About us

We regulate and monitor face-to-face fundraising
in New Zealand.

The PFRA was created by charities to raise professional and regulatory standards. We work closely with local councils throughout New Zealand to co-ordinate face-to-face fundraising.

This model has been successfully adopted in other countries around the world such as the UK and Australia.

The PFRA is a not-for-profit Incorporated Society of charity members and supplier agencies that conduct face-to-face fundraising in New Zealand. We work closely with the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ), local councils, business associations and the government.

Face-to-face fundraising started over 20 years ago in New Zealand. Previously many charities had been reliant on one-off donations.
Your regular donations allow charities to carry out vital services for local communities across New Zealand and the world while working to solve some of the greatest social, environmental, and global issues. Your commitment makes a big difference.
Face-to-face fundraising allows some of the most important work in New Zealand and the world to be done. It facilitates funds to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of millions of people, animals and the environment worldwide. Last year $61 million was donated to our member charities via a regular face-to-face donation. gift.

Our members

39 charities and suppliers operate within the PFRA. Any organisation conducting face-to-face fundraising in New Zealand should be a member of the PFRA.

Learn more about Our members
27 charities
Amnesty International NZ logo
Barnardos logo
Blind Low Vision NZ logo
Breast Cancer Foundation logo
Burnett Foundation Aotearoa logo
Cancer Society logo
CCS Disability Action logo
Family for Every Child logo
Forest & Bird logo
Hato Hone St John logo
Heart Foundation logo
IHC logo
Make-A-Wish logo
Médecins Sans Frontières logo
Mental Health Foundation logo
New Zealand for UNHCR logo
New Zealand Red Cross logo
Oxfam Aotearoa logo
Presbyterian Support Upper South Island logo
Save the Children logo
SPCA logo
Starship Foundation logo
Surf Life Saving New Zealand logo
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ logo
Unicef Aotearoa logo
Wellington Hospital Foundation logo
World Vision logo
11 agencies
Aida For Good logo
Community Solutions logo
Core Fundraising logo
Cornucopia Fundraising logo
Fundamental Worldwide logo
GIG logo
Mindset Marketing logo
Public Outreach logo
Surge Direct logo
Think Marketing logo
Xplore Services logo

Our Board

  • Angela Janse van Rensburg
    Angela Janse van Rensburg
    Oxfam Aotearoa
  • Chris Taylor
    Chris Taylor
    Mental Health Foundation
    Deputy Chair
  • Damon Woolley
    Damon Woolley
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Janice Sturmey
    Janice Sturmey
  • Anneke Liefting
    Anneke Liefting
    Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Liam Malcolm
    Liam Malcolm
  • Lauren James
    Lauren James
    Future Value