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Checklist for accepting donations

To make sure your organisation is prepared to accept donations, here is a list of things you need to check.

Are you a registered charity?
No? How to become a registered charity (charities.govt.nz)

Are you an IRD-approved donee organisation?
No? For donations to be tax deductible, you must be an IRD-approved donee organisation. 

How to become IRD-approved (ird.govt.nz)

Do you have an information pack ready for potential donors?
No? What to include in a donor information pack

Do you have potential donors to talk to?
No? Get some ideas on finding potential donors

Do you have your organisation’s bank account details and donation receipts ready to go?
No? Find out how to set up business structures (ird.govt.nz)

Do you have a plan to look after your donors?
No? Get some ideas about how to look after your donors

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