Q. Does the Global Network Support Charity work with other charities?
A. Yes, we are set up so that we can donate significant funds and resources to other charities, thus enabling them to continue in their work. These organisations already have established systems and skilled people operating on the ground in developing lands. We are here to fund the continuance of their work.
Q. Does the charity take donations and issue tax receipts?
A. Yes, all donations are gratefully accepted. We issue two types of receipts:
1. Tax receipts for donations that will be used in New Zealand
2. Donations being made outside of New Zealand will be invoiced. Donors will then be able present this invoice to their countries tax department to receive appropriate/qualifying tax deductions or rebates.
Q. Who operates the Charity Fundraising 'Loyalty' Program?
A. As a registered charity, we are not permitted to operate this fundraising program. AIMS Supporter Services (AIMS), a fundraising company (est 2010), has been contracted by the Global Network Support Charitable Trust to operate the program. AIMS does not charge the charity for operating this program. AIMS has sole responsibility for operating this fundraising program and then giving the profit to our charity. Our charity will however support AIMS to promote and enable the Charity Fundraising 'Loyalty' Program.
Q. Where does the money from the Charity Fundraising 'Loyalty' Program come from and where does it go to?
A. It is important to remember that the Charity Fundraising 'Loyalty' Program is a member-based fundraising operation - it is not a donation-based fundraising operation. AIMS receives member fees from those who support the program. After paying operating costs AIMS then donates 90% of the profit to our charity. The charity then uses those funds to carry out its charitable works, thus providing significant funds to charities and organisations working on-the-ground in developing lands as they help families living in extreme poverty and those that work to improve the health of the planet.
Q. What does sustainable mean?
A. Something that can be upheld and maintained at a certain rate or level.
Q. What makes the Charity Fundraising 'Loyalty' Program sustainable?
A. Future success and maintenance of this program is ensured by developing a global database of millions of Supporter Business, so that Network Members can easily get their membership fee back, and possibly even more, through discounts or special offers. Sustainability is achieved when members want to repeat their membership in subsequent years.