"What a pleasure to work with Carole! She's full of creative ideas, draws on deep personal experience, and is a masterful communicator! She has a most pleasant manner that compliments her professionalism and responsiveness. Another nice bonus is that her being in New Zealand makes her extremely accessible not only during work hours but also off typical work hours in the US. Thanks Carole for everything; look forward to working together again!", Ozzie Burnham,  Oztonish Consulting, Washington DC

"If you are looking for someone to come up with an innovative fundraising strategy and then link to a scalable event Carole French would be my first call. Carole combines experience and expertise in the fundraising industry with a passion for assisting not-for- profits achieve their goals."  Peter Fraser, Conservation Manager, Wellington Zoo Trust

​" I have always enjoyed working with Carole, she's a straight shooter with a heart of gold who really exhibits care and pride in what she does. A consummate professional she understands the synergies in successful corporate sponsorship and I'm always impressed in her ability to work a strategy so that all parties are involved, engaged and benefit equally...She can take an opportunity and with a tight brief guide creative teams to craft full-bodied and exciting interactions. And her understanding of the complexities and legal aspects of Fundraising is second-to-none. Her mastery of the specific voice required to elicit understanding and empathy for a cause really made a fundamental difference to the fundraising initiatives"  Jo McDonald-Hooker, Force of Nature.

"Outstanding presentation from Carole. She had clearly put in a huge amount of time and effort and is an excellent presenter. " FINZ Northern


Carole French

I am an independent fundraising consultant, presenter, strategist, coach and mentor.

I have spent more than 20 years as a professional, in-charity, fundraiser. I specialise in fundraising strategy and best practice for small to medium charities. I work remotely with virtual teams in New Zealand, Australia and the USA. 

I am an experienced communicator and trainer available for contract, consultancy, workshops and presentations. I'm always happy to connect and talk about how I can help you reach your goals.


Together we'll work with your strengths to develop practical, sustainable, tailored fundraising strategies that work for you.


Call, email, or message me - anytime, from anywhere.

B.Soc.Sc.; G.Cert, NFP Management; Cert. PR;  Member of : Fundraising Institute of New Zealand; Association of Fundraising Professionals; Rogare - The Fundraising Think Tank

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