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Frequently Asked Questions about our Fundraisers

What is face-to-face fundraising?

Face-to-face fundraising involves fundraisers talking with people about a charity and asking them to sign up to support that charity with a regular (usually monthly) gift through their credit card or bank account. These conversations can take place at a person’s doorstep or in a shopping centre

Why does Forest & Bird use door-to-door fundraising?

Forest & Bird carry out face-to-face fundraising is because it is the best way to tell people about the work we do and to attract new long-term supporters.

Regular gifts are vital to Forest & Bird because we can rely on them allowing us to plan and fund a multitude of projects to defend our natural world.

Our fundraisers are passionate about seeking support for us. They have an important role in helping to build our regular giving programme.

Last year Nature’s Future supporters contributed more than $2 million to our conservation and advocacy work.

How can I be sure the fundraiser is really from Forest & Bird?

Forest & Bird representatives are dressed in brightly coloured green apparel with our logo on it and they wear a name tag to identify themselves.

When do Forest & Bird’s face-to-face fundraisers work?

Our face-to-face fundraisers visit residential homes until 6 p.m. in winter. For public street sites, their fundraising hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Is my information secure?

Absolutely! Our fundraisers use tablets to collect information electronically, which ensures the security of our donors. They should never ask for cash donations when doing door to door fundraising.

How is face to face fundraising regulated?

Forest & Bird is a member of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) of New Zealand. The PFRA works with charities and service providers to ensure quality, integrity and transparency in face-to-face fundraising by creating an atmosphere of public confidence and regulatory satisfaction. 

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions or comments about our fundraising, please contact our fundraising team on 0800 200 064 or by using the form below.


Nature needs your support

Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.