Doctors Without Borders works with our face-to-face fundraising partners Ascenta Group, GiveBridge, and New Canvassing Experience to sign up recurring donors, or Field Partners. These Field Partners and their generous recurring donations allow us to plan ahead and be ready for emergencies around the world.
Why recurring donors are important to our work
Emergencies happen in an instant—so it’s critical for us to have funds we can rely on to respond to crises right away. The dependable donations of our Field Partners make it possible for our teams to pivot quickly when these emergencies arise and plan ahead for the next one. These recurring gifts also allow us to minimize our fundraising costs and allocate more resources to our lifesaving work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Doctors Without Borders do face-to-face fundraising?
Face to face fundraising is one of the most effective and personal ways we raise much-needed funds for our mission. We get to talk with people all over the country, have one-on-one conversations, answer their questions, and get to know them and what inspires them to donate. Many of the folks who sign up have never donated before—some have never even heard of us before!
By engaging with people around the country, we are able to bring in new supporters from all walks of life, all of whom are committed to our lifesaving mission.
How do I know if a fundraiser is from Doctors Without Borders?
You can easily identify our teams because they will always have a Doctors Without Borders lanyard & ID badge. They’ll also all be standing behind our branded kiosks for safety and social distancing.
Do fundraisers accept cash gifts?
No, fundraisers do not accept cash gifts. This helps protect you and the fundraiser. Our fundraisers collect payment through tablets that are equipped with encrypted software to collect payment information in a secure way.
Is it safe to give my personal and financial information to a fundraiser?
Yes! All our tablets are equipped with encrypted software to collect payment information in a secure way. The data we collect is immediately uploaded to our remote servers, processed, and then completely removed from the tablet. Once processed, your financial data is further encrypted according to Payment Compliance Industry (PCI) Standards.
What do I receive for becoming a recurring donor, known as a Field Partner?
As a recurring donor, you’ll have special access to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), including invitations to live online events and webinars with our staff. You’ll also receive our quarterly magazine, Alert, featuring striking images and stories about the work you’re making possible around the world. You can join right now by clicking here.
How do I stop or cancel my recurring donation?
We understand that financial situations can change at any moment. As a recurring donor, you have the option to make smaller, more manageable gifts that still have a significant impact over time. No matter the amount, your recurring donation helps us be prepared for whatever emergency happens next.
We are grateful for your commitment to our lifesaving medical care all year round.
How do you choose your face-to-face fundraising vendors?
Doctors Without Borders has an extremely rigorous request for proposal (RFP) process for hiring face-to-face vendors. We look at a number of metrics, including HR practices, performance, strategy, and more. One significant factor during our selection process is how the fundraisers are compensated. We will only work with vendors who pay their people a livable and fair wage.