FAQs

Donating to the Malaghan Institute 

What is the Malaghan Institute? 

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is New Zealand’s world-class independent biomedical research institute, harnessing the power of the immune system to fight disease and improve human health.

Our key areas of research and discovery include cancer, allergic and inflammatory disease, infectious disease and immune health, of which the immune system plays an important role in both prevention and treatment of these diseases and conditions.

Our value lies in being an independent research organisation backed by the community, for the community. As a registered charity, we are owned by New Zealand, for the benefit of all.

Thanks to the philanthropic support of New Zealanders both nationally and overseas, the Malaghan Institute has developed the capability and expertise to deliver significant health and economic benefits to New Zealand, while retaining the freedom, flexibility, and spirit needed to push scientific boundaries and make breakthrough discoveries.

Please, help us to continue to improve the health of all New Zealanders and beyond.

Why support the Malaghan Institute?

Too many of our loved ones are suffering and dying from preventable diseases like cancer or allergic disease because we don’t yet know enough about them. But we do know the immune system holds the key to better treatments and cures. With your support we discover new ways to treat and prevent these diseases from taking our loved ones.

By supporting the Malaghan Institute you will be helping our researchers gain a deeper understanding of the complex and powerful nature of the immune system, knowledge that lets us develop new, better, and lower cost treatments that are accessible for all New Zealanders.

You can help us to harness the power of the immune system and save lives.

What will my donation go towards?

Your donation will help us find better, more effective ways to treat and cure diseases that are robbing the lives of too many of our loved ones.

With greater support, the greater effort we can put towards finding new solutions to diseases from cancer to COVID-19, hepatitis B to asthma, Crohn’s disease to colitis. The longer we attack a question, the closer we get to an answer, to a breakthrough treatment. To make meaningful inroads into how to leverage the power of the immune system against some of the most prevalent diseases of our time, we need to provide our world leading scientists with the space, resources, and support to do so - and this heavily relies on funding from the community.

Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help ensure we can keep the pace of our science and discovery going uninterrupted.

How do I donate?

Thank you for considering donating to the Malaghan Institute. There are many ways you can donate.

  • Right here on our website
  • Phone us on 04 499 6914 and talk to our friendly fundraising team to make a credit card/debit card donation over the phone. We support Visa, Mastercard and Amex.
  • Post in your donation to:
    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
    PO Box 7060
    Newtown
    Wellington 6242
  • Via internet or phone banking.
    You can also go into your nearest ANZ branch to make a donation straight into our bank account. Our bank account details are:
    Account Name: The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
    Account Number: 06-0507-0052635-30
    Your reference: First name & Last name or supporter ID

If you donate straight into our bank account, please email us with your details so we can send you a receipt.

Will I get a receipt?

Yes, absolutely! All donations over $5 are eligible for a tax rebate of 33.33%. For more information about claiming your tax rebate please visit the IRD website.

Receipts for one-off Donations

If you donate online via our website, your receipt will be automatically sent to the email address you provided. If you cannot find the receipt in your inbox, make sure to check your spam folder.

If you have donated via the post, telephone or by direct bank deposit and have opted to have your receipt sent via post, you should receive this within 7 days of your donation being received and processed.

Monthly Giving

If you are one of our wonderful monthly givers, thank you! In early April, we will send you a consolidated annual tax receipt for all your monthly donations for the previous financial year. You will receive this receipt via email unless you have opted to receive via post.

If you have donated and have not received your receipt, please contact us on 04 499 6914 or email fundraise@malaghan.org.nz

You can also contact us at any time if you wish to change the way you receive your receipt, or if you have any other questions.

How do I change my monthly donation?

To amend any details including the donation amount, payment method or donation date, or if you need to cancel your monthly donation you can contact the Malaghan Institute by emailing fundraise@malaghan.org.nz or by contacting us on 04 499 6914 between 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that we will require 5 days’ notice prior to your next monthly donation for changes to be made.

Where can I view the terms and conditions of my monthly donation?

The terms and conditions of your monthly donation are provided to you both by email and post when you sign up to make monthly donation. You can also view the terms and conditions here.

Please feel free to contact our fundraising team on 04 499 6914 between 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday or by emailing fundraise@malaghan.org.nz if you have any questions relating to your monthly donation.

How do I update my contact details?

Updating your contact details is easy. Please feel free to get in touch with us over the phone on 04 499 6914 during our office hours 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. You can also email any changes through to fundraise@malaghan.org.nz.

Alternatively, you can post us any changes to:

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
PO Box 7060
Newtown
Wellington 6242

How do I change how you communicate with me?

We love talking to you, but only the way you want us to! You can change how we contact you at any time by getting in touch with us on 04 499 6914 or by emailing fundraise@malaghan.org.nz.

How can I connect with you?

We have a bunch of easy ways for you to get in contact with our fundraising team. Feel free to call us on 04 499 6914 anytime Monday – Friday between 8.30am – 5pm. You can also email us at fundraise@malaghan.org.nz, this inbox is checked regularly during office hours.

You can also write to us:

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
PO Box 7060
Newtown
Wellington 6242

And don’t forget to follow us on social media for updates on our research and breakthroughs!

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, & Youtube

What are the Malaghan Institute’s bank details?

Account Name: The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

Account Number: 06-0507-0052635-30

Your reference: First name & Last name or supporter ID

If you donate straight into our bank account, please email us with your details so we can send you a receipt.

What is your Charitable Registration Number?

We are registered charity. Our charity number is CC10357

How can I find out my supporter number?

The easiest way is to call us on 04 499 6914, alternatively you can email us on fundraise@malaghan.org.nz.

Why does the Malaghan Institute do telephone fundraising?

It is one of the most effective ways to increase awareness about the work we do and helps raise much needed funds for our research programmes. This is a cost-efficient way of letting the public know about what we are doing and how you can help.

How did you get my personal details?

You will have filled out an online questioner which allows third parties to contact you. Our call centre will attempt to call you and see if you’d be interested in supporting our research. If you wish to be taken off of the telephone list, please contact us by emailing fundraise@malaghan.org.nz or by calling us on 04 499 6914.

Fundraising for the Malaghan Institute

How do I start a fundraiser?

Setting up your own fundraiser is easy! All you need to do is:

1. Decide on the type of event you’ll do. You can find some inspiration on the different kinds of events you can do here!

2. Set up your own customisable fundraising page.

3. Promote your fundraiser! The more people you reach, the quicker you’ll reach your fundraising goal. Share your event on your social media channels, email your friends, shout it from the roof tops! 

If you have any questions during this process please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Fundraising team.

How does my fundraising make a difference?

All support to the Malaghan goes directly towards helping our scientists find and develop new ways to use the power of the immune system to treat and cure disease!

By supporting the Malaghan Institute, you're helping our researchers gain a deeper understanding of our immune system and its relation to our health and disease. With this knowledge we can develop new, better, and lower cost treatments for disease that are more accessible to New Zealanders.

What happens after I register my page?

After you register you will receive a registration email with login details for you to set up your online fundraising page. This page is yours to create and manage! You can edit this page whenever you like by clicking on the ‘Edit My Page’ tab.

You can personalise your page with your own story and photos, as well as send out emails to collect donations and thank your donors or sponsors. You will also have access to your very own dashboard where you can view how your fundraiser is tracking and easily manage your fundraising so you can hit your goal!

Remember, you can contact us at any time to receive support or guidance with setting up or managing your page. 

What support can I receive from the Malaghan Institute?

Our small but dedicated Fundraising team aims to support you with your fundraising effort as much as possible, but remember - this is your event!

We're more than happy to answer any questions you might have, or offer our advice to help you get the most out of your fundraiser. Don't hesitate to get in touch at any point along the journey, from registration and setting up your page, right through to the completion of your event.

Click here to get in touch. 

Where can I get fundraising tips and ideas?

We have put together a bunch of ideas to help get the inspiration following!

If you have a specific fundraising idea in mind that isn't on this list, feel free get in touch with our fundraising team who will be happy to help and offer advice.

How can I promote my fundraiser?

There are many different ways to promote your awesome fundraising event!

Social media like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter is a great way to get the word out there to your friends and family. Don't forget to use relevant hashtags and tag the Malaghan Institute in your posts so we can see what you're up to!

Also, don't underestimate the power of the gab! Word-of-mouth is also a highly-effective way to spread the word. 

Depending on the type of event, you might also want to contact your local media outlet, such as newspaper or radio, who might be interested in running a story on you and your fundraiser. If you do manage to line up media support, we'd love to hear about it and possibly assist you with it!

Tips for promoting your fundraiser on social media

Setting up your online fundraiser page is well and good, but if you don't bring people along for the ride then you're missing out on a decent chunk of support! Here are some simple tips to keep people engaged before, during and after your event.

  • Share your page. People need to know where they can find your page so they can support you and your event!
  • Post regular updates. It's all about the journey! If you're event is something like a fun run or fitness challenge, make sure you keep people following your event engaged with things like pictures, videos, event live sessions of your training or preparation. It also helps to bring in more supporters! Even one post a week can make all the difference.
  • Make use of tags and hashtags. Hashtags are a great way for supporters to track your updates and for new people to find you. Remember, you can also tag the Malaghan Institute on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - which gives us a chance to see what you're up to and possibly even share your efforts! Please note that the we won't be able to share every post from every fundraising event. 
  • Let people know how it went. When you cross that finish line, host that event or finish that challenge, make sure you share your fantastic achievement with your supporters. After all, they've been there all along to see you achieve your goals! 

What happens to the donations I receive from my event?

The funds you raise via your online fundraising page are automatically collected by the Malaghan Institute.

If you collect donations outside your fundraising page such as cash donations, you can do a direct deposit into our bank account.

Please also send us an email so we know to expect it and can attribute it to your fundraiser.  

Account Name: The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

Account Number: 06-0507-0052635-30

Reference: First name & Last name or name of your event.

If someone donates to my fundraiser will they receive a receipt?

Anyone who makes a donation on your fundraising page will automatically receive a receipt via email.

If you have cash donations please contact us directly to arrange a receipt to be issued.

Remember, donations over $5 are tax deductible so make sure you let your supporters know! 

I've lost my login details

If you've forgotten what your password is you can reset it via the Forgot Password link.

If you've forgotten what email address you used to set up your page, please contact us so we can reissue those details.