Making democracy work as it should

$750 donated
Given by 10 generous donors in over a year

Trust Democracy works with everyday people to try and work out how to make democracy work as it should.


We need a democracy that people trust and that enables us to address the issues we need it to.

At a time when democracy is under siege globally, we cannot be complacent about the way we govern ourselves here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

For the political system to function democratically, people must be included and empowered to collectively define problems and goals, and decide what gets done.

Trust Democracy is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ‘making democracy work as it should’. Part of this is about providing spaces for people to learn about, discuss and experience different ways of doing democracy.

How do we do this? Our members volunteer their time to:

* Organise events and webinars featuring democratic thinkers, innovators and research

* Provide opportunities for everyday people to share their ideas about democracy and experience new ways of doing democracy (e.g. citizens’ assemblies)

* Encourage our government to create laws and policies that protect and enhance democracy

* Help other civil society organisations with shared goals to maximise our collective impact.

Use of funds

We use donations to help pay for, or subsidise participation in, our events, webinars, workshops, and demonstration processes. They may help pay for publications and to enable the participation of our volunteers in public discussions about democracy.

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Latest donations

Kevin on 30 Jan 2024
Thanks so much for including me!
Trust Democracy Incorporated

Thanks million for your koha, Kevin. Talk soon.

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Keitha on 15 Jun 2023
David Lillis
David Lillis on 15 Jul 2022
Good to be a member and great to meet other members and contribute ideas towards better democracy.
Caitlin on 24 Jun 2022
Thanks so much for all you do.
Charles on 24 Jun 2022

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This campaign started on 15 May 2022 and ended on 10 May 2024.