Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Performance assessments now available free for charities

Performance assessments now available free for charities & community organisations

NZ Navigator is a free online assessment tool providing charities and community organisations a tailored report card of how they are faring.

According to Marion Blake, Platform Trust’s CEO and chair of the group involved in putting NZ Navigator together, it provides a fantastic opportunity for organisations to come to grips with their strengths and weaknesses and gives them an idea of how they can improve their performance.

“NZ Navigator as a tool enables organisations to demonstrate their effectiveness and impact as well as giving them resources and feedback so they can look to improve their functioning in areas such as leadership, governance, relationships, direction, finances, administration, communication, etc. It scores each of the areas on a 5-point scale and tells them whether the organisation is ‘thriving’, ‘successful’, ‘viable’, ‘vulnerable’, or ‘at risk’.”

“It provides you a meaningful report and guides you on what you need to do next, plus it gives you a comparative benchmark report so that you can assess your effectiveness against other organisations.”

“At the latest count, there are around 97,000 not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand. About 27,000 of these are registered charities. This tool gives all of them the opportunity to jump online and assess where they are at and where they need to be.”

NZ Navigator will also help promote public trust and confidence in the community and voluntary sector, she says. “People need to know that the organisation they are giving money and time to is self-aware and confident in its capability to deliver. The tool will point organisations to how they
can show greater credibility and legitimacy with the donating and volunteering public and should help to better position them with funders and clients.”

NZ Navigator is online and free to use at www.nznavigator.org.nz . A number of organisations have already used the tool and completed their first assessment.

Community partners including the Platform Trust, ANGOA (Association of Non-Governmental Organisations of Aotearoa), Social Development Partners, Bishop’s Action Foundation and the Department of Internal Affairs, together own NZ Navigator. Charities Services of the Department of Internal Affairs has funded the first stage of development. Nine community organisations provided
input into the design, development and implementation of NZ Navigator during 2013. The software developer is Rabid Technologies Ltd.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Sky City : Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out. The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill.
More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: Mediation Between Lyttelton Port And Union Fails

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. More>>

Earlier:

Science Policy: Callaghan, NSC Funding Knocked In Submissions

Callaghan Innovation, which was last year allocated a budget of $566 million over four years to dish out research and development grants, and the National Science Challenges attracted criticism in submissions on the government’s draft national statement of science investment, with science funding largely seen as too fragmented. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Spark, Voda And Telstra To Lay New Trans-Tasman Cable

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand’s two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building a trans-Tasman submarine cable to bolster broadband traffic between the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world. More>>

ALSO:

More:

Statistics: Current Account Deficit Widens

New Zealand's annual current account deficit was $6.1 billion (2.6 percent of GDP) for the year ended September 2014. This compares with a deficit of $5.8 billion (2.5 percent of GDP) for the year ended June 2014. More>>

ALSO:

Still In The Red: NZ Govt Shunts Out Surplus To 2016

The New Zealand government has pushed out its targeted return to surplus for a year as falling dairy prices and a low inflation environment has kept a lid on its rising tax take, but is still dangling a possible tax cut in 2017, the next election year and promising to try and achieve the surplus pledge on which it campaigned for election in September. More>>

ALSO:

Job Insecurity: Time For Jobs That Count In The Meat Industry

“Meat Workers face it all”, says Graham Cooke, Meat Workers Union National Secretary. “Seasonal work, dangerous jobs, casual and zero hours contracts, and increasing pressure on workers to join non-union individual agreements. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news