan that can be effectively presented to your leadership team and Board.

Capital Campaigns, Major Donor & Bequest Programmes

We have many years of experience in developing and managing award-winning and successful capital campaigns, major donor programmes and bequest programmes. There are well established ways to prepare for and initiate these game-changing fundraising programmes and some fundamental truths that always apply. We have also found that understanding the unique circumstances of every client and their key stakeholders is critical in achieving successful outcomes.  There are no shortcuts, and a cookie-cutter process will not achieve the best results. Sound methodology, development of a compelling and urgent rationale, a deep insight into donor motivations, and the experience to pull together an effective strategy that can be managed effectively are just some of the essential features we will deliver. The scope and scale of our involvement in this work varies, from initial strategic planning through to full management where we work alongside your team to reach ambitious goals.

Feasibility studies and Campaign Readiness Assessments

These are essential pieces of due diligence for your organisation before making major commitments and investments in raising the funds required to deliver transformational projects. Our approach to this work is to make sure the vision is well framed, the impact is qualified and that the most important key stakeholders are directly involved in developing an informed and effective plan.  Much more than just testing a level of interest, or espousing accepted best practice, these processes ensure you and your team are fully aware of how your most important stakeholders see you, your organisation’s plans and the impact you hope to deliver.

Digital strategy development and advisory services

Your digital strategy is a key part of your overall fundraising and engagement strategy and it should be aligned with your organisational goal achievement. At Giving Architects we create customised and results-oriented digital strategies and tactical plans aligned to your unique mission and fundraising strategy for optimal fundraising outcomes. Our digital services portfolio is designed to cater to your individual needs and we focus on developing strong organic engagement with effective content strategies which stimulate digital audiences to take action to support your efforts. Our approach is comprehensive and is focused on delivering a strategy which is unique to your cause and focused on achieving your desired outcomes in line with your mission.

Impact Investment

Driving Positive Investment for People and Planet

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. Impact investment opens up significant opportunities for organisations where philanthropy and government spending is constrained. Our team has local and international experience in designing best practice impact investments that deliver results, and our unique role is to bring social purpose objectives and impact investors together for the greater good of people and the planet


Get in touch with us


Nigel Harris :


Email : nigel@givingarchitects.com

Leigh Cleave :


Email : leigh@givingarchitects.com

New Zealand 

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