Partnership Criteria

The Collective is made up of charities from the following key areas to ensure we cater to donors from all walks of life: Health & Wellbeing, Arts & Culture, Environment & Nature, Youth Development, Community Development, International Development. Our partner charities from each of these key areas all meet the criteria below when they are brought on as One Percent Collective partner charities.

Management and Governance

  • One Percent Collective partners with small to medium sized NZ-based charities. Preference for new partnerships will be given to charities with an annual expenditure below $500,000.
  • Annual expenditure should not outweigh annual income.
  • A total paid staff of less than 10 FTE.
  • Registered charity status in New Zealand.
  • Prudent financial management.
  • Can demonstrate evidence of good governance.
  • We will not accept any charities whose management have criminal convictions relating to fraud or dishonesty.
  • Have other forms of funding secured (One Percent can’t be the only source).
  • Charities must be able to provide evidence of regular financial reporting on request throughout the partnership.

People and Motivations

  • Demonstrates integrity and transparency.
  • Please note that we do not fund the promotion of religious or political beliefs
  • We rarely fund the promotion of a message rather than a service.

Evidence of Success

  • Proven ability to set and meet specific objectives.
  • Examples of successes already achieved.
  • Demonstrates a solid model of change (i.e. What opportunities, change, and benefits do you want to generate in the community?)

Communication & Collaboration

  • Willingness to collaborate and explore creative opportunities with other charities (whether or not the others are in partnership with One Percent Collective) if the opportunity arises.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work creatively and actively participate in the comms of One Percent Collective.
  • Ability to engage and grab the attention of current and future donors.
  • Ability to attend and/or co-create occasional activities or events relating to the partnership (e.g. media interviews, donor events, etc.).
  • Opportunities for One Percent donors to actively be involved as volunteers where possible.
  • Commitment to promote the One Percent Collective partnership displaying our logo and link on an appropriate page on your website.
  • Preference will be given to organisations with New Zealand-wide reach or those who have a strong base in Auckland or Wellington. (This is due to our geographic limitations of our comms, events and donor base that we have the ability to reach).
  • Commitment to strive for One Percent Collective’s values; be open, be human and be real.

As our partner charities grow and create more impact, they may extend  beyond some of the criteria, such as staffing numbers, annual expenditure etc. We see this being a great measurement of success, that since joining the Collective, they are able to expand the reach and impact of their important work.

Charity commitments.

We and our partner charities aspire to the Collective Values; be open, be human and be real. Our partner charities work with us to share stories on the impact they are creating, through digital storytelling via our website, newsletter and social media.

Partnership duration

Charity partnerships will be reviewed every 12 months by our Board of Trustees to ensure partner charities continue to align with the criteria, Collective values, and commitments. We will discuss what goals they would like to focus on during the next 12 months should the partnership be renewed, and how we can best support each other to meet these goals. At this time, our Board of Trustees will review organisational space and whether we have any capacity to take on any new partner charities.Applications for partner charities only open up when we have operational capacity to take on new partnerships. To be kept up to date with 2021 or 2022 openings, please subscribe to our newsletter .

One Percent Collective reserves the right to amend the charity criteria at any time without prior warning. All updates will not have negative implications on current charities, will be communicated directly to current charities and will appear online. One Percent Collective reserves the right to make exceptions where charities may not meet one or more of the criteria outlined where One Percent Collective have deemed the explanation provided by the charity fair.

Join the Collective with your 1%

Support any number of our 14 partner charities and make an impact on the lives of thousands in Aotearoa and beyond. Joining takes less than 5 minutes.

join NOW