Carole French

Fundraiser, Auckland Zoo

"The art of fundraising must be supported by the science of good business practice and the heart of a strong moral code. 

"Fundraisers have a duty to do it right, do it well, and do it with honesty. 

" I challenge fundraisers to look beyond the mechanics of raising donations; to acknowledge the power we hold, and the responsibility we have, to keep all parties (charity, donor and beneficiary) honest. I encourage all fundraisers to embrace their role as both advocate, and conscience, and transform fundraising from job to vocation.
"I’m delighted to be a part Rogare’s efforts to provide critical guidance and professional development across all three areas - art, science, and heart."

As a professional fundraiser for more than 20 years, I have worked with a number of charities. Together we have addressed issues of poverty, emergency response, homelessness, disability, healthcare, and the environment. Incredible work, often in difficult circumstances. I am honoured to have contributed to their successes.

Rogare involvement

Special interest groups:

  • Ethics
  • Public Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Data
  • Regulation
  • Relationship Fundraising