Charity-IT attended the one-day interactive Communities in the Future Conference in May for charities interested in innovation, change and finding solutions to engage, improve their operations and increase their impact.
The Conference underlined why Charity-IT exists: to help charities maximise their impact on society – in their case through technology. A number of local and national charities attended and shared ideas on how they use technology in their day-to-day operations.
While many charities can’t afford the level of IT they critically need, organisations such as TechSoup New Zealand, Common Knowledge, Infoxchange and Microsoft can offer them affordable and accessible technology.
Charity-IT delivered a well-received session at the Conference for beginner and intermediate users of technology on ‘How small software can make a huge difference’. This session outlined the various free and easily available tools such as Trello, Google Docs and Google Analytics that can help charities work collaboratively and with analytical insights and to automate processes.
The Conference was a great opportunity for Charity-IT to connect with charities and meet IT representatives like Microsoft and Infoxchange, as well as to introduce Auckland-based charities to Charity-IT and Assurity, with plans in progress to organise a Charity-IT hackathon in Auckland in the next few months.