Politicians use polls and focus groups to manage the public’s reaction to their policies, we can use it to influence politicians.
Our community has already funded people-powered polling on issues like tax dodging and ethical investments in KiwiSaver, and that polling helped define media coverage on those issues.
By adding accurate message testing, opinion research and polling to our campaign tools we can have more influence as a movement, and set the terms of the debate.
Getting this right is crucial as we head into an election year.
ActionStation exists to create change, not just add to the noise. Our strategy team’s job is to direct your precious time and energy for maximum impact on the issues we all care about: good public healthcare, clean rivers, functional public broadcasting and families with enough to thrive, not just survive.
As individuals, there’s a limit to what we can achieve. Especially if we don’t happen to be billionaire CEOs, lobbyists, politicians or bureaucrats. But together we can do what we cannot alone.
‘People power’ isn’t just a nice slogan at ActionStation: it is ActionStation. It’s why we’re here and how we get things done. We are a lobby group for the rest of us - everyday New Zealanders and the planet we love.
Let’s make change – not just noise. Please chip in now.
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We rely entirely on member donations and grants.
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Through our BNZ account: 02-0560-0155430-01 or our Kiwibank account: 38-9012-0571645-00. If you choose this method, please follow these steps:
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If you'd like to send us a cheque, our postal address is PO Box 19069, Wellington, 6149. Please make sure to include your full name, printed, and a note if you would like to give to a specific campaign. Thank you!
Want to help even more?
Regular contributions give ActionStation the ability to plan effectively, allowing us to campaign for long-term progressive change. To become a Core Member by setting up a regular donation via PayPal, click the donate button to the right. If you would prefer to set up a recurring payment via internet banking, email us now: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to be transparent and accountable about who we are, how we are funded and how we spend your donations - please get in touchif you've got a question or any feedback on how we present this information. In short, we are a member led not-for-profit organisation working hard to bring democracy and fairness back to New Zealand. We model ourselves after our larger sister organisations such as GetUp and 38Degrees.
Where does ActionStation get its money from?
ActionStation is independent and member led - we don't accept money from government, political parties or big business.
We rely on donations from our members to make our campaigns happen. From time to time we’ll ask our members to fund a specific campaign or a specific action (e.g. to pay for the costs of an advertisement or billboard). All donations generated by these are used for that specific project. If for any reason we are unable to spend the money on the action for which it was raised we give our members the option to get a refund, or to choose how they would like to have the money used instead.
Since launching in 2014, we have also received some money from charitable trusts and foundations. The bulk of our start up funding came from Global Green Grants.
We are a very lean organisation. Our staff team is small, with one sole purpose - to build and run winning campaigns on issues our members care about. Our operating budget is funded entirely by small donations from members.