Our campaigns in 2023
ActionStation supports communities to start their own campaigns on our digital platform, OurActionStation, as well as collaborating on and leading key campaigns on kaupapa that matter to our wider community. Our key campaigns focus on Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Climate Justice and Whānau Wellbeing, and this year, the General Election.
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Our year in pictures
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Our income in 2023
And what we've done with it
Note on income
This year, our grants income is noticeably more than we received in member donations. Member donations have continued to decrease, primarily due to regular donors decreasing the amount they give or stopping their donation entirely. This isn’t unique to ActionStation; nonprofits elsewhere in the world are having the same experience1. We are therefore increasingly depending on grant providers to fund our mahi.
While grants can help us with our campaigning mahi, they rarely cover any of our operational costs such as keeping OurActionStation running and the people behind the scenes who look after the less glamorous tasks.
Note on expenses
Our campaigns expenses were higher than normal this year, due to our Triple The Vote election campaign. We had expected this, and we are grateful to everybody who donated money for that mahi.
Thank you to everyone who has supported ActionStation’s work financially over the past year. 39.3% of our funds come from small donations from our wider community. In 2023, we received grants from the Peter McKenzie Project, Quatro Trust, Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, Wellington Community Trust, Lush and the Clare Foundation. You can see a list of our past funders here.