How the PFRA works with Councils
The PFRA regulates face-to-facefundraising activities for Councils. This significantly reduces the burden on Councils to organise, roster and monitor this type of fundraising, but still gives the Council total control.
We don't charge for this service. The benefits of self-regulation for charities come from long-term sustainability and mutually beneficial relationships with Councils, Business Associations and communities.
PFRA Face-to-face Fundraising Code of Conduct
Providing a strict code of conduct to which all charities must comply, ensures a greater sense of monitoring and regulation for Councils in addition to their specific licence rules and existing bylaws.
The PFRA imposes and implements a series of penalties for non-compliance or infringement of PFRA Standards.
We will work with Councils to ensure that only reputable organisations are licenced or allowed to use this means of fundraising in their cities.
We will manage infringements and complaints around face-to-face fundraising.
With the PFRA as a single point of contact for Councils, Business Associations (in Auckland) we are able to maintain excellent communication and manage issues very quickly.
Developing monthly city rosters for Councils ensures sites are limited and rested to provide ongoing sustainability and maintain good relationships with local businesses and associations.
The PFRA also works closely with Local Boards, Business Associations and local businesses.
Currently we are successfully operating rosters for Councils in the wider Auckland, Wellington, the Hutt, Hamilton, Waikato and Christchurch areas.
These cities have been assessed to make sure that we are managing fundraising to ensure sustainability and prevent any further growth beyond what is an acceptable level for each city.
We ask that you support the PFRA and request all charities, who ask to carry out face to face fundraising in your city, join the PFRA. This way we can monitor the amount of fundraising occurring in every city and roster it if required. Very importantly we can maintain standards through our code of conduct.
Integrity, professionalism and excellent relationships with local Councils, communities and businesses are central to the PFRA’s operation.