Kidney Society Auckland relies on grants, donations, sponsorship and fundraising to deliver personal support services. A small Ministry of Health contract contributes approx. 4% of our annual income.
(The cost of running our Dialysis Houses in Papatoetoe and Mangere, Auckland is covered by a lease agreement with Counties Manukau Health)
Funding Personal Support Services
Over the years the Society has survived very well, in fact flourished, thanks to grants and donations – but also through frugal management, respecting every dollar it receives – and rigourous accountability processes. Our good reputation, we believe, is our biggest asset in soliciting support for our work.
We provide a full range of services to nearly 3000 people with kidney failure and their families in the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairawhiti and Hawkes Bay regions, at a cost of around $300 per family per year. Donors can be assured that they get excellent value for their contribution.
Fundraising is vital. It is also costly. However, Kidney Society Auckland aims at never spending more than 20 cents in the dollar on fundraising. Not every fundraising activity succeeds in achieving this goal, but overall, year after year, the cost of fundraising meets these criteria.
Membership of the Society, at $20 per year, contributes towards direct client services.
Some dialysis related products are sold to clients at cost.
Overall, our clients’ own fundraising contributes around 7% of the annual budget.
Because of our small size, fundraising activities are limited and there is little potential for large events in the immediate future.
Telemarketing is not one of our fundraising activities, however we do benefit from a distribution of Kidney Health NZ’s telemarketing proceeds of $500 per month.
Developing sponsorship relationships, building long term relationships with individual donors and with the business community are high on our list of activities for the future. However there is much competition from larger charities that are better known and have a higher profile and funding our service will always be a challenge.