Yes, because Médecins Sans Frontières is required by law to be accountable for the activity we must issue an authority stating our approval and the conditions under which you can fundraise. In addition, New Zealand requires all collectors under the Charities Act 2005 to be able to disclose our charity registration number if and when asked.
Yes. However each time you raise funds, Médecins Sans Frontières will need to issue an authority for the specific project and period that covers the activity. Simply complete our online application form and we will be in touch.
No, Médecins Sans Frontières must approve all fundraising activities before they commence.
No, there are a number of activities that Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand can’t authorise for community fundraising projects, and this includes general cash collections in public places or door-to-door approaches by individuals. Therefore Médecins Sans Frontières does not issue identification badges, cards or collection tins.
The easiest way to do this is by setting up an Everyday Hero online donation page. Alternatively, your friends and family can donate online or by telephone in celebration of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries etc. Please check our Other Ways to Donate page of the Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand website for further information.
Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand cannot allocate funds to cover insurance for this purpose nor does our public liability cover community fundraising events.
No, Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand is only able to approve fundraising activities that take place in New Zealand.
For security reasons we are unable to allow supporters to fundraise for trips to countries where we have projects operating. Similarly, we are unable to allow members of the public to visit our international projects.
You are welcome to make a request for a staff member or field worker to attend your event. Due to limited staff and volunteer resources, this is not always possible. However you can certainly make a request, but please note it may take six weeks before we can confirm. You can make a request online: www.msf.org.nz/request-speaker
If you would like to send out press releases then these must be approved by Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand prior to distribution. In addition, Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand may allow use of our logo, depending on the proposed usage.
Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand should be named as the beneficiary of the project, for example including "proceeds of the event will go to Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand", on all tickets or promotional flyers. In addition, the percentage or actual portion or gross proceeds donated to Médecins Sans Frontières should be disclosed to all participants.
Donations of $5 or more will be tax deductible but only to individuals or organisations who make a donation without receiving a product or service in return. Tax receipts can’t be issued for donated services like entertainment or exhibition set-up.
No, as we don't have the resources or systems to convert them into donated funds, we are unable to accept material goods. Equipment and medicines for the field are prepared by our logistics teams in our warehouses in Europe.