Season’s Greetings 2017 Bulletin

2017 has been an outstanding year at Barrer & Co. In December this year we reached an important milestone as the business turned 5 years old. Reaching this milestone triggered us to look back at all the groups we have worked with and reflect on the $14,320,000 we have raised for our clients in the last 5 years. How fantastic to be able to work doing what we love and making such a difference to our clients!

We wanted to update you about some of the exciting projects we are working on at the moment and wish you and your whānau a restorative Christmas and New Year.

Our offices will be closed from December 22nd to January 8th. Feel free to get in touch if you want to talk about anything related to fundraising or if you just want to try out the delicious coffee at The Anchorage downstairs from our office.

Barrer & Co re-brand and office move

2017 brought a new and improved version of Barrer & Co, with a re-brand and an office move.

We love our new space and invite you come and visit us in the new year. You are also welcome to explore our revamped website: Barrer & Co

Team Update

In June we welcomed Kylie Malin to our team. 

Over her career, Kylie has worked in journalism, marketing, communications and the not-for-profit sector. Having worked in varied roles at World Vision New Zealand, Ronald McDonald House South Island and The University of Canterbury Foundation, Kylie has a broad understanding of the charity sector and the opportunities and challenges that lie within it. 

Kylie is a specialist in not-for-profit communications and also holds strong skills in organisational analysis, strategic planning and campaign creation. She has worked across the individual and regular giving, trust and grant funding, community and major donor channels, and is capable of transferring this experience to support organisations along their fundraising journeys. 

Kylie is passionate about creating sustainable, tailored and achievable solutions and with her keen eye for detail she has the ability to understand and tell an organisation's story. A natural relationship builder, Kylie is a dedicated and genuine Fundraiser Manager whose focus is on creating success for those she has the privilege of working alongside.

Noteworthy projects from 2017

We feel privileged to have worked with over 60 not-for-profits in the 5 years we have been in business. Each group is making a huge impact to their unique communities. 

This year, in addition to working on one capital campaign and one endowment programme, we developed 12 fundraising strategies and conducted 4 feasibility studies. We want to make sure you know who is out there doing good work. Have a look at the amazing work that some of our clients are doing!

St Peter's Church

St Peter’s Anglican Church plays a significant role in the community of Upper Riccarton - Yaldhurst. The oldest Anglican stone church in the city, located at the appropriately named Church Corner, St Peter’s is a warm, caring, inclusive, diverse and forward-thinking church supported by a committed congregation. St Peter’s is connected with a multitude of community groups including its own outreach programmes such as counselling and community support programmes, and provides a home for many other independent groups.

The original wooden church was built in 1858 and then re-built in stone in the early 1900’s. St Peter’s was severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

In 2016, 158 years after it was first consecrated by Bishop Harper, fundraising began in order to save this wonderful part of Christchurch's physical, spiritual and social history. In a city that has lost so much of its heritage, St Peter's is fighting to preserve this important building to ensure it can enter its third century of serving Christchurch.

Barrer & Co is currently managing St Peter's capital fundraising campaign; $1,685,773 have been raised so far.

If you'd like to hear more about the St Peter's restoration project, contact Kylie at kylie@barrer.co.nz or 027 420 5337, or click the link below.

St Peter's Church website

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The Laura Fergusson Trust’s mission is to facilitate autonomy, inclusion and independence for people with impairments and for their families / whānau, particularly those who have suffered from a brain injury.

The Laura Fergusson Trust needs to undertake a building redevelopment that is critical to ensure they can continue to deliver their services, which cover a broad range of needs for people with disabilities. They need a modern, spacious, integrated and tranquil community setting accessible 24 hours per day, seven days per week, capable of caring for the growing and changing healthcare needs of our community.

Barrer & Co was appointed by the Laura Fergusson Trust in May 2017 to undertake a feasibility study.

Barrer & Co conducted in-depth interviews with internal services staff at the Laura Fergusson Trust and Trustees, as well as external stakeholders who we believed could provide valuable insight into the external perception of the project.

A comprehensive feasibility report was later developed with the findings of the research, tailored specifically for the needs of the Laura Fergusson Trust and for where the project is currently sitting. We believe this document will provide valuable information that can be used by the Trust as it supports the growth of its services and continues delivering vital support to its patients.

If you'd like to know more about the Laura Fergusson Trust and the services they offer, please click the link below.

Laura Fergusson Trust website

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Driven by Kiwi ingenuity, our brave New Zealand soldiers single-handedly liberated the small French town of Le Quesnoy in 1918 without the loss of any civilian lives.

There is currently no permanent place to recognise New Zealand’s sacrifice during World War I, where 70,000 served. The New Zealand Memorial Museum Trust's goal is to establish an enduring New Zealand presence in the town of Le Quesnoy, France by converting the local Gendarmerie headquarters (a 19th century building that was the mayor’s residence at the time of the Great War) into a museum that highlights the role of the New Zealand troops during World War I and II. The project will also include the renovation of eight adjoining maisonettes to be used for accommodation.

This lasting space will honour our heroes and our heritage.

The Trust engaged Barrer & Co to set up and manage the first phase of this campaign and ensure that the Trust was equipped with the appropriate collateral and strategic skills to then move forward with their fundraising in an effective and confident manner. As part of this set up phase we developed a comprehensive fundraising strategy, a robust prospect list and an engaging case for support document.

If you’d like to hear more about the NZ War Memorial Museum, contact Sarah at sarah@barrer.co.nz or 027 544 9977, or click the link below.

NZ War Memorial Museum website

Thank you!

Thank you for being part of our community and sharing in the good work we are doing. 

Have a restful Christmas and New Year and please feel free to get in touch if you want to know more about how we work or get involved with our current campaigns.

See you next year!
Meri Kirihimete

Barrer & Co
Sarah, Kylie and Rocio

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