In 2002. FINZ's constitution was all about fundraisers: http://www.societies.govt.nz/cms/banner_template/SOCAGENT
In an online Special General Meeting, with just 12 days warning, FINZ is about to change it's constitution again - moving the organisation still further from the members it claims to represent.
There is no online document to link to, but the mooted new mission statement goes like this:
'FINZ is a membership organisation which promotes excellence and ethical practice in fundraising to the direct benefit of Charities and not for profit organisations operating in New Zealand.' Hmmm, ok, not much about members there?!?
And the purpose will soon read: ' To advance fundraising to the direct benefits of Charities and not-for-profit organisations operating in New Zealand through ethics, education and advocacy and to do any act or thing incidental or conducive to the attainment of this purpose.
Members have been invited to send feedback directly to ex-PFRA CEO, and interim FINZ CEO, Karen@finz.org.nz.
There is no conversation, no open forum for dialogue. There is no way we can share or discuss this suggestion Just an online vote.
How do you know if you have been heard? Is this the representation you want? Is this the way you want to present your profession to your donors?
We talk about transparency - let's start practising it. Tell us what you think.