We often come across great people, products or programmes in our work, and when we do, we like to let you know about them. If you have a favourite person, product or programme you think would benefit other non-profit organisations, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know.
More and more organisations need a vehicle to do their work well, but finding funding for a capital item can be difficult. Leasing a vehicle is often a good option for non-profits because lease payments become part of their operating expenses, rather than a capital item. Kerri’s hubby, Rob, is a part of the Driveline team and specialises in working with non-profits. He can pass on enormous discounts direct from the suppliers and will help you find the right vehicle, at a great price – no matter where you’re based in New Zealand. Check out the Driveline website or email email@example.com to have an obligation free chat.
Do Good Jobs
Do Good Jobs is a great online job board that links good people, to good jobs doing good. Charities receive a special deal when listing jobs on the site and you can list volunteer roles for free. So whether you’re looking for a good job or have a good job to offer, they are definitely worth checking out.
NZ Navigator is an online assessment tool that helps organisations get a handle on how well they’re doing in nine key areas: Leadership, Governance, Direction, People, Finances, Communication, Evaluation, Relationships and Administration. It’s completely free to use and while it’s not the silver bullet for all your woes, it is an excellent tool for highlighting what you’re doing well and where you can improve. Once the survey is complete, it generates a handy report which you can use as a starting point for discussions among your team.
We are often asked about database or client management systems for the non-profit sector, and while there are all sorts of options out there, we are particular fans of Infoodle. Infoodle was developed in New Zealand and has a New Zealand based support crew, plus it was designed specifically with churches, charities and community groups in mind. Check out their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Inspiring Communities works to train, mentor, share, connect and grow community led change in Aotearoa. IC’s team promotes understanding and practice of community-led development; connects people and projects, shares knowledge and ideas; supports, advises, and provides events for communities, NGOs and the public sector on how to create positive change; and helps to build sustainable organisations. IC’s vision is an Aotearoa where all communities will flourish. You can find out more on their website or email email@example.com.
Community Research is a registered charity that aims to gather research about New Zealand’s tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector, and share it with a broad audience. There are almost 300 research papers shared on their website, as well as a whole host of useful resources and webinars. You can search for a researcher to help with your own project or share your research findings with others online. Check out the website here.
Marc Pitman, aka ‘The Fundraising Coach’
Marc Pitman is a professional fundraiser based in the United States and he has a truly down-to-earth approach to raising funds. He has written a number of books (one of which we sell here) and is well known for providing great fundraising advice in every day language. His website has some great articles full of tips and advice, and if you sign up to receive his free fortnightly newsletter you get a copy of his e-book ’21 Ways for Board Members to Engage in Fundraising’ absolutely free.
Yeah we know, weird name, but they are very, very cool. In a nutshell Moo Cards are business cards with a twist. Using their super cool ‘Printfinity’ system you can print your name and contact details on one side, and then on the other side you can print whatever you like. The twist is every card can have a different image, so you can capture all the aspects of your organisation and choose which card you give to whom. Very clever. (Yes, we do earn virtual Moo dollars if you purchase cards from the site, but we would recommend them anyway.)