We are passionate about seeing a thriving not-for-profit sector deliver impact to their communities. Central to having long-term sustainable impact is a sound commercial foundation but often advice around this area is out of reach to organisations that can’t afford “Big Four” rates. We love to fill this space and can help with:

Not for Profit

Strategic Planning

What does success look like? How do we get there?
Not for Profit

Commercial Strategy Development

Helping you do more with less and unlocking commercial opportunities and funding structures in front of you

We discount our rates significantly for impact organisations and we’ve helped

Not for Profit

Habitat for Humanity

Not for Profit


(the former Christchurch Women’s Refuge)
Not for Profit

The Loft

(a collaborative community health and wellbeing shared space)
Not for Profit

Te Whanau o Waipareira

(as part of their microfinance advisory group exploring ways to unlock people from the cycle of high and ongoing debt and to provide opportunity through small loans)
  • Russell Grainger
    “Gemelli started out doing the financial modelling for our hub redevelopment, looking at the costing, and how we could afford the build. But they quickly took on a bigger role… They offer fantastic support. They’re so encouraging and they’ve contributed in so many ways… We couldn’t have got to the stage we’re at without Gemelli, that's the bottom line.”
    Russell Grainger
    Pastor, Mount Wellington Community Church
  • Dominic Foote
    “Gemelli are very good at understanding problems, unearthing relevant background, and prioritising needs. That gives us a sense of how to pilot a new idea safely because we haven't money to burn building houses only to find our plan hasn't worked. Gemelli give us the data to focus our future strategy.”
    Dominic Foote
    CEO, New Zealand Housing Foundation
  • Jamie Newth
    “I'd encourage you to get Gemelli in early and get them involved in your development strategy because they can add real value. They're not just a feasibility company. Many times, I’ve seen them help connect the strategy of an organisation with housing projects or other investment projects.”
    Jamie Newth
    CEO, Soul Capital
  • Miles McConway
    “Gemelli bring flexibility, breadth, and simplicity to their research. They take complex subjects and distil them into something that works for all readers, robust enough for a professional peer review, but also easy to read.”
    Miles McConway
    (former) Director Finance & Corporate Services - Environment Canterbury
  • Wayne Howett
    “Gemelli gave us a really good picture of what leveraging our accommodation assets to raise revenue might look like ... And not only do the numbers suggest it’s possible, but Gemelli also socialised the idea with a few key investors … Gemelli go above and beyond. So, my advice is, if you’ve got a new revenue generating idea, invest in a sense check with Gemelli first.”
    Wayne Howett
    CEO, Ronald McDonald House New Zealand