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Promoting your unique registration number
Updated October 2010
We encourage you to promote your unique charity registration number and refer potential donors and supporters to your charity's information on the Charities Register at www.charities.govt.nz
You are now a registered charitable entity - congratulations!
Are you wondering how to promote your registration status to the public?
The best way of doing this is to promote your unique registration number — to show that your charity has met the requirements of registration under the Charities Act, and is proven to have a charitable purpose.
People are entitled to ask your fundraisers for your registration number, and some funders may also ask you for it when you apply to them for funding.
We encourage you to promote your unique charity registration number, and refer supporters and potential donors to your charity's information on the Charities Register itself.
The Charities Register helps people to make well-informed decisions about the charities they wish to support.
Charities have told us they promote their registration number in a variety of ways. You might like to think about adding it to your:
- email signature
- business cards.
Helpful tip – your Charities Services registration number starts with the letters 'CC'.
For example: CC123456
It's on the registration certificate we sent you and on your summary page on the Charities Register.
Displaying your registration number on your promotional materials is not compulsory. However, if you choose to do so, we recommend you use the following wording on your print materials and website:
Happy Days Trust
Registered charitable entity
You might like to use this wording in conjunction with your organisation's logo.
If you wish, you could also ask your webmaster to create a 'hyperlink' from your website and emails, directing donors directly from your unique CC number to your page on the Charities Register.
There are instructions explaining how to do this under 'Promoting your registration' on our website.
Please note, Charities Services doesn't make its logo available for any other organisation to use.