About Us

We've all got a subscription to something. Think of One Percent Collective like your subscription to doing good and feeling good about it. We’ve built a platform that's made regular giving easy. With over 700 Kiwis giving and over $4.1 million raised, we're pretty stoked to see all those 1%'s making such an impact.
We don't take a mandatory fee from your donations
Support multiple charities with a one-time donation set up
Annual donation receipt to claim 33% of your donations back

Making an impact on the world shouldn't be hard, however...

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Choosing charities can be tricky.

To make it easier, we’ve partnered with 15 trusted Kiwi-based charities across a range of worthy causes. Their financials, governance and effectiveness have been scrutinised by our Board of Trustees and are reviewed annually. Choose the charities which resonate with you, or give to all 15 charities with one quick signup.

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I'm not sure how much to give.

As our name suggests, we believe giving 1% of your income is an ideal amount to start with. For the average Kiwi, that's around $10 a week. We also make it easy to adjust your regular donation up or down when your circumstances change. You can even take a giving holiday if you need to.

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Charities always ask me for more.

We hear ya! That's why we started One Percent Collective –to make a donor experience that we'd enjoy and that our friends would love. We NEVER tell you how much to give and we NEVER ask you for more than you’re already giving.

You give 1%. We give 100%.

Every dollar you donate lands in our partner charities’ bank accounts. We won’t take a cut. That’s possible thanks to our Future 70 (70 people donating $20 weekly towards our operational costs) and our incredible business sponsors supporting us to create a more generous Aotearoa. Then there are Friends of the Collective – they’re donors who are happy for a % of their regular donations to go towards our admin costs. Most fundraising platforms in NZ have a compulsory fee of 5% to 10%. Friends of the Collective are free to choose a percentage that feels right to them and it’s entirely optional.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to us at crew@onepercentcollective.org to learn more.

Meet the team

We run a super lean 1% machine with a tiny part-time team. We rock things day to day with the equivalent hours of just one fulltime employee and a sprinkle of overtime.

Pat Shepherd

Founder & Chief Doer of Things

Pat was inspired to start One Percent Collective after 6 weeks volunteering on the Thai/Burma border with migrant and refugee children from Burma. He used his creative background in photography and design to bring the idea to life. Learn more about Pat’s story here.

Ben Woodward

Head of Comms & Community

Ben has been a communications and social media specialist since back in the MySpace days. He created the #WhyWellington hashtag and associated social media accounts after moving to New Zealand, from Australia, in 2014.

Sheridan Jamieson

Head of Operations

Sheridan is an operations specialist and a bit of a wiz with a spreadsheet. He’s developed his skillset through several years in financial services and, more recently, through running his own business. Sheridan jumped at the chance to join as our Head of Operations, seeing it as a perfect alignment with his passion for charity and impact-focussed businesses.

Board of Trustees

Our voluntary board of trustees supporting us along the way.

James Bushell

Chairperson

Kate Tindall Lum

Trustee

Margot van de Water

Treasurer

Angela Meyer

Trustee

John (JR) Robson

Trustee

Pat Shepherd

Trustee

Our Financials

Donations to our partner charities are now over half a million annually. Our accounts are prepared by Deloitte and audited by Accounting for Charities. View all past annual reports below or view our charity info on charities.govt.nz.

Join the Collective with your 1%

Support any number of our 15 partner charities and make an impact on the lives of thousands in Aotearoa and beyond. Joining takes less than 5 minutes.

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